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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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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Test Lab Guide: Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab

Hey TLG and Office Server 2013 fans, My partners-in-content Tony Trivison and Mitch Duncan and I just published Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab, a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, and SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the stack (click on it to see a larger…

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New Test Lab Guide: Configure a Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search Topology

Hey TLG and SharePoint search fans, My esteemed colleague Dan Wesley has just published Configure a Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search Topology, a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2013. This TLG steps you through the configuration of a scaled-out SharePoint Server 2013 3-tier farm, which includes multiple application-tier servers for a…

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The first TLG stack poster for SharePoint 2013

Hey TLG fans, In an attempt to get even more visual, I just published the first poster for TLGs showing the SharePoint Server 2013 TLG stack. Although I originally published this as a Microsoft PowerPoint file in a previous blog post, with a little extra work and support from others I have more formally published…

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TLGs a key part of the new Fast Learner Modules

Hey TLG fans and fast learners, I recently published the first series of Fast Learner Modules in the TechNet Wiki. These new articles are designed to be a self-contained learning experience for a specific technical topic. Fast Learner Modules include a video (with transcript) and review questions (with answers). An additional key element is a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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New Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V guidance articles and portal page

Hey TLG devotees, Well, I just couldn’t help myself… I have published new articles that provide Hyper-V configuration guidance for the following test lab environments: SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm Branch office Corpnet subnet for public cloud These new articles provide diagrams, steps, and links to detailed procedures so that you can more easily build…

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