Rod Trent

Rod
Trent
IT Community Manager,
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Rod Trent is the IT Community Manager for Windows IT Pro and myITforum.com. 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

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StorSimple Renamed to Azure StorSimple, Gets Big Refresh in August
Coming in August, Microsoft is releasing a new series of Azure-based appliances.
Adobe Issues Flash Warning, Patch Now
A newly found vulnerability in Adobe Flash allows hackers to steal your web identity.
WSUS 3.0 SP2 Gets an Update to Bolster Security
An update is available for strengthening security for WSUS servers and roles.
Clarity Needed on Windows 7's Proposed End of Life
As is the case with most things on the Internet, a simple reminder can erroneously quickly turn into a dire warning.
Ensure IT/Dev Connections Attendance Using this Unique, Interactive PDF
We’ve put together a handy IT/Dev Connections 2014 guide for this year’s event. Instead of having to visit the conference web site, or forcing your managers to jump out to the web site and do their own research, just use this interactive PDF.
Updates Roll out Today for Almost All Microsoft Surface Models, RT Gets First Update Since January
This month all Microsoft Surface owners can expect updates to enhance the device's capabilities.
Azure Appliances Built and Supplied by Microsoft for Enterprises
Microsoft is renewing its intent to provide Azure-in-a-box for Enterprise customers.
SQL Server 2012 SP2 Now Supported for SCCM 2012 SP1 and R2
Microsoft has certified SQL Server 2012 SP2 to provide database services for System Center Configuration Manager.
Keep Track of Updates for Office, Office Servers, and Related Products
A page on the Microsoft web site provides a central repository for keeping advised of important updates.
Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease Version Available 1
Microsoft has made available a prerelease version of Microsoft Security Essentials, allowing you to participate in a customer feedback program designed to improve the product offering.
Inventorying Video Controllers on Mac Computers Kills ConfigMgr 2012 Client Operations
A setting change is required to fix Mac computers managed by System Center Configuration Manager.
Are you Ready to Retire ConfigMgr 2007 Tomorrow?
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 reaches the deadline for support on July 8, 2014.
Microsoft vs No-IP: The Unintended Consequences of Doing the Right Thing 1
Following up on the No-IP and Microsoft malware effort.
Yammer Enterprise Expands into Office 365 Midsize and Education
Today Microsoft has announced further Yammer Enterprise expansion and is now included as part of Office 365 Midsize Business and Office 365 Education plans.
Guide to Best Practices for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Task Sequences
Microsoft has developed a 7-part document series that covers the majority of the concepts for Task Sequence creation and use.
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