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.
Use these articles to build your Office 365 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.
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.
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:
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.
Configure and demonstrate Advanced Threat Protection, which is a feature of Exchange Online Protection (EOP) that helps keep malware out of your email.
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..
Add an EMS trial subscription and test Office 365 and EMS enterprise features and scenarios with these articles:
Add an EMS trial subscription and add EMS licences to your user accounts.
Create user groups and mobile application management (MAM) policies for ioS and Android devices.
Enroll iOS or Android devices and manage them remotely.
Here are additional cloud-based dev/test environments that you can create in Azure infrastructure services:
Build a single-server SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure infrastructure services.
Build basic and high-availability SharePoint Server 2013 farms in Azure infrastructure services.
Build a single Exchange 2016 server in Azure infrastructure services.
Create a simulated intranet connected to an Azure virtual network in a hybrid cloud configuration.
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