Russell Smith Contributor

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.


Active Directory

Getting Started with Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Russell Smith shows you how to configure Azure Active Directory (AAD) Domain Services and connect it to your AAD tenant.

Nov 11, 2016


Customize Office 2016 Click-to-Run Installations

Microsoft distributes Office 2016 to consumers and Office 365 users using Click-To-Run, a streaming and virtualization technology that’s based on App-V. There are several advantages to distributing Office with Click-to-Run, as opposed to a traditional Windows Installer package.

Nov 11, 2016


Merge Your Skype Name with a Microsoft Account

Secure your Skype account by merging it with a Microsoft Account.

Nov 10, 2016

Cloud Computing

Microsoft Azure: A First Look at Azure DNS

Azure DNS does give you is the ability to use Microsoft’s infrastructure for resolving name queries for your domain’s zones. Learn more about this new feature.

Nov 9, 2016

Cloud Computing

Introduction to Microsoft Intune

Part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security solution, Intune handles the task of managing PCs and mobile devices, such as Windows 10 tablets, Android phones and Apple iPads. Get an overview of this Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution.

Nov 8, 2016

Active Directory

Sponsored: Automating User Provisioning in Active Directory

Manually setting up users in Active Directory is not only tedious, but also error prone. PowerShell alone doesn’t provide an easy way to create new AD user accounts. Learn about another option that saves time and money by reducing downtime for users and the workload for HR and IT.

Nov 8, 2016

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