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 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 Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley) and Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley). John's blog is available at

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Virtual Machine Size/Series Limitations when Adding/Resizing to a Cloud Service
Find out what affects the size and series of virtual machines that can be added to a cloud service.
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Maximum Number of Virtual Machines in Availability Set
Find out the maximum number of members of an Availability Set.
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Get the Most Performance in Azure for a Large Number of Data Disks
When you have more than 8 disks in a storage pool, you need to perform an extra step to get the full performance.
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Maximum Number of Data Disks for D Series Azure Virtual Machine
Find out the new data disk limits for the largest D series virtual machine.
Cost for Raising Core Limit for Azure Subscription
Learn why the limits for an Azure subscription have no effect on cost, unless you actually use more space.
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Direct Data Replication from NetApp SAN to Azure
Find out what you can do to get data from a NetApp SAN to Azure.
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SAN Integration with Azure Site Recovery
Understand SAN integration for Azure Site Recovery.
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Data Icon Arrow on Windows Phone
Learn what the arrow over the data icons means in Windows Phone.
Resume VM From Saved State After BIOS/UEFI Upgrade
Solve virtual machine failing to resume from saved state problems on Hyper-V after BIOS/UEFI upgrade.
Quickly Find a Windows Service's Short Name
Find the true name for a Windows service.
Configure a Service to Run in its Own svchost Process 2
Make a service run in its own svchost process.
Azure RemoteApp Supported Devices
Learn which devices can be used with Azure RemoteApp.
Maximum Number of Disks to Configure with VMware InMage Scout Master Target Server
Understand how many disks you should configure with a VMware-based Master Target Server.
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Handling IP Addresses During Test Failovers with Azure Site Recovery
Understand how IP addresses are handled during a test failover with Azure Site Recovery.
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Using a Static IP Address with Azure Site Recovery
Understand how to use static IP addresses when using Azure Site Recovery.
John Savill's PowerShell Master Class

Join John Savill for 9 hours of comprehensive PowerShell training. This course will start from the ground up, walking through the basics of PowerShell, how to create basic scripts, and building toward creating custom modules to achieve amazing results in your environment, in non-Microsoft environments, and in Azure.

Invest a few hours each week and become the #1 PowerShell expert in your organization.

Sessions meet Thursdays, March 5th through March 19th

Topics covered will include:

  • Remote management with PowerShell
  • Connecting commands and mastering objects
  • Creating PowerShell scripts and best practices to aid in code reuse
  • Parsing data and working with objects
  • Desired State Configuration
  • Building PowerShell workflows using Orchestrator SMA and Azure Automation
  • PLUS new capabilities in PowerShell 4.0 and 5.0


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