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  • Blog Post: How the Azure Base Configuration Test Lab works

    The Azure Base Configuration test lab, the latest incarnation of the base configurations for the Test Lab Guide (TLG) initiative, is hosted in a cloud-only virtual network in Microsoft Azure , rather than on a Hyper-V server on an isolated subnet or connected to your organization intranet. Here is its...
  • Blog Post: Three Types of Base Configurations

    Hey TLG fans, It is time clarify the different types of base configurations for Test Lab Guide (TLG) content. The base configuration is the standard starting point from which you can build test labs based on other TLGs from Microsoft, test lab extensions in the TechNet Wiki, or a test lab of your...
  • Blog Post: New Base Configuration in Microsoft Azure!

    Hey current and future Microsoft Azure fans, I just published the Base Configuration in Azure TLG , in which the base configuration computers are running as Azure virtual machines in a cloud-only Azure Virtual Network named TestLab. Now you can use a free trial subscription , your MSDN subscription...
  • Blog Post: Updated Base Configuration TLG for Windows Server 2012 published

    The Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration is published. This base configuration TLG contains updates for the released version of Windows Server 2012. Please use this new version (updated from Windows Server "8" Beta) to build out your base configuration test lab for the TLGs in the...
  • Blog Post: A new private cloud version of the Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab!

    Great news TLG fans, Mikhail Komarov, my colleague and virtual machine MVP, has just published Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration for Private Cloud in the TechNet Gallery. This new variant of the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration TLG shows you how to create the Corpnet subnet...
  • Blog Post: Updated Base Configuration TLG for Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hey TLG and Windows Server 2012 R2 fans, My colleagues Tim Quinn and Bill Mathers have updated and published the Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 R2 Base Configuration , which tells you how to set up the Corpnet and Internet subnets with computers running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab for public cloud technologies

    To enable the use of public cloud technologies, such as Office 365 or Windows Azure, with test lab guide environments, I published the Configuring the Corpnet Subnet of the Base Configuration Test Lab for Public Cloud Technologies . This base configuration uses computers running Windows Server 2008 R2...
  • Blog Post: Corpnet subnet configuration for public cloud technologies is now available

    The original design of the Base Configuration test lab was for two subnets (Corpnet and Internet) that were isolated from a production environment. These isolated subnets were an ideal environment in which you had ultimate control to demonstrate and experiment without having to deal with the configuration...
  • Blog Post: Hydration Kit for base configuration test labs

    Hey TLG and automation fans, Andrew Barnes, AKA Scriptimus Prime, has developed and published a hydration kit for building out the base configuration test labs for both Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 with Windows 8. Check out the CodePlex page to download the kit...
  • Blog Post: New icon set for the latest SharePoint 2013 TLGs is now available

    The latest refresh of the TLGs for SharePoint 2013 contain a new version of lab configuration figures that replace: with: This look and style uses a new set of standard icons that are now appearing in Microsoft Office and Exchange Server content. Feel free to use these icons in figures for...