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

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Great suggestion and duly noted.

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Somewhat of a clarification in this article:

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