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Hybrid Office 365 Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration

Hybrid Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration One of the most common configurations that is starting to emerge into today’s IT landscape is that of a hybrid cloud architecture and is something you must plan for in your organization's long-term SharePoint and/or Office 365 roadmap . SharePoint Server 2013 can integrate with cloud-based solutions such as Office 365 and/or SharePoint Online in a secure and federated manner that will allow a user with proper permission’s search to return results from both on-premises in SharePoint Server 2013 as well as in Office 365 in the cloud, as shown in image below. Hybrid Cloud (Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365) Architecture Summary Overview The following is a summary of a hybrid SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 search integration and the related components: The remote SharePoint Index allows for the search to be federated between the on-premises SharePoint Server 2013 environment and the cloud-based Office 365 environment for a hybrid cloud environment architecture This sample configuration provides query capability and additional configurations can be implemented to support crawl Hybrid Cloud Architecture Overview The hybrid cloud architecture requires: Configuration of an OAuth trust between your on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm and your Office 365 tenancy The creation of a result source for the remote farm An externally addressable endpoint for the on-premises farm (reverse proxy) that can be reached via the Office 365 sites This sample configuration allow you to query the result source directly or create a query rule to also allow for user queries to the cloud-based Office 365 or remote farm when needed A token is created for the user and security trimmed results are returned which requires 2-way AD synchronization between the SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises environment and Office 365 By using a query rule you can integrate the results from both farms into a single display for users and tailor the UI as desired The results of a hybrid cloud search from a user searching both SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 : Search Web Parts in SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and/or SharePoint Online There are several new web parts for Search in this latest release of SharePoint that allow users an entire new experience when conducting search

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What Defines "Office 365 Hybrid" - A Deep-dive from EPC Group

Office 365 Hybrid - A Deep-dive from EPC Group The project stakeholders within IT may have a total understanding of the Office 365 offering but the organization’s legal and compliance stakeholders may still be unclear or hesitant because of the similar naming of products and their past understanding of SharePoint

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Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies

A Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies This blog post will cover the latest tools and technologies for performing custom development on SharePoint Server 2013 , Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure environments

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Building a Best Practices Information Architecture for SharePoint 2013 and\or Office 365

The team at EPC Group approaches the architecture and design of SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s Information Architecture using a the three-prong approach that provides placeholders for the requirements that must be documented but also sets expectations for the SharePoint project team to design an IA that is scalable and has organization’s long-term SharePoint roadmap in mind

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eDiscovery Best Practices in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365

eDiscovery Best Practices in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 "From the Consulting Trenches" Not only do records stored on users devices and in SharePoint become relevant in legal and compliance related cases and incidents, but emails as well as even Lync conversations also fall into eDiscovery requests more and more every day. The new eDiscovery features and functionality in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365's SharePoint Online provides improved methods to help protect your organization as well as its team members

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Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Overview: SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive EPC Group’s SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 information architecture consultants have recently worked on a large number of enterprise SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 initiatives with a strong client focus on Web Content Management and this blog post will provide a deep-dive around our recent “from the trenches” experiences

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SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 Upgrade: Does your Information Architecture Align with Your IT Roadmap?

Ensuring Your System & Information Archiecture Architecture Strategy Aligns with Your SharePoint Roadmap When an organization is near the point of kicking off and performing a upgrade and/or migration initative to SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 , it is key to ensure core elements have been designed and put in place to meet not only the current needs of the organization over the next 12 months but for at least the next 24-36 months via a SharePoint roadmap

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My Sites & Communities: System Architecture Deep-Dive in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013

Understanding the Underlying System Architecture Behind My Sites & Communities in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 When an organization’s deploys My Sites for their users, the underlying SharePoint 2013 system architecture create a web application, a My Site host site collection, an individual site collection, and several SharePoint service applications and features. Note: The Office 365 | SharePoint Online architecture does differ from that of an on-premise SharePoint 2013 deployment but I have covered the major topical areas for both below

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