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 Azure certified, 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 Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley) and Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley). John's blog is available at

How can I remove the fact a file was downloaded from the Internet
Remove the fact a file was downloaded from the Internet.
How does Windows know if a file is downloaded from the Internet
How Windows knows if a file is downloaded from the Internet
Monitor Domain Controllers in Azure with Advanced Threat Analytics
Learn how to monitor a domain controller in Azure with Advanced Threat Analytics.
Use HUB with ASR
Find out how to ensure you use HUB licensing with VMs when using Azure Site Recovery.
Containers on Windows 10
Learn about types of containers in Windows 10
How to get more than 2 Gbps to a virtual network via ExpressRoute
Find out how to use the new type of gateway to get more than 2 Gbps to a virtual network via ExpressRoute.
Why are my Azure VMs not rebooting during maintenance windows?
Find out what happens to your VMs during Azure maintenance operations.
How many virtual networks can be peered with Azure Network Peering?
Find out how many virtual networks can be peered in Azure
Does Windows Server 2016 use Compressed memory?
Windows 10 uses compressed memory. Does Windows Server 2016?
Great free tool for JSON editing
Use a free tool to edit and view Azure JSON templates
Create VMs in Azure with HUB licensing
Find out how to create VMs that use HUB licensing in Azure
Understanding Compressed Memory in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
Understand Compressed Memory in Windows 10 Anniversary edition
SCVMM 2016 OS install requirements understood
Learn the OS version requirements for SCVMM 2016
Can 2016 evaluation be upgraded to RTM?
Learn about upgrade options from the 2016 evaluation to RTM
How is East-West traffic optimized with SDNv2 in Windows Server 2016
Learn about traffic optimization for internal load balancers in SDNv2
Understand virtual network peering in Azure
August 29, 2016

good catch, fixed Tim :-)

Q. Can I use the same storage account for all the VMs in an availability set?
May 18, 2016

I agree its not guaranteed to be different stamps but it may be which may give some additional resiliency. I wasn't saying it as an iron guarantee :-) ZRS/GRS gives additional...

PowerShell Storage Space Creation Tips
October 7, 2014

This is expected. You are using an environment based on Windows Server 2012 R2 to create (Windows PE 5) then trying to read on a prior version, Windows Server 2012.

Azure Auto-Scale for IaaS
August 23, 2014

Yep, when I wrote it I didn't think the queues would be that useful however when revisiting I see the use cases so updated :-) Thanks

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