Rod Trent

Rod
Trent

Rod Trent is the owner of myITforum.com, a Microsoft BackOffice administrators’ Web site and training company. He is an enterprise systems management expert for SearchSystemsManagement.com and a freelance technology author. His most recent book is Admin911:SMS (Osborne/McGraw-Hill).

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Discover Your Technology SuperPower and Win an All-Access Pass to IT/Dev Connections 2017!

In lieu of System Administrator Appreciation Day (SysAdminDay.com) coming up on July 27, 2017 and for a little fun with a lot of reward, we have rolled out a Discover Your Technology SuperPower Sweepstakes.

ITDC 2017: What to Expect from the Data Platform & BI Track
For IT/Dev Connections 2017 we’re happy to have Track Chair alumni, Tim Ford, back to head-up and manage the content for the Data Platform and Business Intelligence track. Tim has been instrumental in leading this track for several years. From a personal perspective, I truly appreciate Tim’s ability, experience, and expertise to concoct a masterful symphony of relevant and deeply technical content for track that can sometimes seem like an afterthought.
Introducing ‘Blackout’ Sessions for IT/Dev Connections 2017

There are a number of speakers who would love to share NDA information with attendees, but hold back because of fear of being recorded. To make it easier for those speakers (usually program managers from big vendors) to talk without worry, we’ve created Blackout sessions.

Call for Content Launches for IT/Dev Connections 2017!
Ready to try your speaking skills at one of the best technical conferences during the year? You may have honed your chops at some of the smaller boutique events, or even tried your hand at one of the large market-y events like Ignite, but now you get the chance to deliver your polished presentation skills to an audience hungry for deep, technical knowledge.
IT/Dev Connections 2017 Welcomes Track Chair Veteran Chander Dhall
Chander Dhall, one of the most well-known technical leaders in the development industry, is once again taking the helm of our Development and DevOps track for the 2017 conference. Chander’s contributions are one of the biggest reasons why IT/Dev Connections is considered the best developer’s conference each year.
IT/Dev Connections 2017 Confirms First Two Track Chairs: John Savill and Ami Casto
We are close to opening registration for the 2017 IT/Dev Connections conference and today we’re happy to announce our first two Track Chairs have been confirmed.
Free eBook on Data Science Using Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Just off a fantastic IT/Dev Connections 2016 that delivered a lot of great information from industry experts on SQL Server 2016, analytics, Big Data, and R, this new free eBook from Microsoft Press should be a great companion guide.
Now Available! The Insider’s Guide to IT/Dev Connections 2016 On-demand Replay
Did you miss our recent live event where we sort of declassify what has made IT/Dev Connections 2016 such a buzz-worthy conference? Well, you’re in luck!
IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: David Klee
Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!
IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Adam Machanic
Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!
IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Ryan Adams
Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!
IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Ginger Grant
Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!
IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Anthony Nocentino
Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!
IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Denny Cherry
Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!
IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Robert Cain
Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop About IT/Dev Connections 2016 on September 8!

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