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

Microsoft's Brad Smith on Why Microsoft Opposes Government Demands for Personal Information
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft's General Counsel, Brad Smith, detailed Microsoft's stance on why consumer data needs to be protected from government surveillance.
Windows Server 2003 Migrations Stalled by Significant Bug, Hotfix Coming, Workaround Available
A newfound bug has surfaced that keeps users from successfully logging on during Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2 migrations.
Migrating Other Database Types to Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL DB
Using Microsoft-supplied migration utilities, you can migrate Access, Oracle, MySQL, and Sybase database to SQL Server on-premises or in the Cloud.
CU1 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 Now Available
CU1 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 has been released, providing a bulk update to get your installation up to date in one fell swoop.
Free eBook Released on Using Microsoft Azure to Build Cloud Apps
A new Microsoft Press release on build apps in the Cloud is now available for free download.
Review: PowerBot Wireless Charging Pad and Backup Battery Pack
The PowerBot PB1082 combines wireless and wired device charging to make it the ultimate, power-conscious traveler's gadget.
The Highly Requested, Highly Sought After Big Red (CYOA) Button Comes to System Center Configuration Manager 1
The much requested "big red button" for Configuration Manager has gone from dream to reality in Adaptiva's OneSite 4.0 release.
Microsoft Adds SharePoint Servers Farms to the Azure Preview Portal
Azure's new multi-vm deployment capability allows customers to generate entire SharePoint Server Farms.
Celebrate SysAdmin Day with Free Enterprise Management Software
SysAdmin Day is on Friday, July 25. To help celebrate you, this year we're offering you an exclusive deal to make your next year in IT better.
Microsoft's Mass Layoffs Capture the Attention of the U.S. Senate
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) is questioning how Microsoft could lay-off 18,000 people yet still be at the fore for requesting that H1-B visa allowances be doubled.
Microsoft Gives Customers Control over the Azure RemoteApp Cloud
Microsoft has now given customers more control over their Azure RemoteApp environment.
Fix is In: Microsoft Resolves SQL Server 2012 SP2 ISO Problem
Call off the search. The missing SP2 has been found and the ISO has been fixed.
First-Hand Account of Being Fired by Microsoft 3
Now ex-Microsoft employee has taken to Twitter to give a first-hand account of the recent, massive Microsoft lay-off effort.
Evidence of a Microsoft Unified Commercial Event
Evidence of next year's combined technology event are already showing up online.
IT/Dev Connections 2014 Welcomes Microsoft Corporate VP Keynoter, Brad Anderson!
We're happy today to welcome Brad Anderson, Corporate VP at Microsoft, as the kickoff speaker for IT/Dev Connections 2014!
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