Configure hybrid sites features - roadmap


Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Summary: Learn how to configure hybrid sites features with Office 365.

This article provides a roadmap for configuring hybrid sites features. Follow these steps in the order shown. If you already completed a step when you followed a different roadmap, skip that step, and go to the next one.


Step Description

1. Configure Office 365 for SharePoint hybrid

Configure your Office 365 for enterprises tenant for a hybrid environment, including registering your domain, configuring UPN suffixes, and synchronizing your user accounts.

2. Set up SharePoint services for hybrid environments

Configure the needed SharePoint services for SharePoint hybrid, including User Profiles, MySites, and the Application Management service.

3. Install the September PU for SharePoint Server 2013

Install the September PU for SharePoint Server 2013.

4. Configure server-to-server authentication from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint Online

Configure server-to-server authentication between SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365.

(Note, you can also configure the server-to-server authentication by using the Hybrid Picker.)

5. Configure hybrid sites features in Central Administration

  1. In Central Administration, in the left navigation, click Office 365, and then click Configure hybrid OneDrive and Sites features.

  2. Type the URL of your Office 365 My Sites site in the My Site URL box.

  3. Ensure the OneDrive and Sites option is selected and click OK.

6. Quick test

Check to make sure hybrid sites features are working:

  1. Log in to a SharePoint Server 2013 as a regular user. (Be sure you're a member of the correct audience if you used audiences.)

  2. Click the Follow link at the top of the page.

    You should see a small pop-up under Follow letting you know that you're following the site. Click this pop-up and notice that it navigates to your personal site, and the list of sites you're following in SharePoint Online.