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.

Test Lab Guides in the Microsoft Cloud

See these additional resources before diving in:

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 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:

The Microsoft 365 Enterprise dev/test environment

Create a dev/test environment for Microsoft 365 Enterprise scenarios with these articles:

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:

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:

Additional cloud-based dev/test environments

Here are additional cloud-based dev/test environments that you can create in Azure infrastructure services:

See Also

Cloud adoption and hybrid solutions

Microsoft Cloud IT architecture resources

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

Hybrid solutions