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

Deploy SDNv2 with SCVMM 2016
Understand how to deploy SDNv2 with SCVMM 2016.
Item-level recovery with Azure Backup
Understand item-level recovery
Is Silverlight supported on Windows Server 2016?
Can you use Silverlight on Windows Server 2016? Yep!
Central list of Azure documentation shortcuts.
Find Azure documentation easily with a great central list of shortcuts.
Receiving the full SLA for Azure IaaS VMs
Understand the state of VMs in an availability set to receive the full Azure SLA.
Custom NIC settings in Azure and still use Azure DNS
Learn how to set a customer NIC configuration in Azure to use Azure DNS.
Can AVMA be used with Nano Server
Can AVMA be used for VMs running on Nano Server? Hmmmmmmm.
Solve issues deleting service template in SCVMM
Delete service templates that won't delete.
SDNv2 deployment with VMM the right way
Deploy SDNv2 the right way with VMM!
How will Nano Server be supported given it is CBB?
Understand how Nano will be supported given its CBB status.
What configuration levels can be used with SDNv2 for Windows Server 2016
Understand which configuration levels are supported for SDNv2 components.
Set custom AD attributes with PowerShell
Set custom attributes in AD using PowerShell.
How do I download files from Github?
Download files from Github!
Solve WMI problems on Hyper-V to SCVMM
Fix a common WMI problem for SCVMM to Hyper-V
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...

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.

Windows Powershell Master Class

Windows Powershell Master Class with John Savill
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