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


Connectivity with peered networks connected to ExpressRoute connected networks
Understand connectivity with peered networks to different ExpressRoute virtual networks.
Nested virtualization in Azure
Want nested virtualization in Azure for playing around? Wish no more!
ASR license requirements for machines being orchestrated but not replicated with ASR
Understand license requirements when orchestrating failovers with ASR but not using ASR replication technologies.
Should 1 Gb/E use VMQ?
Should you enable VMQ on your 1 Gb/E NICs? Find out.
Understand missing keep data and app option upgrading from 2012 R2 to 2016
Understand why the option to keep apps and data may not be available when upgrading from 2012 R2 to 2016.
Download a Docker image to file to use on disconnected container host
Find out how to download a Docker image to file and then use on an Internet disconnected container host.
Create Google Chrome Incognito mode shortcut
Create a shortcut to Chrome for incognito mode.
Does Hyper-V Replica work with windows feature x?
Learn about features in Windows and their support for Hyper-V Replica
Clean up a new Windows 10 machine from bloatware
Find out how to remove bloatware that can come preloaded on Windows 10 machines.
What is the latency between Azure regions?
Find out how to look at latencies between Azure regions
InPrivate mode shortcut for Internet Explorer and Edge
Create shortcuts for the InPrivate mode
Using Microsoft Cloud for Disaster Recovery (Video)
In this free video, John Savill provides a quick overview of options for using the Microsoft cloud for disaster recovery.
Data charges with VNET peering 1
Learn about data charges associated with VNET peering
Does Azure SLB support SSL offload
Learn about SSL offloading options with load balancers in Azure
Azure load balancer use on-premises and Azure
Can you use a load balancer in a hybrid manner?


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...