Rod Trent

IT Community Manager,

Rod Trent is the IT Community Manager for Windows IT Pro 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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Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 7: Video/Audio Recording and Editing
Along my journey I've proven that the Surface Pro 3 can replace not just a laptop but also a desktop. But, can it replace an entire video and audio recording studio?
Microsoft's Quarterly Numbers are Strong in Surprising Areas
Microsoft's quarterly results are strong, possibly showing the company is moving in the right direction in many areas.
Office Web Apps Server to be VLSC-Only Starting in November
On November 24, 2014 Office Web Apps Server will no longer be a free download.
Fixing Modern Skype for Windows 10 Build 9860
The Windows Store version of Skype fails to function after applying the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build. Here's a fix.
Microsoft Get Big: G-Series VMs
Microsoft's upcoming G-series VMs for Azure will bring more power for those companies requiring computational capacity.
Amazon Web Services Releases an Active Directory Competitor
Amazon has released a new Directory Service for AWS, allowing customers to take advantage of seamless authentication for it's services.
Surface Pro 2 Exits this Mortal Coil
It's not pining, it's passed on. This Surface is no more! It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late Surface. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the web site it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-Surface.
Microsoft Sources Registry Edits to Fix KB2984972 Breaking App-V Packages
A fix is finally available for the App-V issues caused by KB2984972, but it involves registry modifications.
Battery Saver in Windows 10 Build 9860
Windows 10 Build 9860 brings yet another Windows Phone feature to Windows: Battery Saver.
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Build 9860 of Windows 10 Technical Preview adds the ability to choose how quickly you receive future updates.
Big News: Microsoft and IBM Join Forces in the Cloud
Microsoft and IBM have just announced a Cloud partnership.
Action Center (Notifications) in Windows 10 Build 9860
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Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix It Solution for Newly Uncovered Zero-Day Flaw
A new security advisory and Fix It solution has been released in hopes of patching an actively exploited zero-day flaw in OLE.
DataSense in Windows 10 Build 9860
Windows 10 Build 9860 brings a Windows Phone technology to Windows.
SSL 3.0 Flaw Confirmed, Turn it Off
October 22, 2014

Microsoft recommends an URL rewrite...

Outlook 2013 October Update Brings a Minor Change to Make Self-service Recovery Easier
October 17, 2014

Right. This is only for those that connect to an Exchange server (on-premises or Exchange Online).

Possible SSL 3.0 Bug Patch on the Way
October 14, 2014

Unfortunate thing is that it is still in use, particularly from an Open Source perspective. The Register is reporting it, but vendor sources are also throwing up red flags....

Why Windows 10's Technical Preview Feedback Promise Might Be Backfiring
October 14, 2014

That's what comes later on. In a "technical" preview, one would think that techies would kick the tires a bit more to figure out if its going to work with their current...

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