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

Using Network Security Groups with Internal Load Balancer
Using Network Security Groups and Internal Load Balancers together.
Access the Azure AD instance for your Office 365
Easily access the Azure AD tenant for your Office 365 instance.
Rename Azure AD Sync Server
Learn how to rename your Azure AD Sync server.
Tape drive use with Hyper-V
Find out options for passing tape drives through to Hyper-V VMs.
Is switching between Nano Server and Server Core possible in vNext?
Understand how Nano Server is deployed and options for switching to other configuration levels.
Use the Azure IaaS backup capability
Use the Azure Backup capability with Azure IaaS VMs.
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IaaS VM Update Domains
Understand whether IaaS virtual machines use update domains.
What is Nano Server?
Learn what Nano Server is.
PIN strength compared to passwords 1
Understand PIN strength in Windows.
Requirements for ASR Azure entitlements
Learn the entitlements with ASR for on-premises to Azure protection and requirements to get them.
VHDX support for replication to Azure via ASR
Learn how VHDX is supported for replication to Azure.
AD trust between OUs possible?
Understand the options for trust restrictions.
Understand quorum in a 3 location cluster with communications break
Understand what happens when some nodes cannot communicate with each other.
SLAT requirements in vNext Hyper-V
Learn the requirements for Hyper-V in vNext regarding the processor.
Maintain Office 365 click-to-run in System Center Configuration Manager
Learn how to maintain Office 365 click-to-run in SCCM.

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