Cloud adoption Test Lab Guides (TLGs)


Applies to: Office 365 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2016-09-23

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), and Office Server products.

Test Lab Guides (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.

Test Lab Guides in the Microsoft Cloud

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:

Add an EMS trial subscription and test Office 365 and EMS enterprise features and scenarios with these articles:

Here are additional cloud-based dev/test environments that you can create in Azure infrastructure services:

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