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    Test Lab Guides provide a method for you to try out a new product or technology and see how it works in your own test lab. When you use Test Lab Guides you see all the working parts, all the front-end and back-end components, and most importantly, see how that all work together to create a working solution...
  • Blog Post: Great New UAG DirectAccess Test Lab Content Available

    Let’s face it – you can make it an avocation (or worse, a vocation) of reading all the documentation we have on UAG DirectAccess and still not be able to figure out how to actually put together a working DirectAccess solution. A big part of that is that there are a lot of moving parts, and until you...
  • Blog Post: Test Lab Guides Lead the Way to Solution Mastery

    How’s that for a catchy title? Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are a new method that Joe Davies and I have developed that makes 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...
  • Blog Post: Test Lab Guide–Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess - Blog Version

    Hey folks – since the TLGs are typically put up only on the download center, it makes discoverability of some of the cool content inside of them hard when it comes to search engines. Therefore, I’m going to post the full text of the TLGs on the Edge Man blog. However, I recommend that you download the...
  • Blog Post: UAG SP1 RC Demonstrate DirectAccess Remote Management Test Lab Guide Released

    So you liked what you saw after going through the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess Test Lab Guide. In that guide you saw how to set up a working DirectAccess configuration with UAG SP1 RC and were able to check out the new Web Monitor view of DirectAccess client connections. So what...
  • Blog Post: Certificate Related Questions and Test Lab Guide Guidance

    A couple of good questions were asked on a recent blog post and I figured it was worthwhile to answer them in more detail in a separate post. ==================================== “Can you clarify a couple points related to Certificate Authorities and CRLs?  I plan on getting a commercial certificate...
  • Blog Post: Fabrikam Test Lab Guide Now Available

    Test Lab Guides make it easy to test new products and technologies in a pre-tested, well defined Test Lab. Our new Test Lab Guide system is designed so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel each time you put together a Test Lab each time you want to test out something new. Test Lab Guides are modular...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new Test Lab Guide–Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess

    Great news! Last week we released the Release Candidate of UAG Service Pack 1. If you haven’t heard about this, then check out the UAG Team Blog post on this subject at http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/archive/2010/10/21/announcing-forefront-uag-2010-service-pack-1.aspx However, most organizations...
  • Blog Post: Heads Up on the New Test Lab Guides Blog

    Just wanted to give all you Edge Man Blog followers a heads-up on the new Test Lab Guides Blog . Test Lab Guides are definitely catching on internally at Microsoft and we are expecting a flood of them coming to you in the next few months. In addition, I’ve been hearing from a number of you that you want...
  • Blog Post: Test Lab Guide–Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess with NAP - Blog Version

    Hey folks – since the TLGs are typically put up only in the download center, it makes discoverability of some of the cool content inside of them hard when it comes to search engines. Therefore, I’m going to post the full text of the TLGs on the Edge Man blog. However, I recommend that you download the...
  • Blog Post: Hey Edge Man–How is that Multi-Site Test Lab Guide and Document Coming Along?

    Funny that you should ask! Most of our planning and review of the basic networking configuration and virtual machine requirements were complete by the end of the third week of last month. But then the holiday season came upon us and things pretty much stopped for a week and a half. But with the new...
  • Blog Post: Test Lab Guide - Demonstrate Forefront UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess Force Tunneling Now Available

    I’m happy to announce the release of the latest UAG DirectAccess Test Lab Guide – Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forefront UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess Force Tunneling , which you can download now at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=205454 I found this Test Guide to be especially interesting to put together...
  • Blog Post: Be Careful of DNS Issues When Testing UAG DirectAccess

    I’ve always recommend that you when learning about DirectAccess that you begin your trek with the UAG DirectAccess Test Lab Guide over at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=CEEBFF8D-CDF9-4AFA-8DAA-918CDC884DC0&displaylang=en However, I know there are a lot of cowboys out there...
  • Blog Post: Test Lab Guide Virtualization Notes

    If you’re not aware of Test Lab Guides, they’re part of a new initiative we have at Microsoft that is intended to make life easier for you when it comes to adopting new products and technologies. We realize that when you consider bringing in a new product and technology, you have to consider...
  • Blog Post: UAG DirectAccess Proof of Concept Guide

    One of the most difficult decisions you have to make as an administrator and network engineer is to decide how you’re going to allocate your limited time to evaluating new products and technologies. There are so many other things you need to do. So when you make the decision to try out a new technology...
  • Blog Post: New Test Lab Guide for System Center Service Manager Now Available

    I’ve been pretty quiet for most of this month (in fact, this is the first post on the Edge Man blog for March). I was in Redmond for the world wide MVP conference for a week and then spent a week to meet with members of my team on how we’ll approach documentation for the next version of Windows. It was...