Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure

SharePoint hybrid infrastructures are gaining popularity, so SharePoint IT professionals need to prepare. You'll learn how to configure a hybrid infrastructure in either SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016 to allow your users to be more productive.
Course info
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(47)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 3, 2016
Duration
4h 6m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to SharePoint Hybrid
Architecture & Requirements
Configuring Hybrid Prerequisites
Configuring Hybrid OneDrive for Business
Configuring Hybrid Sites and Profiles
Configuring Hybrid Business Connectivity Services
Hybrid Search: What Are My Options?
Configuring Hybrid Federated Search
Configuring Cloud Hybrid Search
Course Conclusion
Description
Course info
Rating
(47)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 3, 2016
Duration
4h 6m
Description

As more and more organizations want to deploy a hybrid SharePoint environment to benefit from the advantages of both SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online, IT professionals need to learn how to implement and configure SharePoint in hybrid mode. In this course, Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure, you'll gain the ability to configure a hybrid SharePoint infrastructure from A to Z. First, you will learn how to configure server-to-server authentication between SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online so they can securely exchange information. Next, you'll learn how to enable inbound connectivity to allow Office 365 to connect to your SharePoint on-premises for certain features. Finally, you'll learn how to implement all the hybrid features that SharePoint has to offer such as hybrid sites, hybrid OneDrive for Business, hybrid BCS, and hybrid cloud and federated search. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to configure a hybrid SharePoint infrastructure for your organizations and/or clients.

About the author
About the author

Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint. Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at www.absolute-sharepoint.com and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner. In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the "Top 25 Office 365 Influencers" award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Office 365 specialists in 2015 demonstrating his expertise and passion for Microsoft's shift towards the cloud in the past years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone, my name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I would like to welcome you to my course on Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 or 2016 infrastructure. I'm an independent consultant and SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada. SharePoint is currently used by 200 million users in the world, and is one of the most popular document collaboration tools that helps users be more productive and achieve more. With Microsoft focusing a lot on SharePoint Online by adding new features every few months or even weeks and delivering the latest and greatest productivity tools. On-premises users only receive a new version every 3 or so years. However, as you know, SharePoint Online has a lot of limitations and is not as open for customization as its on-premises counterpart. By implementing a hybrid SharePoint infrastructure, you can decide which workloads will go into SharePoint Online and which workloads will go into SharePoint on-premises. Some of the major topics we'll cover are how to enable Hybrid OneDrive for Business, Hybrid Sites, and Hybrid Business Connectivity Services. By the end of this course, you'll understand how a hybrid SharePoint infrastructure works and you will be able to implement it for your users from A to Z. Before beginning this course, you should have some basic SharePoint administrator skills and know your way around the SharePoint Central Administration, Office 365 Administration Portal, as well as a basic knowledge of PowerShell. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SharePoint Hybrid with the Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure course at Pluralsight.

Architecture & Requirements
Hello everyone, and welcome to this course on Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at the architecture and requirements to set up a hybrid SharePoint environment. We will first do an overview of the hybrid architecture, both from an authentication point of view and from a SharePoint point of view, and afterwards we will look at the Office 365 prerequisites such as licenses, a custom domain, and the SharePoint Server prerequisites, what service applications and what web applications we need to make it work. Afterwards, we will look at the domain prerequisites, what we need to configure in our Active Directory for our users and security groups, and we will look at the network prerequisites, such as what reverse proxy we will need and what certificates.

Configuring Hybrid Prerequisites
Hello, and welcome to this course on Implementing the Hybrid SharePoint 2013 or 2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at configuring the hybrid prerequisites for a hybrid SharePoint infrastructure. In the last module, we did a shopping list of everything that we needed on Office 365, SharePoint, certificates, our domain, and the reverse proxy. In this module, we will use those things to configure all the prerequisites. We'll first configure sever-to-server authentication, which is required for all the hybrid features except hybrid OneDrive for Business, and afterwards we'll configure inbound connectivity from Office 365 to SharePoint On-Premises. This is required for all incoming hybrid features, such as inbound hybrid search and hybrid BCS. Lastly, we'll talk about how to configure a reverse proxy device for SharePoint 2013 and 2016 hybrid.

Configuring Hybrid OneDrive for Business
Hello everybody, and welcome to this course on Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 or 2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will talk about how to configure hybrid OneDrive for Business. We will start with an overview of hybrid OneDrive for Business, what are the advantages, and understand how the redirection works. We will then learn how to set up OneDrive for Business, configure the audience, and how to test that everything works. Finally, we will talk about some other considerations you need to be aware when configuring OneDrive for Business.

Configuring Hybrid Sites and Profiles
Hello everyone, and welcome to this course on Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 or 2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll configure the hybrid sites and profiles functionality. We will first do an overview of the hybrid sites functionality, as well as what it actually enables, including site following, profile redirection, and extensible app launcher if you're on SharePoint Server 2016. We will then learn how to set up hybrid sites and how to test that everything worked. Lastly, I will share some information with you on what you need to prepare for a successful hybrid sites deployment.

Configuring Hybrid Business Connectivity Services
Hello everyone, and welcome to this course on Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll learn how to configure hybrid business connectivity services. We will first start with an overview of what hybrid business connectivity services are. We will then go through the steps of configuring hybrid BCS, which are first to configure a Secure Store Target Application that will help us control who has access to the data and what account to access that data with. We will then create a connection settings object in Office 365, which is an Office 365-only kind of connection item, with more details about our external system. We'll then need to modify the external content type file that works on-premises to adapt it for the cloud. We then need to upload that external content type model to SharePoint Online, and of course test everything. So let's get started configuring hybrid BCS.

Hybrid Search: What Are My Options?
Hello everyone, and welcome to this course on implementing a hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at the two options we have to implement the hybrid search in SharePoint and understand the differences between each one. We will first look at an overview of both options, the first one being the Federated Hybrid Search and the second one being the Cloud Hybrid Search. We will then look at the user experience that our business users get when using both those hybrid search options, and finally, we will look at other considerations, such as cost, legal, and limitations.

Configuring Hybrid Federated Search
Hello everyone, and welcome to this course on Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will learn how to configure Hybrid Federated Search. We will first start with an overview of the Hybrid Federated Search architecture, and then learn how to set up outbound federated search, and then inbound federated search. You will see that the way to set them up is almost exactly the same between inbound and outbound federated search, and the only thing that's different are the requirements to get them working. So let's get started.

Configuring Cloud Hybrid Search
Hello everyone, and welcome to this course on Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll learn how to configure cloud hybrid search. Cloud hybrid search, in my opinion, is one of the coolest hybrid features. We will start by doing an overview of the cloud hybrid search, talk about the architecture, requirements, advantages, and so on. We will then learn how to create a cloud search service application, the service application that makes cloud search possible. After the cloud search service application is created, we need to run a few scripts that we refer to as the onboarding process. After this is done from SharePoint Online, you will see results from both on-premises and SharePoint Online, however, you will not see anything on your SharePoint on-premises search center, so the next step is to configure SharePoint on-premises to use the cloud hybrid search. We will then do a small introduction and overview on how to customize the search experience and make the search results more relevant to our users. And lastly, we will learn how to remove on-premises crawl results from the SharePoint Online index.