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

Windows 10's Fast-paced Updating Feature Will Be Opt-in
Windows 10 will introduce a new, faster-paced updating system for updates, fixes, and features. But, it will be opt-in for businesses.
System Center Support for Windows 10
Microsoft has added additional support information for Windows 10 and System Center Configuration Manager.
You Can Now Watch the Windows 10 Info Launch for Yourself
Not available as a live streaming event, the Windows 10 information showcase is now available for replay.
Features to Test in the Windows 10 Technical Preview
When the Windows 10 Technical Preview releases, here's the new features you can expect to be able to test.
It's…Windows 10
Today, in an undisclosed location, several hand-picked press agents received confirmation about the next version of Windows.
HP Makes Good, Delivering Cheap Windows Tablets and Laptops in November
In November, HP will release the Stream series of cheap laptops and tablets designed for holiday consumption.
Bing Apps No More, MSN Takes Over
Bing takes a back seat to the revamped MSN web site and its app cronies.
Product Review: Imation IronKey Workspace W500
The Imation IronKey W500 is a solid performer, allowing any organization to take advantage of Windows To Go.
Packt Publishing Selling Everything for $10 or Less Till October 2
Packt Publishing is making it easier to build up your IT knowledge library. From now until October 2nd, everything is just $10.
Can Microsoft Win Back IT Pros? 5
2013 seemed to be the year of anti-IT. Can Microsoft turn the perception around and prove renewed focus on the customers that matter the most?
The New TechNet Evaluation Center Opens in Preparation for Windows 10
Microsoft has unveiled a re-envisioned evaluation center in preparation for the Windows 9 Technical Preview.
Online Tool to Help Fix Software Update Issues with Configuration Manager 2012
A new guided walkthrough has been released for Configuration Manager 2012 software update issues.
The Cloud Price Wars Continue: Azure Services Get Price Cuts
Microsoft has unleashed another round of price cuts for a large number of Azure services.
Microsoft WinHEC Returns from Hiatus, Kicks off in China
Microsoft is dusting off an old event and planning to deliver the new iteration in Shenzhen, China in early 2015.
Latest Major Vulnerability "Bashes" Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X
The latest discovered major flaw affects Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X and has been around for close to 25 years.
Even HTC 8S Included in Latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update
September 25, 2014

You need to be part of the Developer Preview program. See Paul's info on how to join:

Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 3: My First Snafu
September 22, 2014

Thanks for the follow-up, Bernie! I'll definitely contact you directly next time.

How can I add a printer from the command line?
September 12, 2014

Hi! Do you have access to Group Policy or some other printer driver installation method? It can be done with a batch file, but not recommended.

Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 2: Desktop Achieved, My Setup, and Adapters Needed
September 12, 2014

I can confirm the screens do wake up correctly. Stepping away from the office for a bit and coming back to the configuration "sleeping," I just hit the Surface power button...

Microsoft's Miracast Adapter is Very Netgear-Like with One Exception
September 10, 2014

I believe the issue, though, is more of a Miracast problem (and proper drivers) than a Netgear problem. And, you'll see that the Lumia's will connect consistently, but it's...

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