Use these cloud adoption Test Lab Guides (TLGs) to set up demonstration or dev/test environments for Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (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.
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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, use 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.
- Federated identity for your Office 365 dev/test environment
Configure and demonstrate federated authentication with the accounts of a Windows Server Active Directory domain.
- 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.
- Isolated SharePoint Online team site dev/test environment
Demonstrate how to create a SharePoint Online team site that is isolated from the rest of the organization.
Create a dev/test environment for Microsoft 365 Enterprise scenarios with these articles:
- The Microsoft 365 Enterprise dev/test environment
Create the initial environment that includes Office 365 E5, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5, and a computer running Windows 10 Enterprise.
- MAM policies for your Microsoft 365 Enterprise dev/test environment
Create user groups and mobile application management (MAM) policies for ioS and Android devices.
- Enroll iOS and Android devices in your Microsoft Enterprise 365 dev/test environment
Enroll iOS or Android devices and manage them remotely.
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.
- Exchange Online integration for your Office 365 and Dynamics 365 dev/test environment
Configure and then demonstrate how Office 365 and Dynamics 365 work together in Exchange Online mailboxes.
Create a dev/test environment that includes all of Microsoft’s cloud offerings: Office 365, Azure, EMS, and Dynamics 365. See The One Microsoft Cloud dev/test environment for the step-by-step instructions.
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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Free Step by Step SharePoint Server 2013 Lab Guides by Microsoft
This Post contains a bunch of Free Step by Step SharePoint Server 2013 Lab Guides that Microsoft gives for free on its Download Center. Usually I post them together with the other free resources that Microsoft offers, however this is a Test Lab Guide (TLG) only post, and the rest of the resources will come later in the month.
Microsoft Download Center
- Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a three-tier farm
- Test Lab Guide: Configure intranet and team sites for SharePoint Server 2013
- Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate permissions with SharePoint Server 2013
- Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization for SharePoint Server 2013
- Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013
- Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate SAML-based Claims Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013
- Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate forms-based claims authentication for SharePoint Server 2013
- Test Lab Guide: Configure eDiscovery for SharePoint Server 2013
- Test Lab Guide: Create a Business Intelligence Baseline Environment
- Test Lab Guide: Configure Secure Store
- Test Lab Guide: Configure Excel Services
- Test Lab Guide: Configure the Excel Services unattended service account
- Test Lab Guide: Configure Excel Services data refresh by using an embedded connection
- Test Lab Guide: Configure Excel Services data refresh by using an external connection
- Test Lab Guide: Configure Visio Services
- Test Lab Guide: Configure the Visio Services unattended service account
- Test Lab Guide: Configure Visio Services data refresh using an external connection
- Test Lab Guide: Configure PerformancePoint Services
- Test Lab Guide: Configure data access for PerformancePoint Services
- Test Lab Guide Mini-Module: Configuring a Second SharePoint Server 2013 Farm
- Test Lab Guide: Configure a Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search Topology
- Test Lab Guide: Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab
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