New and Improved Architecture Guidance for SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Features

This post is an update to the original architectural guidance I published previously at http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2013/10/11/architecture-design-recommendation-for-sharepoint-2013-hybrid-search-features.aspx.  If you read that post then you’ll recall that we had a “scenario problem” with hybrid search when SharePoint 2013 released.  The problem, which I explain more fully in that post, is that there wasn’t a good way to publish…

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More SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Search Tips

As more folks are deploying the SharePoint 2013 Hybrid features we continue to pick up little tidbits that help make the journey easier.  A couple of new ones have come up recently that are worth sharing at this point, so here goes: Don't include a -StartDate and -EndDate when creating a new Msol-ServicePrincipalCredential.  At one…

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A Couple of Be Prepared Actions When Changing the SharePoint STS Token Signing Certificate for Hybrid Features

I've been working recently with some Microsoft Services and their customers who are changing the SharePoint STS token signing certificate.  We are doing this as part of the set of steps required to set up the SharePoint Hybrid features for integrating search and BCS between on premises SharePoint farms and Office 365.  I've had a…

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Remote SharePoint Index, Hybrid, and SAML

Today's post combines a few different topics, that dare I say, started as a dare (I think).  The gauntlet thrown out was whether or not Remote SharePoint Index would work for SAML users as well as Windows users.  For those of you not completely familiar with Remote SharePoint Index, I covered it in some detail in my blog…

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Setting Up BCS Hybrid Features End to End In SharePoint 2013

For those of you who will be attending SharePoint Conference 2014 (www.sharepointconference.com), I'm going to be teaching a half-day course after the three main days with Bill Baer and some other folks on SharePoint Hybrid features.  This is firming up to be a pretty good session from a presenter standpoint, because we'll have folks from…

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Architecture Design Recommendation for SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Search Features

The SharePoint 2013 hybrid capabilities are intended to let users in Office 365 access and search across certain content from an on premises SharePoint farm.  By design, current hybrid features cannot be configured to simultaneously allow users outside a corporate network to access the on premises farm, and to also allow on premises content to…

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Another Hybrid BCS Configuration Tip When Importing A BDC Model File

The hybrid tips are a little hard to come by, so when I find one I try and share.  This tip is for when you are trying to import a BDC model file into your o365 tenant.  When you import the model file, the import process may get stuck around 6% or so for a…

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