Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are a new method that Joe Davies and Tom Shinder have developed that make learning complex technologies easier than ever. Using TLGs, you can significantly cut down on the time it takes for you to learn a new technology, product or an entire multi-tier solution by configuring a Test Lab using a TLG.
Now you might be wondering “what’s the difference between a Test Lab Guide and a Step by Step Guide?” In the past, we’ve used the term “step by step guide” to describe a lot of different types of content. It might be a collection of steps you do to issue a certificate, or maybe the steps required to enable and disable the Windows Firewall, or it could be a large collection of steps used in a lab type of environment.
Joe and Tom have done a ton of work for you. See Tom’s full blog post on the subject at http://blogs.technet.com/b/tomshinder/archive/2010/07/30/test-lab-guides-lead-the-way-to-solution-mastery.aspx. That blog post will lead you to some other great resources on the TechNet Wiki. Enjoy.