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

Understand Android for Work
Understand what Android for Work is why you care.
Check if Windows 10 is CB or LTSB
Check if you are CB or LTSB
IP ranges with Azure AD Premium Conditional Access
Understand IP ranges with Azure AD conditional access.
Understand data that can be read back from Azure Key Vault
Understand the data that can be restored back from Azure Key Vault.
AD site requirements when using a DMZ
Site design when using a DMZ
Value of Azure server-side encryption
Understand the benefit of Azure server-side encryption
I saved data to D in Azure. Can I get it back? 1
Can you get data back that has gone from your D: drive in Azure. Don't get your hopes up.
Understand reddog DNS suffix for Azure VMs
Understand if the reddog suffix in Azure really matters!
Delegation when using CredSSP and PowerShell
Understand delegation when using CredSSP
Understand permissions needed to run remote PowerShell
Understand permissions required to run remote PowerShell
Check for elevation in PowerShell 1
Check if PowerShell is elevated.
Check who you are logged in as for PowerShell
Easily check who you are logged in as in PowerShell.
Log everything typed and returned in PowerShell 1
Log everything typed in PowerShell.
Enable multiple remote sessions to inhabit a single session
Configure multiple remote sessions for the same user to share a session
Log on to Nano Server with a local account
Learn how to logon with a local account on Nano Server
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 :-)

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...

Hyper-V Master Class

Hyper-V Master Class with John Savill
Live Online Training: Thursdays, April 27th to May 18th
Register by April 20th and Save 20%!

John Savill provides 12 hours of detailed instruction covering all the key aspects of a Hyper-V based virtualization environment covering both capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016. John will walk attendees through resource allocation and architecture, storage, networking (including Network Virtualization), clustering, migration technologies, replication, private cloud, session virtualization, migration from other technologies, integration with Microsoft Azure, and more. At the end of this class, attendees will be able to architect and manage an enterprise-level Hyper-V environment.


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