A Test Lab Guide (TLG) portal page is a central location that shows a complete TLG stack and provides links to all of the associated TLG content for a feature, product, technology, or end-to-end solution. TLG portal pages are a content type in the Test Lab Guides content set. You can create your own TLG portal page and publish it in the TechNet Wiki or in your own publication venue. 

This article describes the process for creating and publishing a TLG portal page.

End-to-end process for creating and publishing a TLG portal page

  1. Determine if a TLG portal page is needed by gathering links to associated TLG content. Typically, if you have four or more TLGs and there are more on the way, a TLG portal page is a good idea.
  2. Construct a TLG stack diagram for your TLG portal page. This will show the entire set of TLGs (such as modular TLGs, test lab extensions, and TLG mini-modules) and their relationships, such as the order in which they must be configured, starting from the bottom of the stack. For more information, see Wiki: Creating a TLG stack diagram.
  3. Begin constructing your TLG portal page. To help with this, use the Wiki: TLG Portal Page Template as a starting point. If you use this template, your TLG portal page will have the same look and feel as other TLG portal pages.
  4. Add your TLG stack diagram and links for the TLG content of the stack.
  5. Add a representative lab diagram from one of the modular TLGs in the stack.
  6. Add helpful links to your TLG portal page. Examples include links to product or feature overview information or related TLG content (such as other TLG portal pages).
  7. Publish your TLG portal page. You can publish this in the TechNet Wiki (web article) or in your own publication venue.
  8. Add a link to your TLG portal page to the main Test Lab Guides portal page.
  9. Send a quick email to tlgfb@microsoft.com so that your new TLG portal page can be announced in the Test Lab Guides blog.
  10. Advertise your new creation in your social media outlets.

Example:

For more information, see Wiki: Creating and publishing Test Lab Guide content.