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

Do the maximum new sizes for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V VMs apply to Generation 1 VMs?
Find out if the new maximums for VMs apply to Generation 1 VMs in Windows Server 2016.
Is BASH part of Windows Server 2016?
Find out about BASH availability in Windows Server 2016
Get Universal Applications on Windows Server 2016
Learn how to get Universal Applications on Windows Server with Desktop Experience.
Where is Edge in Windows Server 2016 1
Find out why Edge is not in Windows Server 2016
Find specific IP addresses using PowerShell on a machine
Find out an IP address from a particular subnet with PowerShell the easy way.
Learn about NTOWF
NTOWF? Find out what it is in this quick FAQ.
What speed to vmNICs see on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V hosts?
Learn the speed vmNICs see on a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V host.
Use SET with SCVMM 2016
Learn the magic switch to use SET and SCVMM 2016
What is Switch Embedded Teaming in Windows Server 2016?
Find out what Switch Embedded Teaming is
How is Switch Embedded Teaming managed?
Learn how to manage SET
Does Xbox One S upscale all content to 4K?
Learn how everything is upscaled to 4K with the Xbox One S!
Change properties of VMs as they are imported on Hyper-V
Learn how to import VMs and change properties such as the virtual switch they are connected to that normally block automated import.
What is Windows Store for Business?
Understand what Windows Store for Business actually is.
Support for non Microsoft apps for iOS and Android via Intune
Learn about the types of application that can be pushed to iOS and Android via Intune.
Create a Windows Server 2016 bootable USB
Learn how to create a Windows Server 2016 bootable USB drive.
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.

Azure Auto-Scale for IaaS
August 23, 2014

Yep, when I wrote it I didn't think the queues would be that useful however when revisiting I see the use cases so updated :-) Thanks

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