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…


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…


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 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 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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