Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to blogging about Windows Server for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell is a Contributing Editor at CDW’s Biztech Magazine and writes regularly for industry journal Windows IT Professional. Russell has more than 13 years of experience in IT, and has written a book on Windows security and co-authored one for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series.
Russell Smith's Recent Posts
Russell Smith shows you how to add support for folder management in Visual Studio Team Services.
Office 365 users and admins might not be familiar with appointment slots but as with most things G Suite, it is a well-implemented feature that can be mastered in minutes.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to set up Azure Active Directory Connect pass-through authentication.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith walks you through deploying an app in Azure using an ARM template and Visual Studio Team Services.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shares his strategy for using AppLocker to block untrusted apps.
It will take new device form factors to move us to a future where small devices are better able to adapt to a wider variety of tasks.
Russell Smith shows how to connect Visual Studio Team Services to Azure using a Service Principal Name so that you can deploy code directly to Azure from Visual Studio Team Services.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith explains how TCP Fast Open helps to speed up browsing in Microsoft Edge and why it has been turned off by default in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 Creators Update.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith explains what Visual Studio Team Services is and how it compares to GitHub.
Russell Smith explains how attackers target businesses indiscriminately and outlines some steps for securing your devices.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to create and use conference rooms in Office 365.
Russell Smith shows you how to set up email rules in the Office 365 web portal.
Russell Smith shows you how to configure Operations Management Suite’s Update Compliance to monitor Windows updates.