Rod Trent

Senior Executive Editor, Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro; Engagement Director,
Penton Technology, Penton

Rod Trent is the Senior Executive Editor for Penton Technology's Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Share Point Pro, Dev Pro Connections and 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, comic book aficionado, and a part-time missionary to the Chinese people. Follow Rod on Twitter

Patch Tuesday: Available Font Fix Will Also Rollout in March
A fix released this week to repair fonts for some customers, will also join the stack of updates coming in March for Patch Tuesday.
Latest Endpoint Protection Client Update Breaks Browser Downloads
An update for Microsoft's Endpoint Protection products is reporting viruses for every download.
Goverlan's WMI Explorer Gets Full PowerShell Support
An update to Goverlan's WMIX adds full support for PowerShell scripting.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Makes a Fix It Available to Repair Cisco AnyConnect
Microsoft has released a temporary solution to fix issues with Cisco AnyConnect caused by February's Internet Explorer cumulative security update.
Patch Tuesday: There's a Fix for KB2553154, But it May Not Work 1
Microsoft quietly released a KB article that provides a Fix It solution for problems with KB2553154. It works for some.
State of the Cloud's Real Story Isn't About Who is Winning 1
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Windows Management Framework 5.0 February Preview is Available Now
Microsoft has refreshed Windows Management Framework 5.0 and includes updates for Windows PowerShell 5.0.
New WindowsITPro Feature: Patch Tuesday
Today, we're rolling out a brand new feature to make it easier for you to stay alert to Patch Tuesday releases, problems, and fixes.
Patch Tuesday: Font Corruption Fix is Ready
A fix for a patch that left many unable to read fonts on the screen is now available.
Patch Tuesday: Botched PowerPoint Update Re-released Under New Number
Microsoft has released a fixed update that should solve PowerPoint problems for those running Windows RT.
An Open Microsoft: Azure HDInsight Available for Linux
Microsoft today has announced a huge step in showing more openness to a non-Windows world.
Azure Machine Learning Reaches GA
Microsoft has used Strata + Hadoop World to announce the unveiling of Machine Learning.
Windows 10 to Push Stronger Authentication Methods
Microsoft is building new authentication standards into Windows 10 in hopes that the common password will soon be a thing of the past.
Determining if an Office Installation is Click-to-Run or Not
In a mixed environment, knowing which installation method was used for Office can help you better target systems for updates.
Short Takes: February 20, 2015
February 22, 2015

Great feedback! We are looking into revamping it a bit. However, it's important to understand that it was not Paul's brand.

Patch Tuesday: Font Corruption with KB3013455
February 16, 2015

Uninstalling does fix the problem. It's more an issue of how Windows displays the fonts, instead of the fonts themselves.

Short Takes: February 13, 2015
February 14, 2015

Thanks! Totally appreciate the comment.

First Responders: KB3001652 Hangs Computers, Never Finishes Installation
February 10, 2015

That's probably exactly it.

Short Takes: February 6, 2015
February 6, 2015


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