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: Microsoft Alters Plans to Deliver SharePoint Updates through Windows Update
Microsoft is backtracking on a decision made last month to deliver updates to SharePoint servers through Windows Update.
Enterprises Can Now Deploy Surface Pro 3 Updates Using Plain Old MSI
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Enterprise Site Discovery Coming for IE8, IE9, and IE10
Microsoft is soon to release a version of Enterprise Site Discovery that will work with earlier, supported versions of Internet Explorer in preparation for a migration to Windows 10.
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BlackBerry BES Goes Cloud
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Endpoint Protection Client Fix Available Today to Repair Internet Explorer Downloads
An updated Endpoint Protection client has been released today to fix issues introduced in February.
Upcoming Skills Event for Microsoft Intune
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Windows Server to Get Major Changes in a Future Release
A leaked set of PowerPoint slides shows what Microsoft is planning for the future of Windows Server.
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
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Goverlan's WMI Explorer Gets Full PowerShell Support
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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Makes a Fix It Available to Repair Cisco AnyConnect
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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.
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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