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

Write ordering and Storage Spaces Direct. PB&J!
Find out about write ordering and Storage Spaces Direct.
Auto shutdown Azure VMs
Making sure VMs not being used is critical to optimize Azure spend. Here are a few ways to shut them down automatically!
What is Azure AD Pass-through Authentication
Find out how pass-through authentication adds a 3rd option for authentication with Azure AD.
Easily update Docker on Windows
Update Docker on Windows with a line of PowerShell
Add NICs to an Azure VM
Add new NICs to an Azure VM?
Awesome new video to explain networking and IPv4
Spend 30 minutes with John Savill and a whiteboard to gain great understanding of networking, IPv4, how communication works, DHCP, DNS and more! And also the UK postal system will be explored!!!
What new features have been added with Windows 10 so far?
Find out the benefits we have had with Windows as a Service so far!
RemoteFX on Nano Server?
Can Nano Server use RemoteFX? Get ready for disappointment.
Add an Azure AD account to local administrators group on Windows 10 machine
Add an Azure AD account to a local administrators group on a Windows 10 machine.
How to change a password in AD that the old password is not known for
Reset a password with PowerShell the easy way
Change a large number of accounts passwords with PowerShell
Find out the simple PowerShell to bulk change passwords in AD.
Wrong account used when connection with Office 365 applications
Solve problems if your machine is connecting to Office 365 applications with the wrong account.
Is there a list of cumulative updates for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
See all the cumulative updates for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Latency SLA for Azure Storage
Is there an SLA for latency related to Azure Storage?
Bulk add entries to XML files
Learn how to bulk add entries to XML files
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.

Windows Powershell Master Class

Windows Powershell Master Class with John Savill
Live Online Training on February 2nd, 9th, and 16th
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PowerShell is the definitive command line interface and scripting solution for Windows, Hyper-V, System Center, Microsoft solutions and beyond. In this Master Class, we will start from the ground up, walking you through the basics of PowerShell, how to create basic scripts and building towards creating custom modules to achieve amazing results in your environment, in non-Microsoft environments, and in Azure.


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