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 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

The Third Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Shows Up Late Friday
A third cumulative update for Windows 10 in two weeks has been made available.
Patch Tuesday: Profile Issues Continue to Plague Windows 10 Cumulative Updates 4
The second cumulative update for Windows 10 in as many weeks still suffers from the same problems as the first one.
New Technical Build of Windows Server 2016 Possibly Coming Next Week
With Windows 10 mostly stable, Microsoft is putting renewed focus on its server strategy.
Patch Tuesday: Windows 10 Bundled Updates the New Normal?
Microsoft is delivering bulk updates for Windows 10 that can't be unbundled for testing and validation.
Office 365 Adopts "Rings" of Updates for Testing Before Public Release
Office 365 uses a similar approach as Windows 10 for testing and validation of new features and updates.
Patch Tuesday: Windows 10 Reboot Loop Patch Gets a Fix
If you were affected by last week's Windows 10 Cumulative Update problem, Patch Tuesday brings another one to try out.
Patch Tuesday: 14 Bulletins for August 2015, One Specific to Microsoft Edge
Patch Tuesday is once again upon us and this month Microsoft is delivering 14 updates, with one critical cumulative update for Microsoft Edge.
Enabling Windows Installer Logging for Windows 10
If you are having problems getting legacy applications to install on Windows 10, enabling logging for the Windows Installer service will help you pinpoint the problem.
Fix for Looping Windows 10 Cumulative Update
For some, the cumulative update for Windows 10 is causing a looping installation after failure.
Reasons Why Windows 10 Might be Downloading on Domain-Joined Computers 7
If you're finding Windows 10 upgrade bits delivering to your company's computers, there could be a very good reason and ways to avoid it from happening.
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Gets Client Auto-Update Feature
Microsoft has just released Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2, which finally brings client auto-update capability.
Windows 10 Enterprise Available Early and with a New 90 Day Eval Version 1
The Enterprise version of Windows 10 is now available, along with the entire Windows 10 edition library.
What to Expect for Windows 10 in 2015
With the public release of Windows 10 out the door, Microsoft is already planning to deliver updates and bug fixes very soon.
Dell Rolls Out Windows 10 Driver Packs
Dell has made available a slew of new driver packs to enable companies to deploy Windows 10 images.
Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10 Now Available
For those tasked with deploying Windows 10 across the entire organization, the ADK for Windows 10 is now available for download.
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.

Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Policy for Business Not What You Might Think
June 2, 2015

The user can still choose to install or not (see for deeper coverage on this), but if you use automatic updates, you'll never know when an end-user decides to...

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...

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