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, Dynamics 365, and Office Server products.
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 or before you roll it out 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.
See these additional resources before diving in:
View the Experience the Microsoft Cloud with Cloud Adoption Test Lab Guides Microsoft Virtual Academy session (only 22 minutes).
Click here for a visual map to all the articles in the One Microsoft Cloud Test Lab Guide stack.
Office 365 dev/test environment
Use these articles to build your Office 365 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.
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.
Install and configure Azure AD Connect for directory synchronization with password 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:
Configure and test secondary authentication using a text message sent to your smart phone for an account in your Office 365 subscription.
Configure and demonstrate federated authentication with the accounts of a Windows Server Active Directory domain.
Configure and demonstrate Office 365 Cloud App Security, which allows you to create policies that monitor for and inform you of suspicious activities in your Office 365 subscription.
Configure and demonstrate Advanced Threat Protection, which is a feature of Exchange Online Protection (EOP) that helps keep malware out of your email.
Add example data and demonstrate Advanced eDiscovery, which allows you to quickly find and analyze the data that is stored in Office 365, including email and documents.
Demonstrate how you can use Office 365 Information Rights Management to protect the data in sensitive documents, even when they are accidentally posted in the wrong document folders.
Demonstrate how the Azure Information Protection (AIP) client can be used to classify documents with various levels of security.
Demonstrate how to create a SharePoint Online team site that is isolated from the rest of the organization for sensitive or highly confidential resources.
The Microsoft 365 Enterprise dev/test environment
Create a dev/test environment for Microsoft 365 Enterprise scenarios with these articles:
Create the initial environment that includes Office 365 E5, EMS E5, and a computer running Windows 10 Enterprise.
Create user groups and mobile application management (MAM) policies for ioS and Android devices.
Enroll iOS or Android devices and manage them remotely.
Office 365 and Dynamics 365 dev/test environment
Add a Dynamics 365 trial subscription and test Office 365 and Dynamics 365 integrated features and scenarios with these articles:
Add a Dynamics 365 trial subscription and Dynamics 365 licences and permissions to your user accounts.
Configure and then demonstrate how Office 365 and Dynamics 365 work together in Exchange Online mailboxes.
The One Microsoft Cloud dev/test environment
Create a dev/test environment that includes all of Microsoft's cloud offerings: Office 365, Azure, EMS, and Dynamics 365. See The One Microsoft Cloud dev/test environment for the step-by-step instructions.
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:
Create a simulated intranet connected to an Azure virtual network in a hybrid cloud configuration.
Create a single-server SharePoint Server 2016 farm in the Azure virtual network and test connectivity and administration from the simulated on-premises network.
Additional cloud-based dev/test environments
Here are additional cloud-based dev/test environments that you can create in Azure infrastructure services:
Build a single-server SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure infrastructure services.
Build a single Exchange 2016 server in Azure infrastructure services.
Build basic and high-availability SharePoint Server 2013 farms in Azure infrastructure services.