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

On the Horizon for Configuration Manager, Intune, and OS Deployment
What's on tap for System Center Configuration and OS Deployment from Microsoft? It's a very Intune focused world ahead.
Which Classic IT Monster Are You?
Have you ever considered that the IT life might be based on a classic movie monster?
Microsoft's Poodle Advisory Updated with Fix It Solution
Microsoft has released new guidance for disabling SSL 3.0 in Windows, including a packaged registry modification.
System Center Update Rollup Party Day, 8 UR's Released
Microsoft has released 8 Update Rollups for System Center 2012 R2, including one for Windows Azure Pack that was broken by a recent security update.
Azure AD Sync Service Released, Makes DirSync and FIM Obsolete
AAD Sync reduces the complexity of synching to the Cloud by combining the features of DirSync and FIM in a single service.
Surface Pro 3 Gets a Last Minute Firmware Update
With just a few days left for October, Microsoft has a firmware update ready to address Wi-Fi, docking station, and graphics problems.
Led by Brad Anderson and Team, Microsoft's Mobile-First Vision Takes Shape 3
Announced today, Microsoft is bringing full MDM capability to Office 365. But, there's a bigger view here that might need some clarification for the enormity of the news to fully sink in.
How are Your Windows Server 2003 Migrations Coming?
Windows Server 2003 end of life is on July 14, 2015. How are your migrations coming?
Data Loss Prevention Expanded to Office 365
Microsoft is bringing integrated Data Loss Prevention technologies to Office 365 in 2015.
TechEd Europe: Microsoft Intune Advances Coming Soon
Announced today at TechEd Europe, several new Microsoft Intune features will be rolling out in the next short while.
TechEd Europe: Microsoft Merges Intune Capabilities with Office 365
Announced today at TechEd Europe, in early 2015 a subset of Microsoft Intune capabilities will be integrated with Office 365 as a no-cost addition.
Microsoft Announces Batch Processing for Azure at TechEd Europe, Preview Available Now
One of the announcements coming from the TechEd Europe opening keynote brings batch processing capability to Microsoft Azure.
Office 365 Users Now Get Unlimited OneDrive Storage
Starting today, Microsoft will start rolling out unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers.
One Potential Fix for KB3000061 Failing to Install
Two weeks gone and a potential fix for KB3000061 failing to install has finally surfaced.
Microsoft Delivers New Australia Azure Regions
As promised, Microsoft has rolled out new Azure regions in Australia.
Led by Brad Anderson and Team, Microsoft's Mobile-First Vision Takes Shape
October 28, 2014

It will be available for all of the business SKUs.

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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