Summary: This post provides an overview of all hybrid SharePoint features that were released by Microsoft for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016.
During Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, Microsoft released some really cool hybrid features, that I would like to share some information about. The really cool thing about this is that they are not only available for SharePoint 2016, but Microsoft actually made most of them available in SharePoint 2013. The following table will show the availability per feature, so you know which one is available to your environment.
For more information on any specific hybrid feature, click the feature in the table below.
|Hybrid Feature Overview|
|Hybrid Feature||SharePoint 2013||SharePoint 2016|
|Federated hybrid search (1)||RTM||RTM|
|Cloud Hybrid Search (1)||August 2015 CU (2)||RTM|
|Extensible App Launcher (1)||July 2016 CU||RTM|
|Profile redirection||Service Pack 1||RTM|
|Hybrid sites (1)||September 2016 CU||RTM|
|Hybrid taxonomy (preview) (1)||September 2016 CU||Feature Pack 1|
|Hybrid Auditing (preview) (1)||Feature Pack 1|
(1) Breaks ALL existing server-to-server trusts. Provider-hosted add-ins are the most commonly found that use server-to-server trust. Make sure to read this blog post for a solution.
(2) There have been major improvements in the CU's after the initial August 2015 CU for Cloud Hybrid Search. I advise downloading the last CU that has no regressions.
In the last months I have been actively configuring and testing hybrid capabilities in SharePoint 2013. If you have any questions during configuring hybrid features in SharePoint, make sure to contact me on Twitter for the fastest response! I'll be glad to help with any question.