Rod Trent

Engagement, Education, and Conference Director ,

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

HotFix: Windows 10 upgrades are not downloaded in System Center Configuration Manager
A hotfix is available that will allow users of ConfigMgr 1511 to deploy Windows 10 upgrades.
Windows 8 Dips Below the Support Line Next Week 3
Next week during the first Patch Tuesday of 2016, Windows 8 will receive it's last security updates ever.
IT/Dev Connections 2016 – the Anti-Keynote Conference
Imagine – a community conference that is blatantly driven by, and created for, the community.
New Book: Deployment Fundamentals – Deploying Windows 10 Using MDT
Now available as the 6th volume, Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom – both IT/Dev Connections speakers – have released the latest revision of the Deployment Fundamentals book. This version has been updated specifically to cover the deployment of Windows 10 in the Enterprise. And even more specifically, deploying Microsoft’s latest operating system using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
Reminder: IE8, 9, and 10 Reach End of Support Next Week
IE8, 9, and 10 - we barely knew ye.
First Sysinternals Updates for 2016
5 new Sysinternals tools updates christen 2016.
Looking ahead to 2016: IT Generalist versus IT Specialist
While IT Specialists still exist today, the IT Generalist is making a strong comeback.
System Center Configuration Manager Updates Hit Whiplash Speed
An update available today takes System Center Configuration Manager to Build 1512.
It’s a (Christmas) Wrap: PowerShell 5.0 RTM’s
WMF 5.0 has been deemed worthy and released as RTM.
Microsoft Releases Fixed Microsoft Outlook 2010 Patch 2
The QC for Microsoft's patches continues to be an issue. An updated Outlook 2010 patch is now available.
Microsoft Tries to Clear Up Confusing Windows 10 Editions on WSUS Servers
Windows 10 editions have been updated on WSUS servers to make available upgrades less confusing.
Enterprise and Education Join Windows 10 Pro version 1511 on WSUS
Overnight, the Enterprise and Education versions of Windows 10 1511 were made available to companies using WSUS to manage updates.
On January 12, Support Ends for these .NET Framework Versions 1
January 12, 2016 is a significant date, as a number of Microsoft products and product versions are expiring.
Save the Date! IT/Dev Connections 2016 Web Site Goes Live! 2
The IT/Dev Connections 2016 web site was unveiled today, along with the official conference date, a blog, and a way to sign-up to be notified of event news.
December’s First Recalled Patch is KB3114409 1
First responders should take notice. KB3114409 has been recalled.
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...

Windows 10 1511 – What’s Available, What's Coming
December 1, 2015

That's true, however, that also assumes you want to be running beta software the rest of your life. Or, you don't you users running beta software. :)

GPO Settings for Windows Update for Business
November 17, 2015

Those options currently only exist on the local computer group policy. I suspect the templates will be updated shortly. The Enterprise version of 1511 only released yesterday...

Microsoft Ignite Canceled for Chicago - Rescheduled for September in Atlanta
October 15, 2015

We're discussing that already. Should have an announcement soon.

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