TLG for the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET 5.2) is now available

Hey TLG fans, Dan Cuomo, a Premier Field Engineer here at Microsoft, has just published the Test Lab Guide: Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET 5.2). The new TLG steps you through: A brief explanation of the EMET, an anti-vulnerability exploitation toolkit that can be layered onto the Windows operating system Setting up the Base Configuration…

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Ways to create a SharePoint 2013 in Azure dev/test or IT testing environment

Hey SharePoint and Azure fans, With the publication of the Set up a SharePoint intranet farm in a hybrid cloud for testing topic, I thought I would step back and summarize the different ways that you can create an environment for testing or developing an application for a SharePoint Server 2013 farm running in Microsoft…

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New set of hybrid cloud test environments

Hey TLG and Azure fans, When adapting the Test Lab Guides (TLGs) content for the upcoming new world of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), I originally moved the set of virtual machines for the Corpnet subnet to a cloud-only virtual network, essentially an isolated subnet connected to the Internet. The result was the Base Configuration…

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How the Azure Base Configuration Test Lab works

The Azure Base Configuration test lab, the latest incarnation of the base configurations for the Test Lab Guide (TLG) initiative, is hosted in a cloud-only virtual network in Microsoft Azure, rather than on a Hyper-V server on an isolated subnet or connected to your organization intranet. Here is its configuration. Advantages to running your test…

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New Azure TLG: Demonstrating FIM 2010 R2 ECMA2 with SQL Azure

Hey TLG, FIM 2010 R2, and Azure fans, Check out this new Test Lab Guide: Demonstrating FIM 2010 R2 ECMA2 with SQL Azure. With this TLG, you can use a free trial subscription, your MSDN subscription, or your paid Azure subscription to build out a test lab that demonstrates a Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2…

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The first 3-way TLG: Exchange Server 2013 TLG for Windows Server 2012 R2

Hey TLG and Exchange fans, Jeff Cothern and I have been working on the Test Lab Guide: Install Exchange Server 2013 on the Windows 2012 R2 Base Configuration in the TechNet Wiki to make it the first 3-way TLG. What's a 3-way TLG? It's a TLG that can be used to configure and demonstrate a…

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New SQL Server 2014 in Azure TLG

Hey TLG, SQL Server, and Azure fans, There is a new Test Lab Guide: SQL Server 2014 in Azure. With this new TLG, you can use a free trial subscription, your MSDN subscription, or your paid Azure subscription to build out a test lab containing a server running SQL Server 2014 in a cloud-only virtual…

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Directory Sync with Office 365 – New Test Lab Guide (TLG) for the Public Cloud TLG Stack

Hey TLG and public cloud technology fans, We recently released the Set Up a Directory Synchronization Server to Sync Users with Office 365 TLG, which shows you how to set up directory synchronization to Office 365 with the Directory Synchronization (or Directory Sync) tool. When you complete the guide, your Active Directory users in the…

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New SharePoint Server 2013 3-tier farm test lab in Azure

Hey TLG, SharePoint, and Azure fans, I just published the new Test Lab Guide: SharePoint Server 2013 Three-Tier Farm in Azure! With this new TLG, you can use a free trial subscription, your MSDN subscription, or your paid Azure subscription to build out a SharePoint Server 2013 farm test lab in a cloud-only virtual network…

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