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

Solve connectivity when two virtual networks use the same address space
Learn a method to modify the address space of a virtual network to solve address space conflicts.
Learn the ins and outs of what happens in an upgrade to Windows 10 1
Curious about how that upgrade to Windows 10 works? Find out here.
What is Azure Storage Explorer?
Get up and running with a free tool to interact with Azure Storage.
What is Azure Compute Unit?
Learn what the Azure Compute Unit is.
Possibility of redirecting URLs in a remote session to local machine.
Can you redirect URLs from a remote session? Get ready for disappointment.
View Resource Providers in Azure
Understand the type of resource providers available in Azure.
Binding order change not kept on Windows 10/2016 2
Understand why network binding order no longer matters with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
How many cores should I plan for with Hyper-V?
Understand how to plan for performance with your hyperthreaded processors.
Understanding hyperthreading
Is there a big and small thread with hyperthreaded processors?
View available regions for Azure services using PowerShell
Quickly check the regions various Azure services are available at.
Reserve bandwidth for VMs when using QoS on a virtual switch.
Reserve a portion of bandwidth for VMs when sharing a switch with management vNICs on the host.
Solve nested virtualization challenges in Windows Server 2016
Enable nested virtualization with your Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V environment.
Reference local variables in a remote PowerShell session the easy way
Using variables in remote sessions with PowerShell was tough before PowerShell 3. Learn the easy way.
Will MIM have to be used to leverage PIM in Windows Server 2016?
To take advantage of PIM do you have to use MIM? You probably will want to!
What is Privileged Identity Management in Windows Server 2016?
Learn how to protect the most privileged accounts in the next version of Windows Server.
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

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
March 13, 2014

I can't speak for internal Microsoft policy however with the new scalability I see many virtualized SQL environments. There are still environments that keep it physical but...

Remove Lync-Specific Attributes for Users
February 28, 2014

The modified code for those 3 included would be:

get-aduser -filter {msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress -like "*"}|set-aduser -clear msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress,msRTCSIP-...

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