Rod Trent

Engagement, Education, and Conference Director ,

Rod Trent is the Engagement, Education, and Conference Director for Penton. He is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center and Cloud technologies and has more than 25 years of IT experience. Rod has written many books, thousands of articles, and speaks at various conferences and user groups. His professional focus is evangelizing technical community on the web and in person. Rod was a Microsoft MVP for 10 years and is a charter member of the Dell TechCenter Rockstar program. He's an avid gadget fan, a die-hard old television show and cartoon buff, a health and exercise freak, and comic book aficionado. Follow Rod on Twitter

Bitlocker Activation Problems with Windows 10 November Update
A new bug has surfaced for Windows 10 November update where Bitlocker may not work for a clean installation.
Remote Server Administration Tools Updated for Windows 10 November Update
An RSAT update is available to allow Windows 10 to manage Windows Server Technical Preview remotely.
“Protected View Has Stopped Working” Message After Last Round of Office Updates 1
If you're having problems opening Office files downloaded from the Internet, there's a temporary fix.
Admin Templates Updated for Windows 10 November Update
The Admin templates for Windows 10 1511 have now been released and are ready for download.
Windows 10 1511 Enterprise Build Now Available on VLSC
Windows 10 Enterprise version 1511 is now available for download from VLSC.
GPO Settings for Windows Update for Business 2
Windows 10 November update includes additional GPO settings for managing the new servicing model.
Learn to Configure Telemetry in Windows 10 Before TH2 Releases Next Week
A new TechNet doc from Microsoft helps explain each area where Windows 10 delivers data to Microsoft and tells how to turn each off.
Shocker: Microsoft and Red Hat Team-up
Microsoft and Red Hat are teaming up to bring Linux to private and public datacenters.
Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Get Early November Firmware Updates
New updates should fix a bunch of glaring problems with Microsoft's new devices.
Accessing the Surface Book’s BIOS
If you need to tweak the Surface Book BIOS, a simple key sequence will get you access.
Blackberry Completes Acquisition of Good Technology
Today marks the day Blackberry is ready to consume and integrate solutions acquired from Good Technology.
Use PowerShell to Retrieve Data from the Microsoft Health Dashboard
A newly released PowerShell module allows you to sift through your Microsoft Health dashboard data.
Supported Upgrade Paths for the New System Center Configuration Manager
The next version of System Center Configuration Manager will provide a much wider upgrade path than before.
Next Microsoft Intune Update to Bring New Windows 10 Management Features
The next Microsoft Intune update is imminent, preparing the way for the next big Windows 10 update in November.
GPO Settings for Windows Update for Business
November 17, 2015

Those options currently only exist on the local computer group policy. I suspect the templates will be updated shortly. The Enterprise version of 1511 only released yesterday...

Microsoft Ignite Canceled for Chicago - Rescheduled for September in Atlanta
October 15, 2015

We're discussing that already. Should have an announcement soon.

Troubleshooting Windows Updates for Windows 10 Part 1: Generating Log Files
September 3, 2015

Too much travel recently. Will wrap up part 2 shortly.

Microsoft is Listening, Change Lists for Windows 10 Updates are Coming for Enterprises
August 31, 2015

It's basically an instance where they are saying "please, bear with us - we're on new ground here" - related to Windows as a Service. I just don't believe they understood how...

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