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  • Blog Post: The first TLG stack poster for SharePoint 2013

    Hey TLG fans, In an attempt to get even more visual, I just published the first poster for TLGs showing the SharePoint Server 2013 TLG stack. Although I originally published this as a Microsoft PowerPoint file in a previous blog post , with a little extra work and support from others I have more formally...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence TLG stack!

    Hey TLG and SharePoint fans, My esteemed colleagues Mike Plumley and Joanne Hendrickson on the SharePoint writing team have just published the SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence TLG stack , a collection of 11 new TLGs that build out and demonstrate the business intelligence features of SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Two new TLGs for SharePoint Server 2013 published

    Hey TLG enthusiasts, The following new TLGs for SharePoint Server 2013 have been published: Demonstrate Social Networking Features of SharePoint Server 2013 Get an introduction to the social features in SharePoint Server 2013 and step-by-step instructions for configuring and then demonstrating...
  • Blog Post: Test Lab Guide: Configure eDiscovery for an Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Windows File Shares Test Lab

    Hey TLG and Office Server 2013 fans, My esteemed colleague Chris Fox just published Configure eDiscovery for an Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Windows File Shares Test Lab , a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, and Windows Server 2012. ...
  • Blog Post: New set of TLGs for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

    The SharePoint Server 2013 Preview test lab is designed to install, configure, and demonstrate the features and capabilities of SharePoint Server 2013 Preview. The following step-by-step test lab guides (TLGs) for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview are available: Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Contributing to TLGs Part 6: Writing a TLG mini-module

    Another way to contribute to Microsoft Test Lab Guides (TLGs) is to publish a TLG mini-module in the TechNet Wiki. A TLG mini-module is a modular TLG that just includes the essential configuration steps to get an existing and working test lab to a new working configuration, skipping the demonstration...
  • 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: TLGs a key part of the new Fast Learner Modules

    Hey TLG fans and fast learners, I recently published the first series of Fast Learner Modules in the TechNet Wiki. These new articles are designed to be a self-contained learning experience for a specific technical topic. Fast Learner Modules include a video (with transcript) and review questions...
  • Blog Post: New mini-module for creating a second SharePoint Server 2013 Preview farm

    Hey TLG fans, I have recently published the Test Lab Guide Mini-Module: Configuring a second SharePoint Server 2013 Preview farm . This new Test Lab Guide mini-module adds APP2 as a member of the corp.contoso.com domain on the Corpnet subnet and then installs SharePoint Server 2013 Preview as a separate...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 TLG stack refreshed

    The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the current stack diagram (click on it for a larger version): The updates include the following: Additional links to software and hardware requirements for...
  • Blog Post: First Test Lab Guide eBook for the SharePoint 2013 Intranet and Team Sites stack

    Hey mobile TLG fans, I recently published the Download Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites , the first Test Lab Guide (TLG) content in eBook form (click Download to get the eBook in EPUB, MOBI, PDF, and DOC formats). This eBook is a customized document that...
  • Blog Post: New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization for SharePoint Server 2013

    My esteemed colleague K.C. Cross on the SharePoint writing team has just published Demonstrate profile synchronization , a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2013. This new TLG steps you through the configuration and demonstration of profile synchronization using the SharePoint Server...
  • Blog Post: Test Lab Guide: Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab

    Hey TLG and Office Server 2013 fans, My partners-in-content Tony Trivison and Mitch Duncan and I just published Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab , a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, and SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the stack...
  • Blog Post: New Test Lab Guide: Configure a Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search Topology

    Hey TLG and SharePoint search fans, My esteemed colleague Dan Wesley has just published Configure a Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search Topology , a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2013. This TLG steps you through the configuration of a scaled-out SharePoint Server 2013...
  • Blog Post: Two new SharePoint 2013 TLGs and a PPT showing the entire stack

    Hey TLG and SharePoint 2013 fans, Two new TLGs for SharePoint 2013 have been published and I am excited about each of them for different reasons. The first new TLG is Configure eDiscovery for SharePoint 2013 , written by my colleague Hal Zucati. This TLG configures a SharePoint three-tier farm...