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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...
11 Sep 2014
You Start Getting a 401 Unauthorized Error When Using the SharePoint Hybrid Features After Applying April 2014 CU or Later
This sounds scarily like a KB article, which I don't do, so we'll just jump straight to the facts. I noticed that after I applied the April 2014 CU to my farm that hybrid inbound search no longer worked. I subsequently confirmed with some other folks that they were seeing the same issue as well...
29 Aug 2014
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...
5 Aug 2014
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...
16 Jul 2014
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...
26 Jun 2014
Another BCS Hybrid Tip - Fixing "The Type name for the Secure Store provider is not valid" Error
Here's another error that are actually pretty likely to see if you are setting up BCS hybrid. When you configure your BCS connection in o365 to connect to your on premises data source, one of the things you need to configure is the security that's going to be used to make the call into your data...
17 Jan 2014
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...
6 Jan 2014
Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy for SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Features
This is a topic that’s generated a lot of interest over the last couple of months and I’m happy to report that I was recently able to utilize the new Web Application Proxy (WAP) features of Windows Server 2012 R2 to act as a reverse proxy for the SharePoint 2013 hybrid features. Specifically...
23 Dec 2013
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 bit, and then come back with an error message...
18 Jul 2013
Troubleshooting Tips for Hybrid BCS Connections Between Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 On Premises
Let me preface this posting by saying a couple of things: This is not going to be a "how do I create a BCS hybrid connection to my on-premises farm"; there is a whitepaper coming in the next month or so that will be lengthy and loaded with details on the step by step instructions for doing that...
1 Apr 2013
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...
11 Oct 2013
Hybrid Features In SharePoint 2013 and Office 365
For those of you that haven't heard yet, we have some great new features in SharePoint 2013 that enable hybrid environments between on-premises and o365 farms. These features allow you to use your BCS applications you have on premise in your o365 farm, and also to be able to see search results from one...
13 Nov 2012
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