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 and Engagement Director 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

Microsoft is Listening, Change Lists for Windows 10 Updates are Coming for Enterprises
Change lists are coming for Windows 10 Enterprise customers, allowing IT to be more cautious and responsive in delivering updates to end-users.
The Business Story for Windows 10 is Still Being Written
Better business features for Windows 10 are planned for later this year. But is the business strategy becoming clearer?
Microsoft May Launch Office 2016 Next Month
An internal memo shows that Microsoft is planning the release of its next version of the Office suite.
Revised MS15-080 Update May Mean a Reinstall is Required
Microsoft has provided an updated security patch. Depending on your method of original installation, you may be required to download it and install it again.
Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP3 Now Also Available
A day after the release of a mass of preview products intended to launch probably in the first half of 2016, Microsoft releases another one without as much fanfare. This one targeted toward small to medium businesses.
Troubleshooting Windows Updates for Windows 10 Part 1: Generating Log Files 1
For Windows 10, Microsoft altered how Windows Update collects and records information necessary to troubleshoot problems.
Microsoft Makes TP3 Available for Windows Server, System Center, and Configuration Manager
Today Microsoft has delivered the 3rd technical preview for Windows Server 2016, System Center, and System Center Configuration Manager.
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Released 3
As part of a larger launch today, RSAT for Windows 10 is now available.
Windows 10 Gets Critical IE Security Update Wrapped in Yet Another Cumulative Update 1
To put Windows 10 on secure footing against a newly released critical vulnerability patch, Microsoft has delivered its fourth cumulative update in two weeks.
As Promised, Critical IE Security Update Released 3
The critical IE update promised for today is now available.
Mastering Windows 10 Deployment using MDT and System Center Configuration Manager
IT/Dev Connections: Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.
Download VMs to Test Microsoft Edge and Windows 10
VMs are available for download, allowing businesses to test and validate Windows 10 running Microsoft Edge.
Enterprises Can Now Deploy Windows 10 with MDT 2013 Update 1
MDT 2013 Update 1 has been released, allowing businesses to deploy Windows 10 across the network.
Microsoft Expected to Release Critical Internet Explorer Security Update on Tuesday, August 18 5
On Tuesday around 10am PST, Microsoft is expected to start the rollout of a critical security update for Internet Explorer.
Disabling Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense for Business Devices 1
Wi-Fi Sense is a Windows 10 feature that allows devices to share encrypted wireless network information with peers. Businesses will probably want to turn this feature off.
Microsoft Expected to Release Critical Internet Explorer Security Update on Tuesday, August 18
August 18, 2015

Just verified. Should still show up in the next hour or so, but definitely today.

Reasons Why Windows 10 Might be Downloading on Domain-Joined Computers
August 11, 2015

SWAY? No. The Windows 10 media creation tool Microsoft released just for this.

Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Policy for Business Not What You Might Think
June 2, 2015

The user can still choose to install or not (see for deeper coverage on this), but if you use automatic updates, you'll never know when an end-user decides to...

Eastbound and Up: Highest IT Salaries Are Not Where You Might Think
April 24, 2015

Thanks for the heads-up! Fixed.

Happy 2nd Patch Tuesday for April 2015
April 21, 2015

Go to 1:18 in the video...

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