John Savill


John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Azure Infrastructure and Windows Server 2016. 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 IT Pro, as well as the author of eight books including Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley) and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V (Wiley). John's blog is available at and can be followed on Twitter at NTFAQGuy.

How to add additional components using SCVMM SDN Express
Understand how to add components to an SDNv2 deployment post initial creation.
SDNv2 infrastructure requirements for SCVMM and multiple clusters
Understand the scope of management of SDNv2 deployment with SCVMM
Assign Azure AD users licenses based on attributes
Assign licenses to Azure AD users based on attributes
View network interfaces and IP for ARM VMs
Use PowerShell to view the network interfaces and IP configuration for Azure ARM VMs.
Azure Container Instances and Azure Container Service
Understand the difference between Azure Container Instances and Azure Container Service.
In-place Server upgrade to RS3
Understand if an upgrade to RS3 is supported
Replicate custom attributes to Azure AD
Replicate custom attributes to Azure AD and how they can be used.
Isolation level for Azure Container Instances
Understand isolation for Azure Container Instances.
Check creation time of Azure VM
Check the creation time of a VM
32-bit OS support on Azure
Understand 32-bit OS support on Azure.
Can ExpressRoute connect to multiple on-premises locations
Understand the connection options to on-premises for ExpressRoute
SLA for Azure VMs for connectivity
Understand network connectivity for Azure VM SLA
Check if an Azure Region supports 2 or 3 fault domains with managed disks
Check the number of fault domains supported in availability sets when using managed disks.
Understand the limitations of SKU changing with Azure Resource Manager
Understand the changes possible between SKUs with Azure Resource Manager
Guidance on disk size for disks in Azure
Understand how changes to disks impact the initial size for disk creation and the pricing implications.
Deploy Personal Session Desktop collection in Windows Server 2016
August 14, 2017

Great feedback however realize this solution is something different. This is a pooled approach and something I've referenced in other FAQs. Here you are creating a pool of...

When does a CBB lose servicing
April 25, 2017

No. Remember the TWO most current branches are supported which means once 1703 is CBB then it and the previous (1607) are supported but the previous to that goes into grace...

When to use ReFS in Windows Server 2016
March 28, 2017

Remember the other article was CSV specific. For CSV stick with NTFS because of the redirected mode ReFS forces. For NON CSV you COULD use ReFS based on the possible benefits...

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 :-)

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