Rod Trent

Rod
Trent
Engagement, Education, and Conference Director ,
Penton

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

Articles
Long Update Scans for Windows 7 Addressed in Latest Windows Update Client Fix
A fix for the Windows Update client is available that attempts to solve long update scans.
Bluetooth Specification 5 Unveiled for the Connected World, Due Later This Year
The wraps have finally been taken off the Bluetooth 5 specification. Plans for official release say late 2016.
Will You Choose a Samsung Cloud?
Samsung has snatched up Joyent to deliver its own cloud.
Update on KB3163622 That Breaks Group Policy: It’s Not Me, It’s You 3
There's now a resolution available for those affected by Patch Tuesday's KB3163622.
Patch Tuesday: Security Update for Group Policy Breaks Group Policy 1
A security update for Group Policy for this month doesn't quite work as expected.
Surface Pro 4: Solving Icon Gargantuitis Without a Restart
Surface Pro 4's video seems to have problems unless the device is cold-started. There's actually a quick fix.
Satya Nadella’s LinkedIn Acquisition Letter
Microsoft is buying LinkedIn.
HPE Strengthens Its IoT Play with New Hardware and Software
HPE is ready to deliver hardware, software, and services to help customers improve IoT capabilities.
HPE CEO Meg Whitman Teases “The Machine”
We're on the cusp of a revolutionary computational evolution. If only HPE can pull it off.
HPE Renews Cloud Promises with Both New and Updated Technologies
At HPE Discover 2016, HPE is set to deliver new and refreshed cloud technologies.
HPE Partners with Workspot to Extend VDI Through Integrated Services
A new partnership between HPE and Workspot brings ease of deployment for VDI.
Microsoft’s Convenience Rollup Incompatible with Certain VMware Configurations
Microsoft recent rollup for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 are causing VMware customers some pains.
Windows 10 App Can Reveal Your Hacked Accounts
A new app connects to the Have I Been Pwned service to display compromised accounts.
Uninstall Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 365 Using the Easy Fix Tool
A tool from Microsoft gives administrators the ability to manage the uninstallation of Microsoft Office.
What is Windows 10 Anniversary Edition’s Limited Periodic Scan? 1
A new tweak in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition allows you to modify the schedule for Windows Defender scans.
Comments
Something to Think About: Nano Server Does Not Support Group Policy
May 11, 2016

Thanks, GP MVP Jeremy Moskowitz! :)

Surface Book Hits a Stable Juncture with One Big Caveat
March 7, 2016

Isn't it, though? That's the state we're in, though. A lot of folks seem to be lulled into a false sense of security by the "Insider" program. If it's not called "beta" it can...

Microsoft February 2016 Patch Tuesday Delivers Unlucky 13 Security Fixes
February 12, 2016

Can you check to see if it's related to: KB3114717?

Save the Date! IT/Dev Connections 2016 Web Site Goes Live!
December 10, 2015

Not yet, but very, very soon. I'll definitely be letting everyone know when registration is live. You can also be notified through the new IT/Dev Connections blog and by...

Windows 10 1511 Headed to WSUS in a “Couple Weeks,” KB3095113 Needed
December 4, 2015

This is strictly for handling Windows 10 feature upgrades like the one from November. However, any feature upgrade can also be used to fully upgrade Windows 7 and Windows 8...

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