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

Connect to a Scale-out File Server from a pre-SMB 3 client experience
Understand what happens if you connect to a scale-out file server from a pre-2012 client.
Understand Tags in Azure 1
Learn what Tags are in Azure and what you can do with them.
Solve HNV Gateway communication problems
Fix HNV Gateway communication problems.
Requirements for hot-add memory in Hyper-V vNext
Find out the requirements for hot-add of memory in vNext.
Force an Azure Storage optimize for a VHD to reduce storage cost
Force an optimize in your Azure VMs after a big delete to reduce your Azure Storage costs.
Learn the administrative roles available in Azure as part of an Enterprise Agreement
Learn the different administrative roles available in Azure as part of an Enterprise Agreement.
Hot-add a NIC to Hyper-V in vNext
Learn hot to hot-add a network adapter in vNext of Hyper-V.
Microsoft product support on public cloud providers
Understand support for Microsoft products on public cloud providers.
Solve Workplace Join un-enrollment problems
Solve Workplace Join automatic un-enrollment in your environment.
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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