New multi-factor authentication for Office 365 Test Lab Guide

Are you curious about multi-factor authentication in Office 365? Multi-factor authentication requires an additional form of identification beyond the user account name and its password. Now you can try it out in a consequence-free environment with the new Multi-factor authentication for your Office 365 dev/test environment Test Lab Guide. This new article steps you through…

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Office 365 Enterprise and EMS test lab guide stack now available

Many organizations are finding that the combination of Office 365 Enterprise and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) allows their users to be productive and secure, even when they use iOS and Android-based tablet computers. If you find that a compelling proposition and want to experience the combined environment before rolling it out in your organization, see…

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Demonstrate Advanced Threat Protection in your Office 365 dev/test environment

Now that you have built your Office 365 Dev/Test Environment, it’s time to put Office 365 through some additional paces. An interesting feature of Office 365 Enterprise E5 is Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which allows you to create policies that specify email scanning for Exchange Online. Two of the most prevalent ways that users get malware is…

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Demonstrate Advanced Security Management in your Office 365 dev/test environment

Now that you have built your Office 365 Dev/Test Environment, it’s time to put Office 365 through its paces. An interesting feature of Office 365 Enterprise E5 is Advanced Security Management, which allows you to create specific policies that monitor for and inform you of suspicious activities in your Office 365 subscription. For example, one…

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Add Directory Synchronization to your Office 365 dev/test environment

The Create an Office 365 Dev/Test Environment Test Lab Guide describes how to build out the Office 365 dev/test environment: This is a great starting point to gain skills and experience in Office 365, create demos for your departments or customers, or install and test an Office 365 application running on APP1. However, most organizations…

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New Office 365 dev/test environment

The new Test Lab Guide: Create an Office 365 Dev/Test Environment describes how to build out the following: The resulting configuration consists of: A simplified organization intranet connected to the Internet, hosted in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. This intranet has the corp.contoso.com Windows Server AD domain (DC1), a general application server (APP1), and a client/admin computer (CLIENT1)….

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New Exchange 2016 dev/test environment in Azure

If you are curious about the new features and functionality in Exchange 2016 or need to test your Exchange app, you can set up a single Exchange server in Azure infrastructure services. The new Exchange 2016 dev/test environment in Azure takes you step by step through building out the following: This resulting environment consists of: A Windows…

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New SharePoint 2016 dev/test farm in Azure

Creating dev/test configurations in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services is a great way to evaluate new products or do testing of an application for the new version of a product. Case in point is SharePoint Server 2016. Instead of standing up a simple SharePoint 2016 farm on a local Hyper-V server, you can quickly and easily…

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Closing the loop: New simulated hybrid cloud test environment is based on your feedback

Greetings SAB Members, At the August 2014 SAB Webinar, I presented a new set of Azure-based, hybrid cloud test environments and got your input on their utility, design, and configuration options. I previously blogged about the initial article that you can use to build a simulated line of business application. During the webinar, I presented three configuration…

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Closing the loop: New hybrid cloud test environment is published based on your feedback

Greetings SAB Members, At the August 2014 SAB Webinar, I presented an idea about creating a new set of Azure-based, hybrid cloud test environments and got your input on their utility, design, and configuration options. I am very pleased to announce that the first topic is now published and has been updated for Azure Resource Manager. Set…

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