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Russell Smith

Editorial Director

Editorial Director at Petri IT Knowledgebase. Russell has more than 20 years' experience working in IT. From small business to large government IT infrastructure projects.

Russell started his writing career for Windows IT Pro magazine in the early 2000s. Since then, Russell has contributed to a variety of publications, including Petri, CDW's list of publications, and various industry blogs including Netwrix, BeyondTrust, and others.

In addition to more than 1000 articles Russell has authored, he has also written a book on Windows security and co-authored another for Microsoft's MOAC series. Russell has also authored several courses for Pluralsight.

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Security

The Role of Identity Threat and Detection Response in Zero Trust Security

Last Update: May 10, 2024

I recently spoke to Sean Deuby, who is Principal Technologist at Semperis and an Identity expert. Sean told me about the importance of protecting identities in the current landscape and how Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) is a critical component of the Zero Trust security model. The emergence of cloud computing and the shift…

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Windows Server 4 Hero Approved

Uncover Weaknesses in Active Directory Before Attackers Do

Last Update: May 10, 2024

This post is sponsored by Semperis For twenty years, Active Directory (AD) has been the cornerstone of identity management. Despite the popularity of cloud computing, AD remains a key part of the infrastructure that almost every IT service relies on for its security. Active Directory is vulnerable to attack Active Directory was designed for a…

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Semperis HIP conference

Semperis Hybrid Identity Protection Conference 2021

Last Update: May 10, 2024

The Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference is the premier educational forum for IT pros tasked with managing identity and securing hybrid cloud environments. As the global health pandemic and move to digitalization change the way enterprises work, the HIP Conference helps IT pros to learn and implement technology that mitigates new business risks. The conference…

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Microsoft Outlook

5 Ways to Get Things Done More Efficiently in Microsoft 365

Last Update: May 07, 2024

It can seem at times we all have an overwhelming amount of things to do and information to deal with. Solutions like Microsoft 365 are supposed to help us collaborate and be more productive. But unless you understand the tools and how to best create a process that works for you and your team, it…

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Semperis Purple Knight

Learn How Organizations Are Using Semperis Purple Knight to Secure Active Directory

Last Update: Apr 17, 2024

Purple Knight is a free security assessment tool for Microsoft Active Directory that scans the AD environment for indicators of exposure (IOEs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs), provides an overall security score, and offers remediation guidance from identity security experts. This article is sponsored by Semperis. Recently, Petri interviewed several organizations in North America to…

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hero approved survey

Petri.com’s New Active Directory Outage and Disaster Recovery Survey

Last Update: Apr 16, 2024

Petri.com was recently asked by Cayosoft to conduct a survey amongst our audience regarding Active Directory (AD) downtime and disaster recovery strategies. Petri.com’s extensive experience in the marketplace, coupled with our standing as a representative voice for IT Professionals, allows us to bring distinct insights into prevailing trends and their evolution over time. The survey,…

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Security

Budget for Operational Resilience in 2023

Last Update: Apr 16, 2024

With budgets tightening and a recession predicted to dominate the economic outlook in 2023, and a shift in the way we all work, IT is under more pressure than ever to make apps and services available anytime, anyplace – while meeting demands to keep devices and data secure. This video is sponsored by Semperis As…

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Security

How to Set Up (Microsoft Entra) Azure AD Domain Services

Last Update: Apr 16, 2024

How to set up Azure Active Directory Domain Services

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Microsoft 365 Copilot semantic index

Microsoft and AI: What Is the Copilot Semantic Index and How Does It Work?

Last Update: Mar 21, 2024

Microsoft recently announced that it is taking a significant step forward by enhancing its search indexing capabilities with AI technology in the form of Copilot Semantic Index, which is part of Copilot for Microsoft 365. A semantic index uses vectorized indices to build a conceptual map of data by linking it together in meaningful ways,…

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Windows 11 approved hero 3

How to Install Windows Software Remotely Using PowerShell and Chocolatey

Last Update: Mar 19, 2024

2020 saw more people work from home than ever due to the worldwide health pandemic. But organizations were caught off guard and needed to quickly find ways to let employees work remotely and securely. Even organizations that had virtual private network (VPN) solutions already in place scrambled to scale them to handle a significantly higher…

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