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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IaaS VM Update Domains
Understand whether IaaS virtual machines use update domains.
What is Nano Server?
Learn what Nano Server is.
PIN strength compared to passwords 1
Understand PIN strength in Windows.
Requirements for ASR Azure entitlements
Learn the entitlements with ASR for on-premises to Azure protection and requirements to get them.
VHDX support for replication to Azure via ASR
Learn how VHDX is supported for replication to Azure.
AD trust between OUs possible?
Understand the options for trust restrictions.
Understand quorum in a 3 location cluster with communications break
Understand what happens when some nodes cannot communicate with each other.
SLAT requirements in vNext Hyper-V
Learn the requirements for Hyper-V in vNext regarding the processor.
Maintain Office 365 click-to-run in System Center Configuration Manager
Learn how to maintain Office 365 click-to-run in SCCM.
Federate Azure AD to on-premises without ADFS on-premises
Learn the options for supported software for on-premises to federate with Azure AD.
Configure Azure AD passwords to never expire
Configure Azure AD user account passwords to never expire.
Set Azure AD password expiry with PowerShell
Configure the Azure AD password policy using PowerShell.
Run as another user for network communications
There may be times you need to run an application on your machine as your local user account however for its network communications it needs to run as another user.
Upgrade 2012 R2 cluster to vNext
Learn how to upgrade a cluster from 2012 R2 to vNext.
Deploy Office 365 click-to-run using System Center Configuration Manager
Deploy Office 365 click-to-run via Configuration Manager.

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