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

Is Switch Embedded Teaming ONLY used with SDNv2?
Is the new HA for NICS SET only used with SDNv2? Find out!
Target regions when using Azure to Azure replication with ASR
Understand the possible target regions for azure to azure replication.
When is metric used with routing?
Understand when metric is used with routing.
Reconfigure a machine to use domain for time sync
Set a machine to use the domain for its time source
Time sync for virtualized domain controllers
The guidance changes. Here is the latest on IC time sync for DCs.
S2D support on Hyper-V Server?
Can storage spaces direct (S2D) be used on the free Microsoft Hyper-V Server? Hmmmmm
Good PowerShell IP troubleshooting cmdlets
Learn some useful cmdlets to troubleshoot IP
Do I need my own NVIDIA GRID license with N series VMs?
Understand license requirements for NVIDIA GRID licenses with N series VMs.
View Azure usage for subscription
Check utilization of Azure resources using PowerShell
Video: What You Need to Know About Azure IaaS with John Savill
Join John Savill for updated overview of Azure IaaS for 2017 including compute, storage and networking details.
What is an append blob?
Understand what an append blob is and why you might use it.
Creating a Stored Access Policy
Create a stored access policy the easy way!
Stored Access Policies and Shared Access Signatures
Whats the benefit of Stored Access Policy with Shared Access Signatures? Find out!
Launch multiple UWP applications
Can you launch multiple UWP applications
Can a DDA device connect to multiple VMs
Can a DDA device be connected to multiple VMs? Don't get your hopes up
When does a CBB lose servicing
April 25, 2017

No. Remember the TWO most current branches are supported which means once 1703 is CBB then it and the previous (1607) are supported but the previous to that goes into grace...

When to use ReFS in Windows Server 2016
March 28, 2017

Remember the other article was CSV specific. For CSV stick with NTFS because of the redirected mode ReFS forces. For NON CSV you COULD use ReFS based on the possible benefits...

Why is scaling out preferred over scaling up?
November 23, 2016

Martin - Agree. That is why I said generally. If you look at most modern operating systems they charge by core rather than OS instance and most clouds charge the same way. For...

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...

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