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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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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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 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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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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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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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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