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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Give an Azure VM an Internet-Routable IP Address
Learn how to give an Azure virtual machine a direct Internet IP address.
Hybrid VM Deployment Through System Center and Windows Azure Pack
Take a look at a simple System Center Orchestrator runbook to deploy in a hybrid environment.
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Use NetApp to Convert VMDK to VHD
Use NetApp PowerShell to easily convert a VMDK to VHD.
Using an RODC as a GC Server
Learn why making a read-only domain controller (RODC) a Global Catalog (GC) server isn't a problem.
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Group Policy Preferences for IE 11
Where are Internet Explorer 11's Group Policy preferences?
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Update DFSR for a Server from Active Directory
Force a file server to discover which DFSR sets it should belong to.
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SQL License Requirements in Windows Azure 1
Consider the options related to running SQL Server in Microsoft Azure.
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Install Azure IaaS VM Agent on a Virtual Machine
Install the Azure IaaS VM Agent on an existing virtual machine.
Storage Performance for SQL Server in Azure IaaS 1
Get the best storage performance for SQL Server running on an Azure IaaS virtual machine.
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Reserve Azure VIP Address for Life of Subscription
Reserve a VIP address for the life of your Azure subscription.
SQL Server vs. SQL Azure on Windows Azure IaaS VM
Understand the difference between SQL Azure and SQL Server on an Azure IaaS virtual machine.
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Running Linux in a Gen2 Virtual Machine
Find out whether you can run Linux in a Generation 2 virtual machine.
Check Windows Azure Certifications
Learn about Windows Azure certifications.
Certificate Authentication in Windows Server 2012 R2
Solve port problems with Certificate Authentication (CA) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server 2012 R2.
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Set ConstrainedLanguage Mode in PowerShell
Enable ConstrainedLanguage mode.
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