Rod Trent

Senior Executive Editor, Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro; Engagement Director,
Penton Technology, Penton

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

Surface Pro 3 Gets Its Second Firmware Update for March
Microsoft today has released a second firmware update this month for the Surface Pro 3.
The Tale of Two Windows 10 Browsers 4
When Windows 10 releases, it will contain two web browsers requiring customers to invest time to support two very different experiences.
Android Security Vulnerability Steals Usernames and Passwords
A newly exposed flaw leaves almost 46% of the Android population at risk.
Microsoft Tops the List of MSP Portfolios
When asked which cloud services they use to drive revenues with customers, more MSPs cited Microsoft Office 365 (77%) than any other cloud-based application. Microsoft Windows Azure was leveraged by 34% of MSPs.
Windows 10 Build 10041 ISOs Now Ready for Download
With Windows 10 Build 10041 now in the hands of both Slow and Fast Ring testers, the ISOs have been released.
Businesses are the One Percenters in Microsoft's Freemium Model
Microsoft's new model of business includes free and paid usage of its applications.
Microsoft Taps Adobe for a Better Windows 10 Web Browsing Experience 1
When released, Project Spartan will have been developed from a very different, but collaborative cloth.
Windows 10 to Aid in Microsoft's Mobile Payment Struggles 2
Microsoft is working to bring payment services to devices and computers in Windows 10.
March Update for Internet Explorer Brings Enterprise Site Discovery to IE 8, 9, and 10
Enhancements included of the March update for Internet Explorer shows that Microsoft's original web browser is not dying anytime soon.
More Microsoft Apps in More Places – by Default
Microsoft today has announced expanded OEM partnership to bring its apps to Android.
Patch Tuesday: Tables Can Cause Internet Explorer to Crash with MS15-018 Installed
A sneaky problem with this month's cumulative security update for Internet Explorer is causing some browsers to crash.
Windows Server 2003 Gets a Fix for Revoked Certificate
An update is available for Windows Server 2003 to protect the aging operating system against an improperly issued SSL certificate reported this week.
Windows 10 Coming to Android Phones?
Reports this week suggest that Microsoft is experimenting with bringing full Windows 10 ROMs to Android devices.
Managing Windows 10's New Peer Updating Capability Using GPO 3
Build 10041 of Windows 10 introduces a new peer-updating feature.
Antitrust Breaches Reported, Still No Action Taken Against Google 1
Google was found to practice harmful, anticompetitive practices but got away with a slap on the wrist.
Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 4: Monitor Sync Issues
March 27, 2015

My connections are solid and I've not heard that issues from anyone else.

The Tale of Two Windows 10 Browsers
March 26, 2015

Microsoft has alluded to a few "things." First, it will "just work" with the web - Microsoft's words. Secondly, it will sport a new UI. And, third, it will support plugins...

Windows 10 to Aid in Microsoft's Mobile Payment Struggles
March 24, 2015

6% of just capable iPhone 6 devices.

Managing Windows 10's New Peer Updating Capability Using GPO
March 23, 2015

In a way. WSUS pulls updates from Microsoft, so does the current Windows Update client. But, in this case, instead of a client always going to WSUS, it will pull updates from...

Short Takes: March 6, 2015
March 6, 2015

You don't realize HOW CLOSE I came to talking about that Nobel Peace Prize thing in that section since the chairman was ousted this week.

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