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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Three Types of Base Configurations

Hey TLG fans, It is time clarify the different types of base configurations for Test Lab Guide (TLG) content. The base configuration is the standard starting point from which you can build test labs based on other TLGs from Microsoft, test lab extensions in the TechNet Wiki, or a test lab of your own design…

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New Base Configuration in Microsoft Azure!

Hey current and future Microsoft Azure fans, I just published the Base Configuration in Azure TLG, in which the base configuration computers are running as Azure virtual machines in a cloud-only Azure Virtual Network named TestLab. Now you can use a free trial subscription, your MSDN subscription, or your paid Azure subscription to build out the…

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Two new TLGs for the new Public Cloud TLG stack

Hey TLG and public cloud technology fans, Prolific TLG author Bill Mathers just published two new TLGs: Test Lab Guide: Creating a Windows Azure AD and Windows Server AD Environment  This TLG configures Directory Synchronization (DirSync) with password synchronization between the CORP AD DS domain and an instance of Windows Azure AD based on a…

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