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
What’s Fixed in the May 10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10
The list of fixes for Windows 10 this month includes improvements in Cortana, Bluetooth, Shell, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Miracast, and USB.
John Wink Needs Feedback on Slowness After Installing Latest Windows 10 Cumulative Update
Microsoft is aware of a potential problem with the latest Windows 10 cumulative update and is asking for help testing solutions.
Canada Joins Office 365 as a 1st Class Citizen 1
Microsoft has officially launched Office 365 datacenters in Canada.
Microsoft Joins the Mile-High Revenue Club
Microsoft has silently joined an elite group of technology companies.
Something to Think About: Nano Server Does Not Support Group Policy 3
If you're planning on moving off an older version of Windows Server anytime soon, make sure you choose the right path forward.
Mobile Device Patching Getting Help from an Unlikely Source
The FCC and FTC have joined forces to figure out why mobile carriers are slow to secure their devices.
Disregard KB3152599 Update for Windows 10 1
An update intended for Insiders inadvertently crossed the WSUS stream.
Telemetry Options for Windows Server and System Center 2016
A new whitepaper details the type and amount of telemetry data that Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 can collect and transmit to Microsoft.
ASUS Issues Support Workaround for Non-booting Windows 7 Computers Affected by KB3133977
ASUS has issued a workaround for a Microsoft update that causes Windows 7 computers to stop booting.
Microsoft Finally Delivers Final Fix for WSUS KB3148812, Windows 10 Anniversary Requirement 1
Microsoft has finally delivered a fix for a problem that caused WSUS servers to stop working in April.
KB3035583 Disables Windows 10 Upgrade Blocking?
A revamped update may be causing the Windows 10 upgrade to break through upgrade barriers.
Windows Store Access is Mandatory for Small Business Users Running Windows 10 Pro
With the 1511 upgrade, Microsoft eliminated the ability for Windows 10 Pro administrators to block access to the Windows Store.
Microsoft’s WSUS Infrastructure Experienced a 12-Hour Outage
A system wide problem kept WSUS servers from synching updates for 12 hours.
Welcome to Microsoft Office Patch Tuesday for May 2016
Today marks Microsoft's second monthly anniversary of its new Office Patch Tuesday.
Turn Windows Server into a Software Inventory Collector
A new tool allows you to configure a master collector for software inventory across your server environment.
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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