John Savill


John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Azure Infrastructure and Windows Server 2016. 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 IT Pro, as well as the author of eight books including Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley) and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V (Wiley). John's blog is available at and can be followed on Twitter at NTFAQGuy.

Check creation time of Azure VM
Check the creation time of a VM
32-bit OS support on Azure
Understand 32-bit OS support on Azure.
Can ExpressRoute connect to multiple on-premises locations
Understand the connection options to on-premises for ExpressRoute
SLA for Azure VMs for connectivity
Understand network connectivity for Azure VM SLA
Check if an Azure Region supports 2 or 3 fault domains with managed disks
Check the number of fault domains supported in availability sets when using managed disks.
Understand the limitations of SKU changing with Azure Resource Manager
Understand the changes possible between SKUs with Azure Resource Manager
Guidance on disk size for disks in Azure
Understand how changes to disks impact the initial size for disk creation and the pricing implications.
Multiple NSGs per NIC in Azure?
Understand how many NSGs can be used per NIC in an Azure VM
Check VM sizes supported in an Availability Set
Understand the VM sizes supported within an availability set.
Can more than one copy azcopy be used
Understand how to run more than one copy of azcopy
Azure IaaS VM with multiple NICs
Understand networks that can be connected for VMs with multiple NICs
Multi-level nesting in Azure
Understand multi-level nesting in Azure
Keep IP address during failover to Azure
Understand IP address failover when moving to Azure
Understand ACU performance between v2 and v3 versions
Understand performance and capabilities between versions of Azure SKUs
Nesting IaaS VMs in Azure
Understand nesting in Azure IaaS
Deploy Personal Session Desktop collection in Windows Server 2016
August 14, 2017

Great feedback however realize this solution is something different. This is a pooled approach and something I've referenced in other FAQs. Here you are creating a pool of...

When does a CBB lose servicing
April 25, 2017

No. Remember the TWO most current branches are supported which means once 1703 is CBB then it and the previous (1607) are supported but the previous to that goes into grace...

When to use ReFS in Windows Server 2016
March 28, 2017

Remember the other article was CSV specific. For CSV stick with NTFS because of the redirected mode ReFS forces. For NON CSV you COULD use ReFS based on the possible benefits...

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 :-)

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