Two new SharePoint 2013 TLGs and a PPT showing the entire stack

Hey TLG and SharePoint 2013 fans, Two new TLGs for SharePoint 2013 have been published and I am excited about each of them for different reasons. The first new TLG is Configure eDiscovery for SharePoint 2013, written by my colleague Hal Zucati. This TLG configures a SharePoint three-tier farm and an Exchange Server 2013 email…


First Test Lab Guide eBook for the SharePoint 2013 Intranet and Team Sites stack

Hey mobile TLG fans, I recently published the Download Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites, the first Test Lab Guide (TLG) content in eBook form (click Download to get the eBook in EPUB, MOBI, PDF, and DOC formats). This eBook is a customized document that contains the end-to-end configuration…


Two new TLGs for System Center 2012 VMM published!

Hey TLG gals and guys, My long-time colleague Jan Keller, whom I worked with on Windows Server 2000, has just published two new TLGs on System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Virtual Machine Manager (VMM): Test Lab Guide: Deploy Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 SP1  This guide explains how to set up…


New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization for SharePoint Server 2013

My esteemed colleague K.C. Cross on the SharePoint writing team has just published Demonstrate profile synchronization, a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2013. This new TLG steps you through the configuration and demonstration of profile synchronization using the SharePoint Server synchronization tool. This tool synchronizes user profiles between SharePoint Server 2013 and…


Contributing to TLGs Part 8: Creating a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article in the TechNet Wiki

Another way to contribute to Microsoft Test Lab Guides (TLGs) is to publish a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article in the TechNet Wiki. A Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article provides general guidance for setting up a specific test lab configuration on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server. Here are…


The first batch of Test Lab Guide overview videos have arrived…

Hey TLG fans, It is with great pleasure (and a sigh of relief) to inform you that the first batch of Test Lab Guide (TLG) overview videos are now available: Base Configuration [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YlPpNzS5hwE] Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=J80Yk4tBHto] Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm Demonstrate forms-based claims authentication for SharePoint Server 2013…

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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate RemoteFX on Windows Server 2012

Hey TLG and Hyper-V fans, MVP Mikhail Komarov has published Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate RemoteFX on Windows Server 2012 in the TechNet Gallery. This new TLG also uses his recently published private cloud version of the Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab to demonstrate Remote-FX on Windows Server 2012 using the Hyper-V host HV1. Here are the…


Three new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V guidance articles

Hey TLG buddies, I have published three new articles that provide Hyper-V configuration guidance for the following test lab environments: Single Server DirectAccess IPv6 Apposite Technologies WAN emulator-based Contoso branch office These new articles provide diagrams, steps, and links to detailed procedures so that you can more easily build out these lab environments on a…


New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Hyper-V Replica

Hey TLG and Hyper-V fans,  Delivering on the potential of his recently published private cloud version of the Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab, MVP Mikhail Komarov has published Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Hyper-V Replica in the TechNet Gallery. This new TLG uses the private cloud-based Corpnet subnet to demonstrate the new Hyper-V replica features of…


A new Branch Office TLG that uses the Apposite Technologies Linktropy WAN emulator

Hey TLG fans, I recently published the Test Lab Guide: Configure the Contoso Branch Office using an Apposite Technologies WAN Emulator. This is a variant on the previously published Test Lab Guide: Configure the Contoso Branch Office, in which an Apposite Technologies Linktropy WAN emulator replaces the two router computers (RTR1 and RTR2) and the…