Windows and Office 365 deployment lab kit

The deployment lab kits for Windows and Office 365 can help you plan, test, and validate your deployment and management of desktops. The labs in the kit include Windows 11 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Apps, and use of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Configuration Manager. 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.

The following lab kits are available for free download:

Windows 11 lab

A complete lab environment

The lab provides you with an automatically provisioned virtual lab environment. It includes 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 11 lab
Windows 11 Enterprise, version 23H2
Microsoft Configuration Manager, version 2303
Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 11
Windows Server 2022

The labs are designed for you to connect them to trials for the following services:

  • 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 support the latest releases of Intune, Configuration Manager, and Windows 11.

The following sections describe the scenarios supported by the lab guides.

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

Manage Windows

  • Device management for Windows 11 using Microsoft Intune
  • Dynamic management with Windows 11
  • Deploying Windows apps (Win32) with Intune
  • Remote help

Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

  • Cloud managed deployment
  • Locally managed deployment
  • Microsoft 365 Apps deployment on non-Active Directory-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
  • Line of business (LOB) application deployment and management with Microsoft Intune
  • Deploy Microsoft Teams
  • Assignment filters

Managing Microsoft Edge

  • Deploy and update Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer (IE) mode
  • Setup enterprise new tab page

Security and Compliance

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


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 Windows client virtual machines expire 90 days after activation of the lab. New versions of the labs will be published on or before May 5, 2024. For support with this lab, email the lab support alias

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