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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

Welcome to Microsoft Office Patch Tuesday for May 2016
For those customers who deploy updates manually, Microsoft has released a slew of new updates for Office products. Here’s what’s available today. (May the 4th be with you!)
Use your Microsoft Band to Help Spark Awareness to the Dangers of Heart Disease
Track a marathon at your own pace during the month of May and help raise awareness for heart disease.
Microsoft Band Tip: Sports Scores Alerts on Your Wrist
Turn your Microsoft Band into a sports alerting machine.
Windows 10 Adoption Rate Slows Briefly in April 1
Microsoft saw a little slowdown in Windows 10 adoption for April, but its nothing to worry about.
Google Chrome Overtakes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Edge Nowhere to Be Found
While Google's Chrome web browser takes the market lead, Microsoft Edge is nowhere to be found.
Microsoft Band: Using Sleep Efficiency to Obtain Optimum Sleep Restoration
Microsoft Band tracks your sleep patterns and you can use the collected data to make actionable changes in your sleep lifestyle.
Review: VicTsing Gadget Charger and Auto Battery Jump Starter
Has VicTsing created the ultimate Swiss Army knife for gadgets?
Quick Tip: Don’t Use the Facebook for Windows 10 App’s Pin to Start Feature 3
The latest Facebook treatment for Windows 10 still has at least one bug.
Microsoft Band Tip: Improving GPS Lock Times 1
This tip could help link your Microsoft Band to GPS satellites much quicker.
Quick Tip: Improve Microsoft Band Charging Times 1
If you want to squeeze as much power into your Microsoft Band as you can, try turning off vital functions.
Microsoft Health App to Go Full UWP Soon?
An upcoming update to the Microsoft Health app will allow it to work across Windows devices, including PCs.
"Lean in 15" Author Takes a Microsoft Band Journey
A new partnership with UK lifestyle coach and fitness celebrity Joe Wicks.
Student Jailbreaks Microsoft Band 1
A student given a Microsoft Band for one thing, has figured out something totally different.
Tech Data Partners to Bring the Microsoft Band into the Business Wellness Sector
A new partnership could bring the Microsoft Band into new areas, including corporate wellness.
Control Your Home Using Your Microsoft Band
A new app connects your Microsoft Band to a Wink home automation system.
Quick Tip: Don’t Use the Facebook for Windows 10 App’s Pin to Start Feature
April 28, 2016

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Turn Your Microsoft Band into a Remote Control for Your Tesla
April 15, 2016

If your obsession is health and fitness, Microsoft Band is what you want.

Fixing Outlook Hangs and Restarts on a Surface Pro 4
April 14, 2016

NO problem. Great catch! All fixed up.

FIX AVAILABLE: New Microsoft Health Update Brings Notification Configuration Bug for Some
April 12, 2016

That's exactly what needed to be done. Thanks for the heads-up!

Reasons Why the Microsoft Band GPS Might Take Longer to Connect
April 12, 2016

The way I understand it, most GPS devices will triangulate based on 2 satellites and the Earth as point of reference. A 4th point is not required, but is valuable in...

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