In the SharePoint Server 2010 test lab, you install, configure, and demonstrate the features and capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010.
The following test lab guides (TLGs) for SharePoint Server 2010 are available:
The following figure shows the SharePoint Server 2010 TLG stack (click on it to see a larger version).
To get started with SharePoint Server 2010, see the following:
For information about the TLG stack for SharePoint Server 2013, see SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab.
For more information, see Test Lab Guides. For the latest developments in the TLG initiative, see the Test Lab Guides blog.
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