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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LUN Sharing in Non-Clustered Environment
Find out whether you can share an NTFS LUN outside of a cluster.
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Data in Azure Site Recovery Failback
Understand how data is sent from Azure to on-premises during a failback.
virtual machines
Export Virtual Machines in a Cluster
Use PowerShell to export all virtual machines in a cluster.
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Protect VM with Azure Site Recovery with large OS Volume
Understand OS volume limitations in Azure and how they affect disaster recovery.
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SQL Options in Azure
Understand SQL Server options in Azure, as well as some considerations.
Multiple Concurrent PPTP Connections
Understand why more than one PPTP connection from the same IP source can be a problem.
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Call Azure Cmdlets from System Center Orchestrator
Use Azure PowerShell from System Center Orchestrator.
RasDial with Azure P2S
By default, the point-to-site VPN with Azure doesn't work with RasDial; learn why.
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Control FN Lock on a Surface Device 1
Learn how to control FN lock on a Surface device.
Azure cloud
System Center License Requirements of Windows Azure Pack v1
Find out the System Center licenses required for Windows Azure Pack.
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Unknown Devices on Surface Pro 3
Don't worry if you see these two unknown devices on your Surface Pro 3.
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Download VHD from Azure Storage
Easily download a VHD from Azure storage.
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Quick-Format Azure Virtual Machine Disks
Learn why you need to quick-format Azure disks rather than perform a full format.
Hot-Add Disk to Clustered Virtual Machine from Hyper-V Manager
Learn why some operations are restricted from Hyper-V Manager for a clustered virtual machine.
Block Size to Use with Hyper-V Environment
Understand the correct block size to use in your Hyper-V environment.
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