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

Android Users Join iOS Users in Dropbox Support in Office 365 Mobile
Today Microsoft has released an update Office Mobile for Android that brings Dropbox integration.
Is Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi Really Broken? 4
Reports of broken Wi-Fi on the Surface Pro 3 have plagued us for months. But, is it really broken?
Microsoft Gets Another Taste of Real IT with Cloud Outage 1
A major Azure outage on Tuesday evening left many services unavailable, even in the strangest places.
Microsoft Prepping a Windows 10 Build 9879 Hotfix, Slow Ring'ers Rejoice
Microsoft is preparing a hotfix for Windows 10 Build 9879 that will be included in the delivery to Slow Ring testers.
Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 Released, Brings VM Console Connection Support
Microsoft has released version 2.7 of RDCMan, bringing new functionality and new supported configurations.
Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview for November 2014 Released
The latest revision of the Windows Management Framework Preview is available and adds some significant new PowerShell capabilities.
Cortana Becomes Even More Helpful with Windows Phone Help Integration
The Help+Tips app for Windows Phone has been updated with Cortana integration.
Update Rollup Released for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
November's Update Rollup for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released.
Microsoft Identity Manager 2015 Released into Public Preview
Microsoft has released its next revision of identity management as a public preview.
Microsoft Updates Intune Company Portal App for Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft has updated the Company Portal app for Windows Phone 8.1, coinciding with major updates for Microsoft Intune.
A Fixed MS14-066 Being Reoffered to Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012
A fixed MS14-066 update is heading out through the Windows Update wires.
Run Docker Client Directly from Windows
Microsoft has made available the code required to manage your Linux Docker hosts from a Windows PC.
Microsoft Begins Rolling out New Office 365 Video Service
First-Release customers will start to gain access to Microsoft's new Office 365 Video service over the next few days.
Breaking: Out-of-Band Critical Security Update Now Available, Prevents Kerobos DC Attacks
Late breaking: An out-of-band security update will release in the next few hours and Microsoft is "strongly encouraging" customers to patch quickly.
Microsoft to Take Another Stab at Fixing Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi Issues in Next Update 1
Without setting a definite date for release, Microsoft is planning to deliver a Surface Pro 3 firmware update to address glaring issues.
What to Expect with Today's November Security Updates
November 15, 2014

Great suggestion and duly noted.

Microsoft Fixes Bug That Dates Back to Windows 95
November 13, 2014

Somewhat of a clarification in this article:

Moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with a Simple Update
November 11, 2014

For now, sign-up for the Windows Insiders program, download and install the Technical Preview. When Windows 10 releases publicly, the upgrade will be available as an update....

Bing as an IT Troubleshooting Tool
November 5, 2014

Let's hope this makes it more useful.

OneDrive Music Streaming Capability Coming Soon?
November 4, 2014

True, but my point is that I could use streaming that is part of something I already use for storage. Maybe, I'd be more enticed to use it that way. Streaming is not going to...

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