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

Believe it or Not: Despite Huge Outages Recently, Azure is Somewhat Improved Over Q1 3
Despite recent reports of major Azure outages, issues with Microsoft's Cloud services are improving according to CloudEndure.
Microsoft Makes Skype Less Annoying
Microsoft will be rolling out a new feature for Skype in the coming weeks, finally fixing multitude of notifications syndrome.
Heartbleed at Fault for Community Health Systems Hack?
If reports hold true, and Heartbleed is the cause of the massive CHS attack, how soon before we see similarly massive lawsuit?
Microsoft Revives Monthly Lync Calls for Service Manager Fans
Things have settled enough in the System Center product group that Microsoft is renewing the monthly call for Service Manager customers.
HTC Attentive Phone App Updated Overnight Stoking Rumors of a WP8.1 Developer's Preview Revival
An app updated overnight is building growing excitement that the HTC Windows Phone models might get to participate in the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview program again.
Picking Up the Pieces: Microsoft Starts Fixing August Updates
Microsoft has now released a fix for the Outlook 2013 problems introduced during August Patch Tuesday.
Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Firmware Update for Surface Pro 3
Microsoft today is providing a second update for the Surface Pro 3 this month.
Microsoft Sets the Bait to Lure Android Tablet Users to OneNote
Today, Microsoft has rolled out some major improvements to its OneNote client for Android tablets.
UR3 for DPM 2012 R2 Breaks Command-line Backup, Replacement File Now Available
An updated DPMBackup utility has been released to fix the incompatibility brought on by UR3 for DPM 2012 R2.
August 2014 Surface Driver Packs for Deployment Now Available
The August firmware and driver pack releases are now available to download for those tasked with deploying images in the enterprise.
He Said, They Said. The Fight for Linux in Munich 1
Contrary reports show that Munich, Germany is at least reconsidering it's 10 year move to Linux.
Azure Outages Hit Microsoft Customers for a Second Week 3
Man the lifeboats, the sky is falling.
Proposed California Law Pays End-users for BYOD
A newly accepted law in California could have implications across the U.S., forcing businesses to pay employees to use their personal devices.
Community Health Systems Hands Over 4.5 Million Patient Records to Chinese Hackers
Chalk another one up to companies harboring malware and not doing anything about it.
Linux on the Desktop Fails in Germany
What happened to Linux on the desktop? We may be getting closer to finding out.
Just as We Thought: Windows 7 Usage is Soaring
August 20, 2014

I'm with you, I never had issue with Vista, either. Ran it just fine and would have still have been running it if Win7 hadn't released. I only updated then because I'm one of...

Believe it or Not: Despite Huge Outages Recently, Azure is Somewhat Improved Over Q1
August 20, 2014

I'm currently trying to verify, but unless I missed something recently, last I heard the Office-type apps were not yet hosted on Azure. They've had outages of their own, but...

Surface 2 Series Left Out of August Firmware Updates, All Others Get Updated
August 13, 2014

Either a) you didn't apply last month's Firmware release, or b) you installed the regular Windows updates. :)

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