Summary: Use these cloud adoption Test Lab Guides (TLGs) to set up demonstration or dev/test environments for Office 365, the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), Dynamics 365, and Office Server products.
TLGs help you quickly learn about Microsoft products. They’re great for situations where you need to evaluate a technology or configuration before you decide whether it’s right for you or before you roll it out to users. The “I built it out myself and it works” hands-on experience helps you understand the deployment requirements of a new product or solution so you can better plan for hosting it in production.
TLGs also create representative environments for development and testing of applications, also known as dev/test environments.
Use these articles to build your Office 365 dev/test environment:
- Base Configuration dev/test environment
Create a simplified intranet running in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. This is an optional step if you want to build a simulated enterprise configuration.
- Office 365 dev/test environment
Create an Office 365 Enterprise E5 trial subscription, which you can do from your computer or from a simplified intranet running in Azure infrastructure services.
- DirSync for your Office 365 dev/test environment
Install and configure Azure AD Connect for directory synchronization with password synchronization. This is an optional step if you want to build a simulated enterprise configuration.
For your Office 365 dev/test environment, uses these articles to demonstrate enterprise features of Office 365:
- Multi-factor authentication for your Office 365 dev/test environment
Configure and test secondary authentication using a text message sent to your smart phone for an account in your Office 365 subscription.
- Advanced Security Management for your Office 365 dev/test environment
Configure and demonstrate Advanced Security Management, which allows you to create policies that monitor for and inform you of suspicious activities in your Office 365 subscription.
- Advanced Threat Protection for your Office 365 dev/test environment
Configure and demonstrate Advanced Threat Protection, which is a feature of Exchange Online Protection (EOP) that helps keep malware out of your email.
- Advanced eDiscovery for your Office 365 dev/test environment
Add example data and demonstrate Advanced eDiscovery, which allows you to quickly find and analyze the data that is stored in Office 365, including email and documents.
- Sensitive file protection in the Office 365 dev/test environment
Demonstrate how you can use Office 365 Information Rights Management to protect the data in sensitive documents, even when they are accidentally posted in the wrong document folders.
- Data classification and labeling in the Office 365 dev/test environment
Demonstrate how the Azure Information Protection client can be used to classify documents with various levels of security.
Add an EMS trial subscription and test Office 365 and EMS enterprise features and scenarios with these articles:
- Office 365 and EMS dev/test environment
Add an EMS trial subscription and EMS licences to your user accounts.
- MAM policies for your Office 365 and EMS dev/test environment
Create user groups and mobile application management (MAM) policies for ioS and Android devices.
- Enroll iOS and Android devices in your Office 365 and EMS dev/test environment
Enroll iOS or Android devices and manage them remotely.
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Add a Dynamics 365 trial subscription and test Office 365 and Dynamics 365 integrated features and scenarios with these articles:
- Office 365 and Dynamics 365 dev/test environment
Add a Dynamics 365 trial subscription and Dynamics 365 licences and permissions to your user accounts.
You can create a cross-premises dev/test environment, which includes an Azure virtual network and a simulated on-premises network, with these articles:
- Simulated cross-premises virtual network in Azure
Create a simulated intranet connected to an Azure virtual network in a hybrid cloud configuration.
- Intranet SharePoint Server 2016 in Azure dev/test environment
Create a single-server SharePoint Server 2016 farm in the Azure virtual network and test connectivity and administration from the simulated on-premises network.
Here are additional cloud-based dev/test environments that you can create in Azure infrastructure services:
- SharePoint Server 2016 dev/test environment in Azure
Build a single-server SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure infrastructure services.
- Exchange 2016 dev/test environment in Azure
Build a single Exchange 2016 server in Azure infrastructure services.
- SharePoint 2013 dev/test environments in Azure
Build basic and high-availability SharePoint Server 2013 farms in Azure infrastructure services.
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