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

Replicated accounts with passwords longer than 16 characters to Azure AD
Find out how passwords longer than 16 characters are handled synchronizing to Azure AD.
View DSC Configuration Drift
Learn how to detect drift for PowerShell DSC.
Converting Certificate Files in PFX Format to PEM
Learn how to convert PFX files to PEM files.
Check the Parameters Expected for a PowerShell Script
Quickly check the parameters expected by a PowerShell script.
DSC Configuration Frequencies
Understand whether different frequencies can be applied for PowerShell DSC application.
Command prompt wireless network configuration
Configure wireless networks from a command prompt.
Highly available Web Application Proxy
Learn how to make the Web Application Proxy a highly available service.
Fix Unstartable Azure VMs
A guide to getting stalled or stopped Azure VMs running again.
View DSC Applied to a Machine
Learn how to check the DSC applied to a machine.
Max Data Storage in Azure Backup
99 years of data in Azure? No problem.
Reducing the Size of the OS Boot Disk for Azure
Some tips to help reduce the size of your OS disk to meet Azure requirements.
Names and IP Addresses Used by Office 365 1
Understand what domain names and IP ranges are used by Office 365.
Check IP Addresses Available in Azure Virtual Network
Check the IP addresses available within Azure virtual networks.
Azure Penetration Test
Understand penetration testing requirements for Azure.
Making Scripts Check for PowerShell Version
Run PowerShell scripts only on certain versions of PowerShell.
John Savill's Hyper-V Master Class

Join John Savill for 12 hours of comprehensive Hyper-V training. This master-level online training course will explore all the key aspects of a Hyper-V based virtualization environment covering both current capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 and looking at the future with Windows Server vNext.


Invest a few hours each week and become the #1 Hyper-V expert in your organization.


Sessions meet Thursdays, April 16th through May 7th



Reserve your space by April 6th for a chance to win one of five copies of John's book Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure!

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