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

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November 15, 2014

Great suggestion and duly noted.

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Somewhat of a clarification in this article:

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Bing as an IT Troubleshooting Tool
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Let's hope this makes it more useful.

OneDrive Music Streaming Capability Coming Soon?
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True, but my point is that I could use streaming that is part of something I already use for storage. Maybe, I'd be more enticed to use it that way. Streaming is not going to...

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