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 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

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Get Help Implementing Microsoft Intune for Your Organization Directly from Microsoft
If you are planning to onboard more than 150 users to Microsoft Intune, Microsoft is available to provide assistance.
Three Sysinternals Utilities Updated: Sysmon, LogonSessions, and VMMap
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Out-of-Band Critical Security Release MS15-078 Now Available 3
Rumored over the weekend to release today, an out-of-band update is being made available to day to patch the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library.
Prep Your Vulnerability Patching Engines as an OOB Update Delivers Today
Sources say that a critical flaw in all supported versions of Windows will be patched today.
General Electric Gives Microsoft One of Its Biggest Office 365 Contracts to Date
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Microsoft to Pick Up Adallom for $320M, an Israel-Based Cloud Company for Security
Microsoft is reportedly close to finalizing a $320M deal to acquire a Cloud-based security company called Adallom.
U.S. Air Force Makes Big Investment in the Microsoft Cloud 1
One of the largest commercial cloud contracts in DoD history, the U.S. Air Force is rolling out the Office 365 platform.
WSUS Ready for Windows 10
During July's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft delivered Windows 10 to WSUS.
Google Rolls Out Windows Server 2012 R2 Support to Its Compute Platform
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Patch Tuesday: Installation Recommendations for July 2015 1
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Anti-malware Support for Windows XP Expires Today
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Windows Phone Isn't Dead, It's Changing
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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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