New Test Lab Guide: Configuring an Office 365 Trial Subscription

Hey TLG and Office Server 2013 fans, Cloud products like Office 365 and Windows Azure have gotten a lot of attention recently as organizations see the savings of time and money they can offer. As a result, we’ve begun to publish new Test Lab Guides (TLGs) that set you on course to understand how cloud…

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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Lync Server 2013

Hey TLG and Lync fans, You can now download the new Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Lync Server 2013. If you are new to Lync 2013 and want to get some hands-on experience prior to planning and deployment, this is a great way to create a working install of Lync Server 2013 with two client computers…

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Updated Base Configuration TLG for Windows Server 2012 R2

Hey TLG and Windows Server 2012 R2 fans, My colleagues Tim Quinn and Bill Mathers have updated and published the Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 R2 Base Configuration, which tells you how to set up the Corpnet and Internet subnets with computers running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. The previous version of…

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Extending the base configuration to include mobile clients

Hey TLG and mobile client fans, The Base Configuration test lab, consisting of the Corpnet subnet and an optional simulated Internet subnet, is designed for typical laptop or desktop computers. It does not anticipate or accommodate wireless LAN-enabled computers, such as tablets, smartphones, or other types of computing devices. The newly published TLG mini-module: Mobile Client…

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Test Lab Guide: Configure eDiscovery for an Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Windows File Shares Test Lab

Hey TLG and Office Server 2013 fans, My esteemed colleague Chris Fox just published Configure eDiscovery for an Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Windows File Shares Test Lab, a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, and Windows Server 2012. This TLG builds upon the Configure an Integrated…

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Two new Windows Server 2012 R2 TLGs published!

Hey TLG and Windows Server 2012 R2 fans, Tim Quinn, author of the ever-popular Base Configuration TLG for Windows Server 2012, has informed me that there are two new TLGs for computers running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 VMM Demonstrate VPN…

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New Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab for public cloud technologies

To enable the use of public cloud technologies, such as Office 365 or Windows Azure, with test lab guide environments, I published the Configuring the Corpnet Subnet of the Base Configuration Test Lab for Public Cloud Technologies. This base configuration uses computers running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Due to the popularity of…

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Windows PowerShell command blocks for Hyper-V configurations

Hey TLG and automation fans, Continuing the drive toward better automation for setting up test labs based on Test Lab Guides (TLGs), I have added Windows PowerShell command blocks to the eight topics that describe how to create test lab environments in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Each command block is the set of Windows PowerShell commands…

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Hydration Kit for base configuration test labs

Hey TLG and automation fans, Andrew Barnes, AKA Scriptimus Prime, has developed and published a hydration kit for building out the base configuration test labs for both Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 with Windows 8. Check out the CodePlex page to download the kit and Andrew’s blog post that…

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New Base Configuration for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview!

Hey TLG and Windows Server 2012 fans, Tim Quinn, author of the ever-popular Base Configuration TLG for Windows Server 2012, has published the Test Lab Guide: Base Configuration TLG for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, which uses computers running: Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Windows 8.1 Preview Here is the lab diagram:   A great…

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