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

Enhanced Windows Upgrade Messages Give Nod to Windows 10
Microsoft has changed the messaging on some support statements for Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Microsoft Rolling out Hybrid Licensing Approach to OMS on July 1
Microsoft is making it easier to take advantage of its hybrid management solutions through new licensing.
KB3161606 Reported to Break Hyper-V 3
An OS rollup is causing Hyper-V problems.
Long Update Scans for Windows 7 Addressed in Latest Windows Update Client Fix 1
A fix for the Windows Update client is available that attempts to solve long update scans.
Bluetooth Specification 5 Unveiled for the Connected World, Due Later This Year
The wraps have finally been taken off the Bluetooth 5 specification. Plans for official release say late 2016.
Will You Choose a Samsung Cloud?
Samsung has snatched up Joyent to deliver its own cloud.
Update on KB3163622 That Breaks Group Policy: It’s Not Me, It’s You 3
There's now a resolution available for those affected by Patch Tuesday's KB3163622.
Patch Tuesday: Security Update for Group Policy Breaks Group Policy 1
A security update for Group Policy for this month doesn't quite work as expected.
Surface Pro 4: Solving Icon Gargantuitis Without a Restart
Surface Pro 4's video seems to have problems unless the device is cold-started. There's actually a quick fix.
Satya Nadella’s LinkedIn Acquisition Letter
Microsoft is buying LinkedIn.
HPE Strengthens Its IoT Play with New Hardware and Software
HPE is ready to deliver hardware, software, and services to help customers improve IoT capabilities.
HPE CEO Meg Whitman Teases “The Machine”
We're on the cusp of a revolutionary computational evolution. If only HPE can pull it off.
HPE Renews Cloud Promises with Both New and Updated Technologies
At HPE Discover 2016, HPE is set to deliver new and refreshed cloud technologies.
HPE Partners with Workspot to Extend VDI Through Integrated Services
A new partnership between HPE and Workspot brings ease of deployment for VDI.
Microsoft’s Convenience Rollup Incompatible with Certain VMware Configurations
Microsoft recent rollup for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 are causing VMware customers some pains.
KB3161606 Reported to Break Hyper-V
June 28, 2016

Absolutely. Great catch! Thanks!

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...

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