The developer test tenant is Microsoft’s own sandbox system which is intended for programmers like you who use the company’s tools and software.
A sandbox is a separate isolated environment in which you can freely run and test your codes. If you haven’t used this before, Microsoft will offer you a 90-day trial including 25 of their Microsoft 365 E5 licenses. The company will renew the free trial if your tenant was used in the development.
Purpose of Test Tenant
Sandbox became a thing because developers often risk messing up their production environment when they deploy a new code.
It could take hours to sort through a messy and dysfunctional production environment. Which is a headache for programmers like you. Microsoft doesn’t want you to experience that so they want to create a sandbox of their own. That is why they create developer/test tenants.
So, if you are a programmer and you mostly run your code on Microsoft Office 365, it is a good idea to take advantage of their Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscription. It helps you not to clash with other programmers on your team when all of you are testing code in the same environment.
If that makes you excited, here is how to create a developer/ test tenant.
- First of all, you need to sign up for a Microsoft account before you can set up a developer/ test tenant. Create one if you have not done that already.
- To start, you will need to join Microsoft’s developer program. Click “join now” and you will be redirected to a page in which you will be filling up your Office 365 Developer Program Preferences. Fill this up so you can get the best programs that will cater to your specific needs.
- Once you have done that, Microsoft entitles you to a special Microsoft 365 E5 subscription. Only through these can you build a developer sandbox.
- And now you are in. To access your tenant, you need to log in to your admin account and click on “Domains” under “Setup”
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How to easily control automated Lifecycle Management using Simeon Cloud
Managing all of Microsoft’s tools can be overwhelming for you. That is why it is important to utilize automation tools like Simeon Cloud so that you can see everything from a bird’s eye view. You can clone your data from Microsoft 365 to these automation tools, and then run codes on their own production environment. You can set up a test environment on these tools so you can run these codes freely without messing up the production environment.
Automation tools do everything with ease and speed. Programmers who don’t want to waste time, those that want to be more productive, or those who are nearing a deadline, can benefit greatly from automation.
Microsoft Office 365 test tenant is Microsoft’s own sandbox. Programmers who use Microsoft’s tools and software benefit greatly when they utilize a tenant.
This is primarily because running a code through a separate tenant makes sure that programmers do not mess up the production Microsoft 365 test environment. If you want a seamless process, investing in this tool is your best bet.
To create a Microsoft Development/Test Tenant, you need to have a Microsoft account first. Then you need to join their developer’s program so that you will be entitled to their Microsoft 365 E5 subscription. Only through this subscription can you create a tenant for your programming works.
We also suggest utilizing automation tools so that the process of testing programs through a tenant becomes easy and faster.
Author’s Name – Jeff Nevins, CTO of Simeon Cloud, a provider of a multi-tenant Microsoft 365 configuration management platform for MSPs. Nevins gives his take on cloud management and the MSP tool sets that are currently available.