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

Forced Tunneling Exceptions with ExpressRoute to Internet
Understand what forced tunneling means with ExpressRoute in Azure.
Import Exported VMs from 2008 to 2012 R2
Understand import options from a 2008 VM export.
How To Fix a Corrupted VHDX File
Understand the actions, or rather lack of actions, that can be performed for a corrupted VHD or VHDX file.
Building a Highly Available Site-to-Site VPN to Azure
Learn how to make the on-premises side of a site-to-site VPN connection highly available.
Enable "Hey, Cortana" in Windows 10
Enable Cortana's new capabilities in Windows 10.
Understanding the Long Term Servicing Branch and Current Branch in Windows 10
Learn how Windows 10 and Windows Server vNext will be serviced.
Convert Orchestrator to Orchestrator SMA method
Understand options to convert an Orchestrator runbook to Orchestrator SMA.
View RBAC roles available in Azure through PowerShell
View the current RBAC roles available in Azure using PowerShell.
Routing Between Address Spaces in Azure Virtual Network
Understand routing between address spaces in an Azure virtual network.
Cluster Partition That Makes Quorum in Event of a Split
Understand which partition would keep quorum in the event of a cluster break.
Multiple File Share Witnesses in a Cluster 1
Find out why you can have only one file share witness (and why you only want one).
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View BitLocker Information Outside of manage-bde
Get BitLocker information outside of manage-bde.
Cross-Platform CLI Equivalent of New-AzureVMConfig
Find out whether there's a cross-platform CLI equivalent of New-AzureVMConfig.
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Creating an Azure S2S VPN
Find out how to set up an Azure S2S VPN.
Call Azure Automation from Azure Scheduler
Use these two great Azure features together.

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