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

System Center Update Rollup Release Notes
Learn why you always need to RTFM for update rollups.
Versions of ESX Supported by InMage Scout
Learn what ESX versions are support by InMage Scout, used by aspects of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and migration.
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Use PowerShell to Obtain Azure Storage Account Key
Use a few lines of PowerShell code to store the secure key in a variable for an Azure storage account.
Stop Using Office Upload Center with OneDrive 1
Learn how to stop using Office Upload Center with OneDrive and when it's OK to use.
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Setting Reserved IP Address During Cloud Service Creation
Find out whether you can set a reserved IP address for a cloud service during initial creation.
Winding Down Windows Server 2003 in Your Organization 1
Windows Server 2003 reaches its end of support in July 2015, so if you haven't already started your migration from Server 2003, you better start today.
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Use Reserved IP Address for Cloud Service and VM in Virtual Network
Learn how a cloud service can have a reserved IP address and the virtual machine inside can still be attached to a virtual network.
Windows 10
Production Checkpoint in Windows 10
Find out what happens when a production checkpoint is applied in Windows Server 10.
SCVMM System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Add SoFS as Library Server for SCVMM
Find out whether a library server for System Center Virtual Machine Manager can be a Scale-out File Server.
Replicate Multiple Volumes on VHD to Azure
Replicate multiple volumes on a VHD to Azure.
View AWS from SCVMM
Manage Amazon Web Services from System Center Virtual Machine Manager with a simple add-in.
Azure Zone Redundant Storage
Learn what Zone Redundant Storage enables for your Azure storage.
Azure Storage Calculation
Understand how Azure storage is billed.
Native ESX Support in Windows Azure Pack
Understand ESX support in the next version of Windows Azure Pack.
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Azure Disk with 500+ IOPS
Find out why you sometimes see more than 500 IOPS for Azure disks.
Master-Level Microsoft Stack Training with John Savill

Get 30 hours of comprehensive training covering the complete Microsoft solution stack. Invest a few hours each week and become the #1 Microsoft expert in your organization.

Past Sessions Available for Instant Access! Access to Recordings through May 20, 2015

Semester 1: October 30th to December 4th
Semester 2: January 22nd to February 19th

John Savill will cover topics including:

* Deploying, Managing, and Maintaining Windows
* Key Features of Active Directory from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2012
* Key elements of System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2
* Deploying, Migrating to and Managing Hyper-V in Your Organization
* Implementing a Private Cloud
* Using PowerShell to Automate Common Tasks
* PLUS a preview of Windows 10


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