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
Learn how to enable Storage Service Encryption for storage accounts in Microsoft Azure.
Learn how to get started quickly with Windows Containers and Docker with a little bit of help from Microsoft Azure.
Russell Smith shows you how to deploy VMs in a Virtual Machine Scale Set with autoscaling enabled and a load balancer on the front end.
Learn how Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management can improve tenant security.
Learn about the different storage services and redundancy settings in Azure Storage.
Learn how Virtual Machine Scale Sets and Managed Disks make Azure Autoscale easier to work with.
Learn about the different types of Azure storage account and Managed Disks.
Learn how an attacker can move laterally across a network to get access to a domain controller.
Learn about how new Managed Disks in Azure make storage management easier.
In this article, I show you how to add an additional network interface to an Azure VM that’s already configured with 2 or more NICs.
Learn about the Antimalware Scan Interface in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
Learn about improvements to security auditing in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10.
In this article, I’ll show you to encrypt an Azure virtual machine.