Rod Trent

Rod
Trent
IT Community Manager,
Penton

Rod Trent is the IT Community Manager for Windows IT Pro and myITforum.com. 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

Articles
Critical Out-of-Band Microsoft Update Released to Protect Customers from Invalid Certificates
An emergency update has been released to help protect most versions of Windows.
Microsoft KB2962872 Breaks InstallShield
An update from this past Patch Tuesday is causing the InstallShield application to crash.
Satya Nadella's July 10 Missive: Cliffs Notes and Commentary 2
In almost 3200 words, Satya Nadella delivers his latest halftime talk to the Blue Badges.
Amazon Zocalo Offers Enterprise Data Storage and Collaboration
Amazon has released Zocalo into Limited Preview. Targeted toward enterprises, Zocalo provides secure document storage and file collaboration.
Small and Midsized Businesses Get an Office 365 Fist Bump
Microsoft is making changes to Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium-sized businesses.
Review: PowerBot Wireless Charger
If you want a cost-worthy Qi enabled wireless charger for smaller devices, the PowerBot PB1020 is a good buy.
All the Announcements to Follow at WPC 2014
Microsoft is preparing WPC 2014 attendees for what to expect at next week's event.
Can Windows Phone 8.1 Save Microsoft's Mobile OS? 1
Market share for Windows Phone has dropped since March of this year. Can a refreshed OS and new devices help?
Windows XP: Java is Dead to Me
Oracle has taken a stand, eliminating any future Java updates for Windows XP users.
StorSimple Renamed to Azure StorSimple, Gets Big Refresh in August
Coming in August, Microsoft is releasing a new series of Azure-based appliances.
Adobe Issues Flash Warning, Patch Now
A newly found vulnerability in Adobe Flash allows hackers to steal your web identity.
WSUS 3.0 SP2 Gets an Update to Bolster Security
An update is available for strengthening security for WSUS servers and roles.
Clarity Needed on Windows 7's Proposed End of Life
As is the case with most things on the Internet, a simple reminder can erroneously quickly turn into a dire warning.
Ensure IT/Dev Connections Attendance Using this Unique, Interactive PDF
We’ve put together a handy IT/Dev Connections 2014 guide for this year’s event. Instead of having to visit the conference web site, or forcing your managers to jump out to the web site and do their own research, just use this interactive PDF.
Updates Roll out Today for Almost All Microsoft Surface Models, RT Gets First Update Since January
This month all Microsoft Surface owners can expect updates to enhance the device's capabilities.
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