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

Autoscale with IaaS Azure Resource Manager
Understand autoscale with Azure Resource Manager.
Learn the costs for ExpressRoute
Learn the total costs for ExpressRoute for planning purposes.
Mixing physical and nested Hyper-V hosts in a 2016 cluster
Can you mix physical and nested Hyper-V hosts in a 2016 cluster.
Can I backup a VM and use Hyper-V Replica?
Understand the issues related to using backup and Hyper-V Replica.
Stop receiving the Outlook daily calendar update
Learn to stop the calendar daily mail update.
Mixing configuration levels in a 2016 cluster
Learn the mixing of configuration levels in 2016 failover clusters.
How to resize ARM disk
Learn how to resize disks used by ARM VMs.
Configure cluster aware updating with Configuration Manager 2016
Learn how to perform operations in an orchestrated way with Configuration Manager 2016.
Understand site-awareness in Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering
Learn what site awareness means to you in Windows Server 2016
Should Storage Spaces Direct be defragmented?
Understand if Storage Spaces Direct should be defragmented.
Should I use node fairness or SCVMM dynamic optimization
To node fairness or dynamic optimization, that is the question in 2016!
Can Server Core and Server with a GUI be mixed in a cluster?
Understand the support for mixing configuration levels in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2?
Configure site-awareness in Windows Server 2016
Learn the options for configuring site-awareness with Windows Server 2016 failover clustering.
What is Failover Clustering node fairness in Windows Server 2016
Understand what node fairness means to you with Windows Server 2016
Set the preferred site for Windows Server 2016 clusters
Configure the preferred site for a Windows Server 2016 cluster.
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.

Azure Auto-Scale for IaaS
August 23, 2014

Yep, when I wrote it I didn't think the queues would be that useful however when revisiting I see the use cases so updated :-) Thanks

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
March 13, 2014

I can't speak for internal Microsoft policy however with the new scalability I see many virtualized SQL environments. There are still environments that keep it physical but...

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