Rod Trent

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

Short Takes: April 17, 2015 3
An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: The thickening plot for a satisfying movie ending, Yahoo seeks some self-respect, no iPad left behind, Verizon and AT&T take a stand against bloatware (not really), our overlords are at the door, and a timepiece designed to be late.
Free eBook on Azure Machine Learning
A new eBook from Microsoft Press covers the facets of data science from the Azure perspective.
Patch Tuesday Fallout: KB2889923 Breaks Outlook 2010 When Lync 2013 Exists 2
If Outlook 2010 stops working for you after applying this month's Skype for Business upgrade, here's a workaround.
Patch Tuesday Fallout: SSRS Breaks After KB2990214 Applied to Windows Server 2008 R2
An update available to aid in future OS upgrades may be causing SQL Server Reporting Services to stop running.
Patch Wednesday: Adobe Flash Player update for IE10 and IE11 rolling out
Today Microsoft is releasing a follow-up for IE10 and IE11 based on Adobe's own security bulletin delivered yesterday.
Patch Tuesday: Windows 7 Gets a New Upgrade Patch
An update is available for Windows 7 SP1 users who would like to upgrade to Windows 10 later this year.
Patch Tuesday: Support for Microsoft Office 2013 RTM and Exchange 2013 RTM Expires
This month, as part of April Patch Tuesday, support for RTM versions of Office 2013 and Exchange has expired.
Patch Tuesday: One April Update Applicable to Windows 10 Build 10049
Only one update this month is applicable to the most current Build of Windows 10.
Patch Tuesday: KB3013769 Updated with Installation Guidance for 3rd Party Antivirus Errors
Microsoft has now provided workaround guidance for a problem that exists in a December update.
Patch Tuesday: Not Hours Old, Skype for Business Has Its First Patch
Skype for Business gets its first update - the same day it is released.
Patch Tuesday: Skype for Business Transformation Update is KB2889923
Microsoft has now given the Skype for Business transformative update a KB article number and it's ready to roll.
Patch Tuesday: 3038314 Disables SSL 3.0, but Only for IE11
Microsoft addresses the Poodle vulnerability again this month, providing a patch for Internet Explorer 11.
Patch Tuesday: Strengthening PKU2U Authentication for HomeGroup
Microsoft has released Security Advisory 3045755 to detail an improvement to the PKU2U security protocol this month.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Releases 11 Security Bulletins for April 2015, 4 Rated Critical
April 2015's updates are starting to roll out. Here's what to expect to deal with today.
Skype for Business Rolls Out Today, Leaving Lync in its Wake
Announced during last month’s Convergence Conference, Skype for Business is now generally available to Office 365 customers.
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...

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Explains the Windows 10 Upgrade Plumbing Delivered in April's Releases
April 17, 2015

I suspect, as we get closer, MSFT will detail registry modifications and GPO settings to disable it or change the frequency.

Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 4: Monitor Sync Issues
March 27, 2015

My connections are solid and I've not heard that issues from anyone else.

The Tale of Two Windows 10 Browsers
March 26, 2015

Microsoft has alluded to a few "things." First, it will "just work" with the web - Microsoft's words. Secondly, it will sport a new UI. And, third, it will support plugins...

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