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

Making December's Patch Tuesday Releases Meaningful
The very last Patch Tuesday of the year. Will 2014 go out as a lion or a lamb? If the past year is any indication, it could be a dragon.
Update Rolling Out Today Requires Office Uninstall for Windows 10 1
An Office update rolling out today will not install correctly on Windows 10 Technical Preview, unless Office is uninstalled first.
Google Invites SharePoint Users to Use Its Cloud
Google has announced support expansion for the Google Cloud Platform, allowing currently licensed SharePoint customers to migrate without additional costs.
How the 12 Percent Can Install KB3020114 on Windows 10
A workaround is available for those Windows 10 Technical Preview users that could not get the Explorer.exe hotfix installed.
More New Microsoft Intune Updates Rolling Out
New updates are rolling out for Microsoft Intune, delivering better separation of consumer and corporate data and apps.
Surface Hub App Refresh Lets You Turn Off the Windows Button 1
An update to the Surface Hub app for the Surface Pro 3 brings a new configuration option, a new feature section, and a change in how the tablet is inventoried.
First Batch of Microsoft Ignite Sessions Post Today
Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft's new conference, taking place in May 2015. What will it hold for TechEd refugees?
Accenture Partners with Microsoft and Avanade for the Hybrid Cloud
Microsoft and Accenture have announced a new, Hybrid Cloud partnership today that seeks to bring renewed interest in Cloud migrations.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Expanded Support for, uh, Windows
Google today has announced new support for Windows and other Microsoft server products running on its Google Cloud Platform.
Internet Explorer 11 Takes the Supported Browser Crown After January 2016 2
After January 12, 2016, Internet Explorer 11 will be the lowest version of Microsoft's browser supported.
Windows Insiders Could Get a Windows 10 RTM Surprise 1
If your computer can survive a few more months of potentially horrible Windows 10 builds, you might get a surprise release.
Free eBook for Extending System Center Operations Manager Reporting
A new eBook from Microsoft Press delivers valuable information for organizations wanting to extend and customize System Center Operations Manager reporting.
Delayed Exchange Patch Dusted Off for the Last Patch Tuesday of 2014
The last Patch Tuesday of 2014 brings 7 new updates. Will December be a replay of the past year, or can Microsoft give us an early Christmas present and produce its first flawless release month of 2014?
Free eBook on Windows 2003 Server Migrations
A short eBook, released as a free resource from Dell, contains links and information on developing a proper migration plan.
Android Users Join iOS Users in Dropbox Support in Office 365 Mobile
Today Microsoft has released an update Office Mobile for Android that brings Dropbox integration.
What to Expect with Today's November Security Updates
November 15, 2014

Great suggestion and duly noted.

Microsoft Fixes Bug That Dates Back to Windows 95
November 13, 2014

Somewhat of a clarification in this article:

Moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with a Simple Update
November 11, 2014

For now, sign-up for the Windows Insiders program, download and install the Technical Preview. When Windows 10 releases publicly, the upgrade will be available as an update....

Bing as an IT Troubleshooting Tool
November 5, 2014

Let's hope this makes it more useful.

OneDrive Music Streaming Capability Coming Soon?
November 4, 2014

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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