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Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013


Applies to: Office 365 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard

Topic Last Modified: 2015-05-29

Summary: Learn about SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid environments and the hybrid solutions available for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online.

With SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid, productivity services in SharePoint Online can be integrated with on-premises SharePoint Server 2013 to provide unified functionality and access to data. For enterprises that want to gradually move their existing on-premises SharePoint Server 2013 services to the cloud, SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid provides a staged migration path by extending high-impact SharePoint Server 2013 workloads to SharePoint Online.

A SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid environment enables trusted communications between SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013. When you have established this trust framework, you can configure integrated functionality between services and features such as Search, Microsoft Business Connectivity Services, and Duet Enterprise Online for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP.

The articles in this section provide a roadmap for exploring, planning, installing, and configuring SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online hybrid environments. Because of the complex nature of SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid environments, it is strongly recommended that you follow this roadmap, beginning with the Explore section, and that you carefully plan your deployment. Even if your enterprise is already familiar with some or all of the technologies involved, there are many configuration details that must be followed precisely for the deployment to succeed.

To get started, explore SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid. For detailed hybrid configuration information, see SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid configuration roadmaps.

This section provides information about hybrid resources such as videos, posters, and worksheets for planning and deployment.

These video recordings about hybrid solutions for SharePoint 2013 are available to view online.


Video (play button) icon Content Description

The building blocks of SharePoint hybrid

This chalk talk video covers the major components of a SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid environment. This includes inbound and outbound topologies; identity management between SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online; federation; and the role of the reverse proxy. If you’re considering a SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid solution, watch this video to learn more about how all the pieces fit together.


Understanding URLs and host names

Watch this video to learn about the relationship between the URLs used to configure SharePoint Server 2013 and the URLs used to configure the reverse proxy device in a SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid environment.


Overview of Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013

Watch this overview video to help you understand the architecture and functionality of a Business Connectivity Services hybrid solution.


Deploy a Business Connectivity Services hybrid solution in SharePoint 2013

Watch this video for a demonstration of the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment process and functionality.

You can download hybrid resources such as posters and worksheets.


Downloads Resource Description

Poster: SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Topology: Certificate, Authentication, and Authorization flow

Thumbnail art of the Hybrid Certificates poster

This poster illustrates the role of the certificates, authentication, and authorization flow for inbound hybrid search.

Visio version (.vhdx)


Poster: Which hybrid topology should I use?

Thumbnail picture of Hybrid Topologies model

This poster provides a flowchart that can help you to decide which hybrid topology is appropriate for your environment.

Visio version

PDF version


Poster: Business Connectivity Services Hybrid Flow

BCS Hybrid Flow Model

This poster illustrates the architecture and authentication flow in a Business Connectivity Services hybrid solution.

Zoom into the model in full detail with from Microsoft

Visio version

PDF version


Worksheet: SharePoint hybrid worksheets

Thumbnail art for two-way SharePoint hybrid

Use the worksheet to collect data during planning and deployment of a SharePoint hybrid topology. Worksheets for all supported hybrid topologies are provided in both Office Excel and Word formats.

Download worksheet

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