Plan for the SharePoint Hybrid Picker

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Applies to: SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Summary: Use Hybrid Picker to configure hybrid features between SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365.

The first Office 365 subscriptions to gain access to Hybrid Picker will be those signed-up for First release updates (under Service settings > Updates). To check or change your update settings in Office 365, review your Office 365 release options.

Hybrid Picker simplifies configuring hybrid sites features by automating the configuration of the server-to-server trust between SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365. It also configures hybrid OneDrive for Business and hybrid sites features for you. Before you can use Hybrid Picker, you must complete your Office 365 setup for hybrid and configure the needed SharePoint Server 2013 services.

Hybrid Picker requires the SharePoint Server 2013 August PU.

Hybrid Picker is part of Office 365. You can find it in the SharePoint Tenant Admin console. You need to log in as a Global Administrator or a user assigned the SharePoint Administrator role. To use Hybrid Picker, you'll also need to be logged into a SharePoint Server 2013 farm server as a Farm Administrator.

Hybrid Picker currently sets up either hybrid OneDrive for Business or hybrid sites features:

  • Hybrid OneDrive for Business - This redirects your users' on-premises OneDrive for Business to OneDrive for Business in Office 365. It also installs a server-to-server (OAuth/S2S) connection between SharePoint Server on-premises and SharePoint Online in case further hybrid configurations are planned.

  • Hybrid site features - This option configures a server-to-server (OAuth/S2S) trust between SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365, and then configures hybrid sites features. Choosing the option configures hybrid OneDrive for Business as well.

To get started deploying a hybrid feature, choose a configuration roadmap.