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

Articles
Windows Phone 8.1 in Depth and Online
A new tutorial web site offers the best solution for learning about Microsoft's latest version of its mobile operating system.
Tweetium, the Best Windows 8.1 Twitter Client Comes to Windows Phone 8.1 for Public Beta
The best Twitter client for Windows comes to Windows Phone.
While Microsoft Works on Fix, Flexera Releases Its Own Patch for InstallShield
Tried of waiting, Flexera has released a temporary patch for the InstallShield issue brought on by Microsoft's KB296872.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 Reaches End of Life on January 5, 2015
After almost 8 years, Symantec is ending SEP 11.x support.
Meet Cortana
Microsoft's personal digital assistant, Cortana, is the true gem in the Windows Phone 8.1 release.
The Human Side of the Massive Microsoft Layoff 2
The industry seems to be praising Microsoft's layoff strategy, but there's another side to the story.
Azure Storage Added to the Preview Portal
Azure Storage is the latest service to be included in the Preview Portal.
What the Cisco-Microsoft Partnership Means for HP 1
The expanded Cisco-Microsoft partnership to modernize datacenters brings more bad news to HP.
Windows Server 2003 Gets Its Own Certificate Spoof Patch
Today's update now brings all supported Windows versions under protection against spoofed SSL certificates
Microsoft's Elop on Cuts, Eliminations, Team Consolidation, and Supporting Nokia X
Stephen Elop, Executive VP and ex-Nokia CEO, provides further clarification on today's Microsoft job elimination announcement.
The Axe Falls: Microsoft to Eliminate a Total of 18,000 Jobs Over the Next Year, Android on Lumia is Dead 1
Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, with 13,000 coming immediately.
Microsoft Ends Exam Partnership with Prometric
On December 31, 2014, Pearson VUE will become the sole provider for Microsoft exam delivery.
IBM to Help Apple Develop Enterprise Market through Partnership
A new partnership between historical rivals proves we're treading new paths.
Creating App and Device Specific Passwords for Your Google Account
Better secure your Google apps and devices by creating passwords for each specific instance.
Fixing Display Problems in Office 2013 Applications 2
If you suspect an update has caused display issues in Office 2013 applications, here's a fix.
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