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

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Fixing the Outlook 2016 IMAP Bug 3
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Troubleshooting Windows Updates for Windows 10 Part 1: Generating Log Files
September 3, 2015

Too much travel recently. Will wrap up part 2 shortly.

Microsoft is Listening, Change Lists for Windows 10 Updates are Coming for Enterprises
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It's basically an instance where they are saying "please, bear with us - we're on new ground here" - related to Windows as a Service. I just don't believe they understood how...

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.

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