Test Office 365 with cloud adoption Test Lab Guides (TLGs)

Summary: Use these cloud adoption Test Lab Guides (TLGs) to set up demonstration, proof of concept, or dev/test environments for Office 365.

TLGs help you quickly learn about Microsoft products. They're great for situations where you need to evaluate a technology or configuration before you decide whether it's right for you and before you begin the design, planning, and rollout to users. The "I built it out myself and it works" hands-on experience helps you understand the deployment requirements of a new product or solution so you can better plan for hosting it in production.

TLGs also create representative environments for development and testing of applications, also known as dev/test environments.

Test Lab Guides in the Microsoft Cloud

Click here for a visual map to all the articles in the Office 365 Test Lab Guide stack.

Office 365 dev/test environment

Use these articles to build your Office 365 dev/test environment:

  • Base Configuration dev/test environment

    Create a simplified intranet running in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. This is an optional step if you want to build a simulated enterprise configuration.

  • Office 365 dev/test environment

    Create an Office 365 Enterprise E5 trial subscription, which you can do from your computer or from a simplified intranet running in Azure infrastructure services.

  • DirSync for your Office 365 dev/test environment

    Install and configure Azure AD Connect for directory synchronization with password hash synchronization. This is an optional step if you want to build a simulated enterprise configuration.

For your Office 365 dev/test environment, use these articles to demonstrate enterprise features of Office 365:

Simulated cross-premises dev/test environments

You can create a cross-premises dev/test environment, which includes an Azure virtual network and a simulated on-premises network, with these articles:

SharePoint Server 2016 dev/test environments

Here are SharePoint Server 2016 dev/test environments that you can create in Azure infrastructure services:

The Microsoft 365 Enterprise dev/test environments

Create dev/test environment for Microsoft 365 Enterprise with these articles.

See Also

Cloud adoption and hybrid solutions

Microsoft Cloud IT architecture resources

Architectural models for SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, and Lync

Hybrid solutions