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

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
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.
Goverlan Releases a Free Tool to Simplify Working with WMI
A new tool from Goverlan lets you realize the power of WMI for managing local and remote computers.
The Microsoft Surface TechCenter
The Microsoft Surface TechCenter is designed to provide a central location to find support for Microsoft's tablets.
Microsoft Releases Updated Graphics Driver to Fix Surface Pro Issues with Windows 10 Build 9926
An updated driver is available from Windows Update for those Surface Pro users with video problems after installing Windows 10 Build 9926.
Microsoft Releases Tools to Deploy Windows 10 Technical Preview
The first release of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10 is now available for download and testing.
Short Takes: January 30, 2015 3
An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this issue: New BlackBerry fails, Microsoft Bob 2015, an iPhone victory lap, IBM layoffs are real, a new Apple product launching in April, and a personal 'thank you.'
Microsoft Set to Publicize Pricing for Enterprise Cloud Suite that Includes Office 365, EMS, and Windows
Launched in December, value Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud Suite comes from features and pricing.
Microsoft Previews OneDrive for Business for Mac and iOS
Microsoft has released preview versions of a new OneDrive for Business for iOS and Mac.
RSAT Tools Now Available for Windows 10 1
Microsoft has now released RSAT for Windows 10, allowing those running Build 9926 to connect to and manage Windows Server Technical Preview.
Amazon to Retrofit Business Email Services for Its Cloud
Amazon is attempting to join the ranks of providing Cloud-based email services to businesses.
Rackspace Extends SQL Server 2014 to its Managed Private Cloud
Rackspace has announced that it is making SQL Server 2014 available as part of its Managed Private Cloud.
How Windows 10 Upgrades Might Work
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Survey: Email in the Cloud versus On-Premises
Help us help you. We have a survey prepared to produce better information on the industry's need to manage email in the Cloud.
Missing in Action: Windows 10 Server
January 22, 2015


Details for Next Week's Windows 10 Event Emerge
January 15, 2015

Thanks! Yes, Microsoft will make available the replay later on after the event. You'll probably be able to review it the following day for sure.

Fake News, Real Commentary: Microsoft Releases Windows 10 for iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices First
January 15, 2015

While I know that's true, its still one additional step that some people aren't comfortable performing. And, like you said, its not a great experience.

Windows Phone to Join the Windows 10 Insider Program
January 13, 2015

The Insider program bypasses the carrier, I believe. But, Verizon just updated its Cloud over the weekend, part of which was to fix the deployment issues they weren't talking...

Microsoft Plans to Deliver .NET Framework 4.5.2 on January 13
January 6, 2015

Would "force-deliver" better clarify it?

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