Rod Trent

Engagement, Education, and Conference Director ,

Rod Trent is the Engagement, Education, and Conference Director for Penton. 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, and comic book aficionado. Follow Rod on Twitter

Fixes for Missing and Duplicate Notifications for Microsoft Band 2
Not receiving notifications or annoyed by duplicate notifications, here's a couple fixes for your Microsoft Band.
Lenovo Opens Up REACHit Beta to Other Manufacturer PCs and Tablets
Lenovo has now opened up its beta program for the Cortana integration app to other manufacturer devices.
Windows 10 Mobile Update History Page Christened
A new update history page for Windows 10 Mobile is available.
Calorie Burn During Standard Microsoft Band Strength Workouts
Is the band supposed to run during resting in between sets?
One Fix for Microsoft Band and Strava Integration Problems
If you're having problems getting Microsoft Health and Strava to integrate, try this fix.
Microsoft Band Gets $50 Reduction for a Limited Time
Microsoft Band 2 is on sale for $199.99.
Microsoft Band GPS Power Saver in Practice 3
GPS Power Saver mode for Microsoft Band should be used only if there's a critical need.
ITDC 2016 Prep: Mastering Windows 10 in the Enterprise with Johan Arwidmark
As we get closer to IT/Dev Connections 2016, we’re working to deliver some important preparatory sessions to help you familiarize yourself with the topics that will be presented at the conference.
Developing Your Own Wind Alerts for Microsoft Band
Using Weather Underground API and the Microsoft Band web tile authoring tool, you can send wind alerts to your wearable.
Microsoft Band February Update: Where Did Weightlifting Go?
As part of the latest Microsoft Band update there's a few hidden treasures you have to search to find.
Microsoft Band Desktop Sync App Gets an Update 1
The Microsoft Band Desktop Sync app for Windows and Mac has been updated.
Get Your Own Windows Insider Ninja Monkey 1
Forget the ninja cat, the ninja monkey is the new rage.
Microsoft Band: Auto-sleep Detection versus Using the Sleep Tile 1
What are the differences between automatic sleep detection and kicking it off manually?
Import Microsoft Health Data into Apple Health
A new app allows you to sync Microsoft Health data into Apple Health.
Growing Concerns Over Tears in Microsoft Band 2 Skin 3
Reports are starting to filter in that some of the Microsoft Band 2's are wearing down.
Fixes for Missing and Duplicate Notifications for Microsoft Band
February 12, 2016

I've seen that reported a fair amount, but haven't had it happen to me.

Manually Adjusting Your Weight with the February Microsoft Band 2 Update
February 2, 2016

After you apply today's update, you go into either the Run tile or the Bike tile, and you swipe-up on the GPS screen - there's a new option to use GPS Power Saver.

Dispelling the Myth of Treadmill Accuracy Against Microsoft Band
January 21, 2016

I'll agree right away that it's not 100% accurate. However, it has the potential (with the backend computer learning) to be one of the most accurate. The floors thing - yeah,...

Microsoft Offers Microsoft Band 2 Trade-in Deal
January 20, 2016

Surprisingly, yes. There's a lot of Apple Watches sitting in drawers already, primarily due to the lack of fitness value.

How’s Your Microsoft Band Fitness Resolutions Coming?
January 14, 2016

Sorry to hear about that. Yes, this is known issue. Microsoft will swap out any unit failing due to battery. See here:

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