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

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Storage Space Error
Find out why you can't read a Windows PE 5 created Storage Space from Windows Server 2012.
Windows 10
Windows 10 Hyper-V Management
Find out why alternate credentials don't work with prior Hyper-V server versions from Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager.
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Delete Custom Azure Images
Find out how to delete custom images you've added to Azure.
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Use PowerShell to Create a New Event Log
Use PowerShell to easily write to the event log.
Windows 10
New Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
Use the new keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10.
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Azure IaaS Scaling
Learn whether Azure IaaS can scale up instead of just out.
Windows 8 security
Windows 8.1 Assigned Access
Find out whether Windows 8.1 Assigned Access can be used with non-modern applications.
Windows 8
Windows 10 Hardware Requirements 2
Find out whether Windows 10 will run on your Windows 8.1 machine.
remote computing
Limit Administrator Logon via RDP
Limit administrator logon to machines via RDP.
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Availability of Azure Cloud Service Name
Use PowerShell to easily check whether a cloud service name is available in Azure.
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Azure URLs to Whitelist
Understand the key URLs used by Azure so you can whitelist as necessary.
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Windows Server 10 Technical Preview: Key New Features
Learn about the key new features in Windows Server 10 Technical Preview.
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Windows 10 Start Screen vs. Start Menu
If you've grown to love the Start screen, you can continue to use it in Windows 10.
Azure Resource Groups
Learn about resource groups in Azure, and find out why they're such good news!
virtual computing
Virtual Machine IP Address in Azure
Understand IP address needs when moving a virtual machine to Azure.
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.

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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