Windows and Office 365 deployment lab kit

The Windows and Office 365 deployment lab kit is designed to help you plan, test, and validate your deployment and management of desktops running Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 11 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. The labs in the kit cover using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, OneDrive, Windows Autopilot, and more. This kit is highly recommended for organizations preparing for desktop upgrades. As an isolated environment, the lab is also ideal for exploring deployment tool updates and testing your deployment-related automation.

There are two versions of the lab available for free download:

Windows 10 Lab Windows 11 Lab
Win 10 lab environment Win 11 lab environment
Win 10 lab guides Win 11 lab guides

A complete lab environment

The lab 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 labs include evaluation versions of the following products:

Windows 10 Lab Windows 11 Lab
Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 21H2 Windows 11 Enterprise
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Version 2203 Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Version 2203
Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10 Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 11
Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2022

The labs are also designed to be connected to trials for:

  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
  • 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. Note: A new Windows 11 version of the lab is now available. The lab guides include the following scenarios:

Plan and prepare infrastructure

  • Cloud Management Gateway
  • Tenant attach and co-management
  • Endpoint analytics
  • Optimize update delivery

Deploy Windows

  • OS deployment task sequences in Configuration Manager
  • Windows Autopilot

Service Windows

  • Servicing Windows using Group Policy
  • Servicing Windows using Microsoft Intune
  • Servicing Windows with Configuration Manager

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
  • Servicing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise using Configuration Manager
  • Servicing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise using Intune
  • LOB Deployment and Management with Microsoft Intune
  • Deploy Microsoft Teams
  • Assignment filters

Managing Microsoft Edge

  • Deploy and Update Edge
  • IE Mode
  • Setup Enterprise New Tab Page

Security and Compliance

  • BitLocker
  • Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  • Windows Hello for Business
  • Windows Defender Credential Guard
  • Microsoft Defender Application Guard
  • Windows Defender Exploit Guard
  • Windows Defender Application Control
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Note

Please use a broadband internet connection to download this content and allow approximately 30 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 virtual clients expire 90 days after activation of the lab. The virtual servers expire on September 11, 2022. New versions of the labs will be published prior to expiration.

Additional guidance