Windows and Office deployment lab kit

The Windows and Office deployment lab kit is designed to help you plan, test, and validate your deployment and management of desktops running Windows 10 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. The labs in the kit cover using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Desktop Analytics, the Office Customization Tool, OneDrive, Windows Autopilot, and more.

This kit is highly recommended for organizations preparing for Windows 8.1 upgrades to Windows 10. It also applies if you're currently using Windows 10, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (formerly Office 365 ProPlus), or Office 2019. As an isolated environment, the resulting lab is ideal for exploring deployment tool updates and testing your deployment-related automation.

Download the Windows and Office Deployment Lab Kit.

A complete lab environment

The kit provides you with an automatically provisioned virtual lab environment, including domain-joined desktop clients, a domain controller, an Internet gateway, and a fully configured Configuration Manager instance. The kit contains the latest evaluation versions of the following products:

  • NEW! Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 20H2
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Version 2010*
  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring
  • Windows Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server

The resulting lab is designed to be connected to trials for:

  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Office 365 E5 with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Step-by-step labs

Detailed lab guides take you through multiple deployment and management scenarios. The labs have been updated for the latest versions of Intune and Configuration Manager.

Plan and prepare infrastructure

  • Desktop Analytics
  • Cloud Management Gateway & Cloud Distribution Point
  • Tenant attach, co-management, and switching workloads
  • Remote access (VPN)

Prepare configuration

  • Optimize Windows 10 update delivery
  • Servicing Windows 10 using Group Policy
  • Servicing Windows 10 using Microsoft Intune
  • Servicing Windows 10 with Configuration Manager
  • Servicing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise using Configuration Manager
  • Servicing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise using Intune
  • Security and compliance

Prepare applications

  • Readiness Toolkit for Office
  • MSIX Packaging and Conversion of Win32 applications

Deploy Windows 10

  • OS Deployment task sequences in Configuration Manager
  • OS Deployment task sequences in the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Windows Autopilot
  • Deploy and manage the new Microsoft Edge

Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

  • Cloud managed deployment
  • Locally managed deployment
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise Deployment on Non-AD Joined Devices
  • Enterprise managed deployment using Configuration Manager
  • Enterprise managed deployment using Microsoft Intune
  • LOB Deployment and Management with Microsoft Intune
  • Deploy Microsoft Teams

Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop

  • Prepare, deploy, optimize

Where to find the Windows and Office Deployment Lab Kit

Download the Windows and Office Deployment Lab Kit.

  • The installed baseline version 2002 can be updated to Version 2010 using and in-console update. Please use a broad bandwidth Internet connection to download this content and allow 30-45 minutes for automatic provisioning. The lab environment requires a minimum of 16 GB of available memory and 150 GB of free disk space. For optimal performance, 32 GB of available memory and 300 GB of free space is recommended. The kit expires May 2, 2021. A new version will be published prior to expiration.

Additional guidance