Test lab guides for SharePoint Server 2013

Summary: Find the set of Test Lab Guides (TLGs) for SharePoint 2013 to gain valuable hands-on experience before planning and deployment.

The following articles and related resources provide information about TLGs for SharePoint 2013.

Content Description
Lab icon Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a three-tier farm
Describes the steps to configure a three-tier farm (web front-end, application, and database tiers) by using SharePoint 2013.
Test Lab Guide: Configure intranet and team sites for SharePoint Server 2013
Describes the steps to configure intranet and team sites in the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Permissions with SharePoint Server 2013
Learn how to configure and demonstrate SharePoint 2013 permissions based on the Test Lab Guide: Configure intranet and team sites for SharePoint Server 2013.
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization for SharePoint Server 2013
Describes the steps to configure and demonstrate profile synchronization against a single Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain controller in the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013
Describes the steps to configure and demonstrate the new social features in SharePoint 2013 (My Sites, Newsfeeds, Community Sites, and Team Site feeds) in the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate SAML-based Claims Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013
Describes the steps to configure and demonstrate Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based claims by using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 in the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate forms-based claims authentication for SharePoint Server 2013
Describes the steps to configure and demonstrate forms-based authentication in the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
Test Lab Guide: Configure eDiscovery for SharePoint Server 2013
Describes the steps to configure eDiscovery for SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013 in the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
Test Lab Guide: Configure a highly available SharePoint Server 2013 Search topology
Provides step-by-step instructions to create a test lab that demonstrates how to configure a search topology that provides high availability
Business Intelligence test lab guides
A set of test lab guides that describe the steps to configure and demonstrate business intelligence features in the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm test lab.

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