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

Articles by John Savill
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Windows Azure Virtual IP Address
Learn when and why your cloud service virtual IP (VIP) address changes, as well as how to prevent it from changing.
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Fixed vs Dynamic VHDX Performance
Find out whether there's really a difference between fixed and dynamic VHDX for performance.
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Reset Azure Credentials
Find out how to lock someone out of your Windows Azure subscription if they leave your company.
Operations Manager Desktop Performance Monitoring
Enable performance monitoring for desktops with System Center Operations Manager.
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Monitor Numerous Desktops with Operations Manager
Design a System Center Operations Manager environment for large-scale desktop monitoring.
Gateway Server for Monitoring Workgroup Joined Machines
Learn why a gateway server doesn't really help for workgroup joined machines.
NVIDIA GRID Support with RemoteFX
Learn how NVIDIA GRID can be used with RemoteFX.
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BitLocker PIN on Surface Pro 2
Learn how you can enter a PIN on a Surface Pro 2 for BitLocker.
SCVMM SMB Storage Migration
Use the correct folder as the target for Server Message Block storage migration from System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
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Download VHD from Windows Azure
Use PowerShell to easily download virtual hard disks (VHDs) from Windows Azure.
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SYSPREP a Generation 2 Virtual Machine
Run SYSPREP on a Generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machine.
Patches Required in Hyper-V Environment
Learn which key patches are required in a clustered Hyper-V environment.
Microsoft Product IPv6 Compatibility
Learn which Microsoft products work with IPv6.
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Historical View of RDS Gateway Connections
Check historically for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Gateway connections.
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Hidden Object Properties in PowerShell
View hidden properties of objects in PowerShell.
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In a single day you will learn to deploy Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013. Johan Arwidmark guides you through the entire build process. You will learn about reference images, deployment of images, drivers injection, adding updates and applications and a great deal of real-world tips and tricks.

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