Rod Trent

Senior Executive Editor, Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro; Engagement Director,
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Rod Trent is the Senior Executive Editor for Penton Technology's Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Share Point Pro, Dev Pro Connections 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

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Details for Next Week's Windows 10 Event Emerge
January 15, 2015

Thanks! Yes, Microsoft will make available the replay later on after the event. You'll probably be able to review it the following day for sure.

Fake News, Real Commentary: Microsoft Releases Windows 10 for iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices First
January 15, 2015

While I know that's true, its still one additional step that some people aren't comfortable performing. And, like you said, its not a great experience.

Windows Phone to Join the Windows 10 Insider Program
January 13, 2015

The Insider program bypasses the carrier, I believe. But, Verizon just updated its Cloud over the weekend, part of which was to fix the deployment issues they weren't talking...

Microsoft Plans to Deliver .NET Framework 4.5.2 on January 13
January 6, 2015

Would "force-deliver" better clarify it?

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