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

Action Center (Notifications) in Windows 10 Build 9860
Windows 10 Build 9860 brings another Windows Phone feature to Windows: the Action, or notification, Center.
Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix It Solution for Newly Uncovered Zero-Day Flaw
A new security advisory and Fix It solution has been released in hopes of patching an actively exploited zero-day flaw in OLE.
DataSense in Windows 10 Build 9860
Windows 10 Build 9860 brings a Windows Phone technology to Windows.
Microsoft Ignite is a Product of Customer Feedback 1
Per a public press conference, the merging of multiple events into Microsoft Ignite is based on customer feedback.
Microsoft Get Big
Microsoft seems to be working on fulfilling the entire definition of the word big: large, important, outstanding, mature.
Cumulative Update 4 Released for SQL Server 2014 1
The latest stack of rolled-up hotfixes has been released for SQL Server 2014.
Microsoft Awarding Azure Compute Services to Help Fight Ebola
Microsoft Research has unveiled a program where successful applicants can get Azure compute resources for helping to fight and eliminate the Ebola virus.
Microsoft Cloud Platform System, Powered by Dell, is Azure in a Box 1
At its State of the Cloud Union, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie announced the company's first foray into supplying an Azure appliance for the Private Cloud.
Microsoft announcements from San Fran: New Family of VMs, Azure Premium Storage, CoreOS Support, Cloud in a Box, and More 1
Today in San Francisco, Microsoft delivered a State of the Union for the Cloud, along with a number of announcements.
Brad Anderson Channels Steve Ballmer in Latest EMS Deal 1
If you choose to deploy Microsoft's mobility solutions, the company will help pay for your rollout.
Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 6: Is the Extended Service Plan Worth the Money? 1
Microsoft sells a special extended warranty to cover massive damage to your Surface Pro 3. But, is it a worthy insurance policy?
Obtaining Recovery Media for Your Microsoft Surface Tablet
If your Microsoft Surface goes belly-up and you can't get to the built-in recovery tools, there's a full recovery image you can use to possibly fix the tablet without calling support.
Windows IT Pro's New Daily Content Blast Email Newsletter
Fulfilling your requests, we are rolling out a new, simple and valuable daily newsletter edition.
Save the Date! IT/Dev Connections 2015!
Get ready! The dates have now been announced for IT/Dev Connections 2015.
Relive IT/Dev Connections 2014 with Brad Anderson's Kick-off Keynote
Relive a wonderful kick-off session from IT/Dev Connections 2014 and get ready to hear about the 2015 event very soon.
Led by Brad Anderson and Team, Microsoft's Mobile-First Vision Takes Shape
October 28, 2014

It will be available for all of the business SKUs.

SSL 3.0 Flaw Confirmed, Turn it Off
October 22, 2014

Microsoft recommends an URL rewrite...

Outlook 2013 October Update Brings a Minor Change to Make Self-service Recovery Easier
October 17, 2014

Right. This is only for those that connect to an Exchange server (on-premises or Exchange Online).

Possible SSL 3.0 Bug Patch on the Way
October 14, 2014

Unfortunate thing is that it is still in use, particularly from an Open Source perspective. The Register is reporting it, but vendor sources are also throwing up red flags....

Why Windows 10's Technical Preview Feedback Promise Might Be Backfiring
October 14, 2014

That's what comes later on. In a "technical" preview, one would think that techies would kick the tires a bit more to figure out if its going to work with their current...

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