John Savill


John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. He's also ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro, as well as the author of Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley) and Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley). John's blog is available at

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Solve the problem of an Azure subscription with no ID in PowerShell.
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Find out which driver to use with FirePro and RemoteFX.
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MSVCP100.dll Missing Error
Fix the problem related to MSVCP100.dll missing errors.
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Disable Surface Pro 3 Start Button
Disable the Start button on Surface Pro 3 if you hit it accidentally!
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Find out how easy an OS upgrade for SQL Server 2012 is.
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Understand and use auto-scale with Azure virtual machines.
Operations Manager Agent and Management Pack Deployment
Learn how to track the Operations Manager agent and Management Pack deployment.
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Traffic Manager HTTPS Checking
Learn the certificate requirements for HTTPS monitoring for Azure Traffic Manager.
DFS-R vs. BranchCache in Branch Offices
Find out whether you should use DFS-R or BranchCache.
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Hosting File Share on Hyper-V Server
Find out whether you can use a file share on a Hyper-V server.
Disable Integrity Streams for ReFS
Disable integrity streams on ReFS for certain files.
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License System Center 2012 in Azure
License System Center in Windows Azure.
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Modify Windows Connected Standby Timeout
Modify the amount of time your Windows machine stays in Connected Standby before hibernating.
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