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

Change the default web browser in Windows 10
Change the default browser in Windows 10.
Use NVGRE Gateway with a virtual network instance 1
Use a NVGRE Gateway with a virtual network.
Create NVGRE Gateway
Understand creating a NVGRE Gateway to connect virtual networks to other networks.
Useful PowerShell Network Virtualization commands
Examine Network virtualization status using PowerShell
Create a virtual network that uses Network Virtualization
Use network virtualization with Hyper-V
Requirements to use Network Virtualization
Understand the requirements for Network virtualization.
Edge changes in Windows 10 November 2015 Update
Learn new Edge features with November 2015 update
Configuration Manager client deployment troubleshooting
Solve problems with Configuration Manager client push deployments.
Solve AverMedia ReCentral sound problems
Solve a sound problem when using ReCentral for video capture.
Understand new N series VMs
Understand what the new N series Azure VMs offer
Check Azure VM sizes available in regions
Check the VM sizes available in various Azure regions in addition to other services.
Difference in touch support for Windows 10 devices
Understand the two types of touch support are in Windows 10
Understand the Planned Virtual Machine folder on a Hyper-V server
Understand the use of the Planned Virtual Machines folder.
Does a VM converted to an s series automatically use Azure Premium Storage?
Understand what happens when a VM is converted to a DS or GS series that supports Azure Premium Storage.
Performance benefits of Xbox One Elite hybrid drive
Understand the benefits of the Xbox One Elite hybrid drive.
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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