Cloud hybrid search service (CSSA)-FAQ

Quite frequently we receive questions regarding Cloud hybrid search service application, Hybrid and its supportability around various use cases. The goal of this post is to collate and have a home for these questions for ease of reference. What are the current supported Hybrid features in SharePoint? Hybrid is not limited to search/Cloud hybrid search…


Cloud search service applications fails to crawl and throws 403 forbidden due to outbound network proxy

Recently we received couple of questions around failures while crawling content (Onpremise 2016, 2013, 2010 farms) from Cloud Search Service Application when there is an Outbound proxy server in the network. All content sources experience errors regarding Azure plugin and fails to successfully submit content.This post is focused around common error and remediation for Cloud…


Announcing Hybrid Search availability for Office 365 Government community cloud (GCC); GCC High; Office365 operated by 21Vianet

Hybrid search has been widely adopted by SharePoint Online customers. Hybrid search makes finding content easy, wherever the content lives be it in On-premises SharePoint or in SharePoint Online. You can read more about the configuration of cloud Search service application here. Office365 customers had been leveraging the benefits of this service for some time, however…

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Announcing Extended Word breaking capabilities for Search in SharePoint Online

In an endeavor to improve the SharePoint Online search experience, engineering has released two new managed property settings: Language Neutral Tokenization and Finer Query Tokenization. These are available as two checkboxes when you create any new managed property, or when you edit a custom managed property. You won’t see these checkboxes when you edit any…

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Configuring Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation

  Deploying and initial configuration of hybrid self-service site creation is done by using the hybrid picker in the SharePoint Online admin center, select at least the “Hybrid Self-Service site creation” , input the web application farm and complete the Hybrid Picker execution. Then, in on premises central admin you will also see a top…