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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New set of hybrid cloud test environments

Hey TLG and Azure fans, When adapting the Test Lab Guides (TLGs) content for the upcoming new world of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), I originally moved the set of virtual machines for the Corpnet subnet to a cloud-only virtual network, essentially an isolated subnet connected to the Internet. The result was the Base Configuration…

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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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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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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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