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

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Will Not Patch a Flaw in Windows Server 2003 This Month – Or Ever 2
As Windows Server 2003 winds down, there's no functional reason to provide updates that would require a major architecture change.
A Couple Updates Releasing for Windows 10 Build 9926 Today
A couple updates will be available today for those running Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926.
Azure Backup Now Supports Offline Disk Shipment, Improves Retention
A new update for Azure Backup brings new capabilities including offline disk shipment, increase in number of allowed backup copies, and more retention policies.
Patch Tuesday: What's Headed Your Way for Microsoft Patch Tuesday 1
Today is Microsoft Patch Tuesday. Here's the roundup of what to expect.
Microsoft Retiring Select Plus License Agreement
Microsoft Select Plus volume license agreement will be retired on July 1, 2015.
Enterprise Mobility Suite Book Now Available for Pre-order, Ships in April
The first book available that covers Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite will ship in April. You can pre-order now.
Microsoft Intune Now on a Monthly New Feature Cadence
Announcing new features for February, Microsoft has now also stated its official plan for updating new features for Microsoft Intune.
Microsoft Makes Troubleshooting Windows Update in Windows 10 a Tad Bit More Difficult
A change in the way logging is done in Windows 10 makes it harder to identify when Windows Update is having problems
Short Takes: February 6, 2015 3
An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: Surface RT - again, iOS and Android further succumb to Microsoft, the touchable apps that aren't, Satya's first year, the death of an old friend, a Surface Pro 3 deal, Super Stream Sunday, another government approved digital attack on the books, a drone with a friendly face, and System Center Universe.
Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Policy for Business Not What You Might Think 4
With clear communication that Windows 10 upgrades will be free for consumers, what does this mean for businesses?
Penton Announces New Cloud/Enterprise Management Conference
Today we're unveiling a brand new technology event called the Cloud/Enterprise Management Conference.
IT/Dev Connections 2015 Call for Sessions Now Open!
The call for session proposals is now open for IT/Dev Connections 2015!
Microsoft Describes New Business Servicing Branches for Updating Windows 10
When Windows 10 releases, Microsoft will offer two updating branches for businesses, giving them options for keeping the new OS secure and feature rich.
Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Server Until 2016 4
Microsoft took to the Server & Cloud Blog today to make the announcement that Windows 10 Server is delayed until 2016.
The Cloud Platform Roadmap is Transparency for the Microsoft Cloud
If you've ever wondered what Microsoft is working on to bring to it's Cloud platform, the company has provided a new resource to help educate customers on new projects.
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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