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  • Blog Post: Guidance for creating test labs using Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

    Hey TLG fans, Test lab guides are deliberately designed to be independent of how you put them together. For example, you can use physical components (computers and switches/hubs), virtual components (virtual machines and virtual networks/switches), or a combination. For virtual components, you can...
  • Blog Post: Two new Hyper-V configuration overview videos

    Hey TLG video fans, I recently published two Hyper-V configuration overview videos. For the Hosting the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab topic: For the Hosting the SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm test lab topic: These new videos show you the logical configuration...
  • Blog Post: Three new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V guidance articles

    Hey TLG buddies, I have published three new articles that provide Hyper-V configuration guidance for the following test lab environments: Single Server DirectAccess IPv6 Apposite Technologies WAN emulator-based Contoso branch office These new articles provide diagrams, steps, and...
  • 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: Contributing to TLGs Part 8: Creating a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article in the TechNet Wiki

    Another way to contribute to Microsoft Test Lab Guides (TLGs) is to publish a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article in the TechNet Wiki. A Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article provides general guidance for setting up a specific test lab configuration on a Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V guidance articles and portal page

    Hey TLG devotees, Well, I just couldn't help myself… I have published new articles that provide Hyper-V configuration guidance for the following test lab environments: SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm Branch office Corpnet subnet for public cloud These new articles...
  • Blog Post: New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Lync Server 2013

    Hey TLG and Lync fans, You can now download the new Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Lync Server 2013 . If you are new to Lync 2013 and want to get some hands-on experience prior to planning and deployment, this is a great way to create a working install of Lync Server 2013 with two client computers to...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell command blocks for Hyper-V configurations

    Hey TLG and automation fans, Continuing the drive toward better automation for setting up test labs based on Test Lab Guides (TLGs), I have added Windows PowerShell command blocks to the eight topics that describe how to create test lab environments in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Each command...