Although Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are a valuable tool for quickly getting some configuration and demonstration hands-on experience when performing an evaluation of a product or technology, they can be used for much more. For example, for DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2, I built out the DirecAccess test lab environment and then used it as a proving ground for the following content:
After these guides were published, I went back through them and added back those experiences with references to the DirectAccess test lab environment. Here are some examples:
These links integrate the DirectAccess test lab environment with the core product documentation, allowing that environment to be part of the learning of the planning, deployment, and operations of DirectAccess.
Joe DaviesPrincipal WriterWindows Server Information Experience (WS iX)