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

Windows 10 App Can Reveal Your Hacked Accounts
A new app connects to the Have I Been Pwned service to display compromised accounts.
Uninstall Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 365 Using the Easy Fix Tool
A tool from Microsoft gives administrators the ability to manage the uninstallation of Microsoft Office.
What is Windows 10 Anniversary Edition’s Limited Periodic Scan? 1
A new tweak in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition allows you to modify the schedule for Windows Defender scans.
You Couldn’t Stop End Users Using Stupid Passwords, So Microsoft Will 1
Microsoft is bolstering security for its web-based services.
Microsoft Moves Windows 10 to 2 Feature Updates Each Year 2
New information shows that Microsoft is slowing down its feature deployment schedule for Windows 10.
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition’s New Hardware Requirements
When Windows 10 Anniversary Edition delivers in late July, the specs for running the OS will have changed.
Internet Explorer Pushed into Deeper Obscurity in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition 3
Microsoft is planning additional changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition that will give IT control over which browser gets the bigger focus.
Microsoft Releases Field Service Shell for Dynamics CRM on Windows 10
A new app connects service professionals to Dynamics CRM across devices.
DoD Agency Hits a Speed Bump in its Windows 10 Migration Plan 3
The DoD has hit a snag during the first phase of its goal to migrate to Windows 10 within 1 year.
Free eBook on Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure
A new eBook from Microsoft Press digs into the company's Cloud-based SQL Server product.
GigJam Walkthrough
GigJam is an Office add-on that attempts to pull external and internal resources together to deliver project management.
GigJam: That Thing with the Weird Name is on the Radar Again
GigJam is back in the news. This time, Microsoft wants to open up the beta to more people.
Windows 10 Tip: Resetting Cortana
Use this PowerShell command to reregister Cortana with Windows 10.
First DRAFT of IT/Dev Connections 2016 Sessions Catalog Ready for Download
I’ve been promising for a while that we would give you an early look at the content we’re planning for IT/Dev Connections 2016. It took a bit longer than I had hoped due to a major events platform migration but our first DRAFT is finally ready for download.
Train IT Staff for the Digital Future at IT/Dev Connections 2016
Research reveals that IT leaders think their departments are four years behind their most innovative competitors.
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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