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 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

Microsoft First to Achieve ISO/IEC 27018 Privacy Standard for Azure 2
Today Microsoft is announcing that it is the first Cloud provider to achieve an important international standard.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Removes KB2920732 that Breaks PowerPoint
Microsoft has finally pulled an update that causes PowerPoint 2013 to stop working.
OneNote is Now Completely Free to Use with No Restrictions 1
Microsoft has removed feature restrictions from OneNote, making the app completely free to use on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs.
Patch Tuesday: KB3023607 Breaks Cisco AnyConnect, Here's a Fix 4
Problems with Cisco AnyConnect after Patch Tuesday? You're not alone.
Enterprise Client Management Book Now Available
A new book offering covers managing corporate PCs and devices using System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune.
Next Windows 10 PC Build Possibly Due in Late February, Early March?
A new Build of Windows 10 Technical Preview may still release sometime before the month is out.
Short Takes: February 13, 2015 4
An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: N-trig is a hired killer, a plea for better quality control, your living room is bugged, a hotel written, directed and produced by Michael Crichton, in-OS purchases on the horizon, new life for an old celebrity, Threatbook, the illustrious Edward Nigma, and some time away for a very important reason.
Short Survey: AWS Interoperability
Take this extremely short survey to help us get a better understanding of your knowledge of Amazon Web Services.
Patch Tuesday: KB2920732 Breaks PowerPoint 2013
If you noticed a major issue with PowerPoint 2013 after installing the latest round of Office updates supplied through Patch Tuesday, you're not alone.
Patch Tuesday: It's Back! KB3001652 Re-released
KB3001652, the update that garnered so much attention on Tuesday, has been re-released as a new version.
Jeffrey Snover Spills the Server Beans at TechDays Online 2015
Jeffrey Snover gives an awesome history lesson for Windows Server and leads into reasons behind the delay of Windows Server vNext.
Patch Tuesday: Just Installing KB3000483 is Not Enough to Protect Your Company 7
Just because you may have installed the security update successfully it's important to realize you're not quite done.
System Center Rollups Released with Patch Tuesday Updates
Microsoft has released Update Rollups along with the security updates for February's Patch Tuesday.
Patch Tuesday: Font Corruption with KB3013455 8
A second update for this month's Patch Tuesday has been reported to have problems.
First Responders: KB3001652 Hangs Computers, Never Finishes Installation 6
Reports are starting to roll in concerning an available update that is causing installation issues.
Short Takes: February 20, 2015
February 22, 2015

Great feedback! We are looking into revamping it a bit. However, it's important to understand that it was not Paul's brand.

Patch Tuesday: Font Corruption with KB3013455
February 16, 2015

Uninstalling does fix the problem. It's more an issue of how Windows displays the fonts, instead of the fonts themselves.

Short Takes: February 13, 2015
February 14, 2015

Thanks! Totally appreciate the comment.

First Responders: KB3001652 Hangs Computers, Never Finishes Installation
February 10, 2015

That's probably exactly it.

Short Takes: February 6, 2015
February 6, 2015


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