Rod Trent

Rod Trent is the IT Community Manager for Windows IT Pro. He is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center technologies and has more than 25 years of IT experience, with over 20 years dedicated to System Center. 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, and a part-time missionary to the Chinese people. You can follow Rod on Twitter: @rodtrentcontact him by email, or grab the RSS feed for his articles.

Articles by Rod Trent
Massive Open Source Internet Security Flaw Affects Two Thirds of All Web Sites
A two year old bug, nicknamed Heartbleed, has just recently hit the spotlight due to increased awareness of security issues from high profile cases.
Enterprise Mode Site List Manager Tool for IE11 Now Available
Enterprise Mode Site List Manager is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center and required to centrally manage web site and web app compatibility.
Reports of Windows 8.1 Update 1 Being Reoffered to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers 1
Today, many are reporting that KB2919355 is being reoffered to those with the update already installed from MSDN or TechNet.
Citrix, VMware, and Google Celebrate the Death of Windows XP with Chromebooks for the Enterprise
On the day that Microsoft ends support for Windows XP and makes a version of Windows 8 available for better desktop usage through Windows 8.1 Update 1, Citrix, VMware, and Google are teaming up to promote Chromebooks as a viable replacement.
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0 Released Today
Today, Microsoft has decided to release an updated version (2.0) of the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter.
Microsoft Suspending Distribution of Windows 8.1 Update to WSUS Servers Due to Bug
Microsoft has identified a specific bug in how the update interacts with WSUS 3.2 over SSL.
Rest Easy, Windows 8.1 Update Replaces April 2014's Surface Firmware Releases
This month, Microsoft is taking a break from releasing Surface firmware and driver packs and instead letting Windows 8.1 Update 1 do all the work.
Easiest Way to Tell if Windows 8.1 Update 1 is Installed
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to tell if Windows 8.1 Update was one of the updates you applied? There is.
Getting to Know Windows 8.1 Update 1 While You Wait For It 1
To help ease the tension of waiting, sit back, and check out the latest round of Windows 8.1 Update get-to-know videos.
Windows XP: It's Not Me, It's You 3
We've known each other since late 2001, but today is the day I have to publicly cut ties with you.
Review: The Doxie Go with OneNote
The Doxie Go is a portable scanner that is easy to use and provides valuable features.
5 Big Things Happening on April 8, 2014 in the Tech Industry
April 8, 2014 is more than just the end of life for Windows XP. There's actually a lot more going on than you might be aware.
The Last, Dying Gasp of Windows XP 4
The only good Windows XP PC is the one taken out by a power surge from a Spring-time lightning strike.
Microsoft to Manage Adware as Malware, Gives Advertisers Three Months to Change Their Ways
The folks at the MMPC are introducing new objectives for managing obtrusive and potentially suspect advertisements as part of the overall antimalware plan.
SharePoint 2013 SP1 Pulled, Hinders Future Updates
The type of bug identified in Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 seems like something that should have easily been identified before release.
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