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

Create a Hyper-V container
Learn how to create a Hyper-V container for kernel mode isolation.
How can I block Windows Store with Group Policy
Learn how to block Windows Store with Group Policy
Solve interactive problems with docker run and PowerShell ISE
Solve problems with interactive docker run when using PowerShell ISE
Group Policies that only work with Enterprise and Education edition
Learn policies that only apply to Enterprise (and Education) edition of Windows 10
First actions to get going with Containers and Docker
Get going with first actions with containers on Windows Server
Understand the default type of networking with containers on Windows Server 2016
Understand the default networking used with containers.
Simple Dockerfile to create a custom website
Get started with containers and Docker with a simple Dockerfile.
Install Containers on Windows Server 2016
Install containers on Windows Server 2016
How does Delivery Optimization with Windows 10 work
Learn how Delivery Optimization works with Windows 10
Storage Spaces Direct storage planning aid
Get help understanding how much storage you need and will be able to use with Storage Spaces Direct with this handy tool
Patch a Nano Server WIM file
Apply the latest CU to your Nano Server WIM so all new instances are already patched.
How can I extract the CAB file from a MSU file
Learn how to get a CAB file from a downloaded MSU file
Patch Nano Server
Find out the patch options for Nano Server
Manage 2012 and 2012 R2 from Server Management Tools
Learn how to manage Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 from the Azure-based Server Management Tools.
What version of PowerShell is used by Nano Server
Understand how PowerShell is supported in Nano Server
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...

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.

Windows Powershell Master Class

Windows Powershell Master Class with John Savill
Live Online Training on February 2nd, 9th, and 16th
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PowerShell is the definitive command line interface and scripting solution for Windows, Hyper-V, System Center, Microsoft solutions and beyond. In this Master Class, we will start from the ground up, walking you through the basics of PowerShell, how to create basic scripts and building towards creating custom modules to achieve amazing results in your environment, in non-Microsoft environments, and in Azure.


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