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

What is Redeploy Me Now in Azure?
Understand the redeploy me now Azure feature.
Can China Azure AD users be linked to Global AD resources
Understand how geo-fenced regions can interact with global AD resources
License required for Azure AD Connect Health
Find out the licenses required for Azure AD Connect Health
How does SQL in Azure IaaS have an extra IP address
Learn how SQL cluster IP addresses in Azure IaaS work.
Switching cluster to 2016 upgrade VM configuration automatically?
Understand what happens to Hyper-V VMs if a cluster is switched to 2016 functional level.
Side-load UWP applications on Windows 10 LTSB
Understand UWP applications on LTSB
View key protectors for shielded VM
Check the key protectors on a shielded VM
Block Internet traffic in Azure with forced tunneling
Block the internet if ExpressRoute is down with forced tunneling.
2016 rolling upgrade cluster outside of Hyper-V use cases
Understand rolling upgrade to 2016 clusters
How do I deploy a SQL cluster to Azure IaaS 1
Understand SQL clusters in Azure IaaS
Why to use Push-Location instead of Set-Location
Find out why you would use Push-Location instead of Set-Location
Use WSUS with Nano Server
Use WSUS with Nano Server
Understand if a VM has newer integration services than the host
Understand if its a problem if integration services in a VM is newer than the host
Replicate a disk larger than 1 TB to Azure
Find out a method to replicate a disk larger than 1 TB to Azure
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 :-)

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...

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