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

First-Hand Account of Being Fired by Microsoft 3
Now ex-Microsoft employee has taken to Twitter to give a first-hand account of the recent, massive Microsoft lay-off effort.
Evidence of a Microsoft Unified Commercial Event
Evidence of next year's combined technology event are already showing up online.
IT/Dev Connections 2014 Welcomes Microsoft Corporate VP Keynoter, Brad Anderson!
We're happy today to welcome Brad Anderson, Corporate VP at Microsoft, as the kickoff speaker for IT/Dev Connections 2014!
TechEd is Dead. Long Live…
Today, Microsoft has announced a huge consolidation of conferences into a single "unified" event in Chicago in May 2015.
Review: Urban Armor Gear Military Grade Case for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2
UAG's new rugged case for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 provides military grade protection for drop and shock.
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.
CU1 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 Now Available
July 25, 2014

Good to know!

Microsoft to Layoff Up to 18,000 Employees This Fiscal Year
July 17, 2014

From Satya's email: "Of that total, our work toward synergies and strategic alignment on Nokia Devices and Services is expected to account for about 12,500 jobs, comprising...

No-IP versus Microsoft: The Net Result
July 16, 2014

Fixing Display Problems in Office 2013 Applications
July 16, 2014

According the Microsoft the ultimate fix is to upgrade the drivers for the graphics display hardware.

Microsoft Sticks ConfigMgr 2012 Servicing Extension Beta on Connect
July 15, 2014

No, shouldn't be a code. I'm still able to see it using the link provided.

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