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 Azure certified, 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 Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley) and Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley). John's blog is available at

Why does my Hyper-V host show more CPU usage with 2016/Windows 10
Understand why host CPU is higher in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10.
Split string with PowerShell
Split strings in PowerShell.
A0 processor changed on the pricing page from .25 to 1
Understand core change values for the A0.
Install Docker without an Internet connection
Learn how to install Docker without an Internet connection
Can I create more than 100 NSGs
Find out how many NSGs you can have per subscription.
Convert Azure AD to Azure AD B2C
Can you convert an Azure AD to Azure AD B2C
Can I edit PowerShell in VS Code
Learn how to edit and debug PowerShell in VS Code
Storage Spaces Direct across locations?
Can you use Storage Spaces Direct across locations? ....
Can Hyper-V containers be used in Azure
Understand if Hyper-V containers can be used in Azure
What is the URL for a blank page in IE/Edge
Need a blank page URL. Easy.
Stop Edge loading news stories for new tabs
Stop Edge showing news stories when opening a new tab
Does an Azure co-administrator have rights over Azure AD
Understand how co-administrator rights of a subscription impact rights on Azure AD instances.
Can you mix Storage Spaces Direct and shared storage in a cluster? 1
Learn about what storage can be mixed in a 2016 cluster
Check for a switch with PowerShell script
Uses switches with your PowerShell scripts
If I am a Office 365 Global Admin am I Azure AD Global Admin?
Learn about roles between Azure AD and Office 365
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 :-)

Q. Can I use the same storage account for all the VMs in an availability set?
May 18, 2016

I agree its not guaranteed to be different stamps but it may be which may give some additional resiliency. I wasn't saying it as an iron guarantee :-) ZRS/GRS gives additional...

PowerShell Storage Space Creation Tips
October 7, 2014

This is expected. You are using an environment based on Windows Server 2012 R2 to create (Windows PE 5) then trying to read on a prior version, Windows Server 2012.

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