Russell Smith


Russell Smith is an independent IT consultant specializing in systems management and security, and author of Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP (Packt).

Windows Azure Cloud Training for IT Pros 
Total Running Time: 170 minutes

Now is the time to learn about Windows Azure. Join security expert Russell Smith and learn the basics of Windows Azure. In this introduction to Microsoft’s cloud platform for Windows systems administrators, you'll learn how to provision Windows servers for cloud services or as an extension to existing on-site corporate resources as part of a hybrid cloud solution.

Windows 8
Windows 8's New Security Features 2
Systems administrators need to understand Windows 8's new security features. This article discusses application containers, SmartScreen, IE Enhanced Protected Mode, and other changes to Windows security.
Product Review: CloudPassage Halo
CloudPassage Halo is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that provides automated, scalable security protection for Windows and Linux servers that form a cloud infrastructure.
Product Review: Remote Desktop Manager 7.6
Devolutions' Remote Desktop Manager can help boost Help desk efficiency with a secure portal that stores the credentials required for remote desktop access and a launch pad with which to make connections.
Review: Workshare Point
With this SharePoint plug-in for Microsoft Office applications, users can manage SharePoint documents without leaving Microsoft Outlook.
Product Review: Ericom AccessNow 2.0
Ericom AccessNow lets IT departments give users access to remote desktops and applications from any Internet browser that supports the latest web standards.
Product Review: Idera SharePoint encrypt 2
Idera SharePoint encrypt makes security easy for both administrators and users, but there are some caveats you need to be aware of.
Review: ZENworks Application Virtualization 9 2
With this solution, you can package programs into a self-contained executable that can be run in a virtual "bubble" that isolates the application from the OS and other programs.
Review: Axceler ControlPoint 4.5
This management solution provides a means to manage SharePoint security, configure sites, plan for storage capacity, and generate reports on SharePoint content.
Review: for SharePoint - Outlook Edition 2
This Microsoft Outlook add-on can make it easier for users to locate and work with documents and emails on SharePoint.
Product Review: Transend Migrator 1
Transend Migrator lets you migrate mail between a wide assortment of messaging systems, including less-common systems such as Pegasus Mail and Eudora.
Managing Security Dependencies on Windows Networks 2
Eliminate unwanted security dependencies in your network to reduce the likelihood of a security incident.
Comparative Review: AD Migration Tools 2
If you need to migrate to a new Active Directory (AD) domain, you might consider using an AD migration tool, such as NetIQ Domain Migration Administrator or Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory. Here's how these two products stack up against each other.
Product Review: SolarWinds User Device Tracker 1.1
With this network port tracking application, you can detect rogue devices on your network and determine their physical location.
Product Review: Diskeeper V-Locity 3 1
V-locity keeps physical and virtual disks in tiptop condition, without having to run manual defrag jobs.
John Savill's Microsoft Stack Master Class

Join John Savill for the ALL NEW Microsoft Stack Master Class!

Get 30 hours of detailed instruction covering the complete Microsoft solution stack. Invest a few hours each week and become THE Microsoft expert in your organization.

Thursdays, October 8th to December 17th
11am, 1pm, and 3pm Eastern Time

John will cover topics including:

* Deploying, Managing, and Maintaining Windows
* Key Features of Active Directory from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2012 R2 PLUS Windows Server 2016
* Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Hyper-V and Complementary Features
* Key elements of Microsoft System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 and major changes in the 2016 wave
* Deploying, Migrating to, and Managing Hyper-V in Your Organization
* Implementing a Private Cloud
* Using PowerShell to Automate Common tasks
* And much more!




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