Course Description:

Workshop style course designed to teach seasoned SharePoint and Office 365 administrators how to prepare and deploy the various hybrid features of Office 365 to an on-premises SharePoint 2013 or 2016 server farm.  Course lessons include how to assess existing SharePoint environments including Active Directory and network to satisfy the prerequisites for creating an Office 365 hybrid environment. Students will provision an Office 365 trial tenant and configure the domain services. Learn utilities required to perform Azure Active Directory Synchronization and how to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) with Office 365. Finally, students implement all the major hybrid components in a lab environment.

Course includes 5-days Instructor Led Training, hands labs and eBook.

Audience and Prerequisites:

Students must have familiarity with SharePoint Farm Administration and SharePoint Service Applications.  Experience should include administration of a SharePoint server farm, provisioning service applications and web applications. Students should be comfortable administering SharePoint and Office 365 with PowerShell.


Course Module Details

Module 1 – The Office 365 Hybrid Workloads

Course begins with an overview of the current hybrid workloads and a look at the Office 365 feature roadmap of new features that impact hybrid deployments. In this module, the student will learn what the hybrid features are and what prerequisites are required for a successful hybrid deployment. The hands-on lab will teach the student how to provision an Office 365 tenant and register the domain for the student.

Topics Covered

  • Hybrid Features
  • Prerequisites for Hybrid Deployment
  • Server Communications
  • Firewall Requirements
  • Office 365 Tenant Provisioning
  • Managing an Office 365 Tenant with PowerShell

Module 2 – Domain Configuration

Develop the necessary information to properly configure their on-premises domain for Active Directory Synchronization with Azure Active Directory. Students will also learn how to configure AADSync with the new pass-through authentication feature that supports Kerberos Single Sign-On with Office 365. This lab also introduces the student to user administration in Office 365 with PowerShell.

Topics Covered

  • Domain Preparation
  • AADSync with Office 365
  • Pass-through Authentication
  • Office 365 User Management with PowerShell

Module 3 – Hybrid OneDrive and Sites

Office 365 offers a generous 1TB of storage per user in OneDrive for Business. In this module, students will learn how to configure Hybrid OneDrive redirection with office 365. They will also learn how to configure and manage promoted sites and followed sites. The student will also learn how to administer OneDrive for Business through the new OneDrive Administration Center in Office 365. This module also introduces the hybrid app launcher and demonstrates how it can be used to help users find their way through their hybrid workspaces.

Topics Covered

  • Hybrid OneDrive Configuration
  • Audience Targeting OneDrive Redirection
  • Migration to OneDrive from SharePoint
  • Hybrid Sites
  • Hybrid App Launcher

Module 4 – Hybrid Search

Students will learn how to provision a cloud enabled Search Service Application. Once provisioned, the student will “on-board” the Search Service Application and connect it to their tenant. Students will configure start addresses for their on-premises content and learn how to troubleshoot the crawler. This lecture and lab cover the details of creating remote result sources so that the on-premises search center return query results from the cloud index. Finally, this module details the configuration steps that may be accomplished to achieve a great end user search experience when using SharePoint Hybrid Search.

Topics Covered

  • Hybrid Crawling Topology
  • Supporting the Hybrid Search Service
  • Configuring the End User Search Experience

Module 5 – Hybrid Taxonomy

Learn to provision the SharePoint Managed Metadata Service and synchronize it to SharePoint Online. The lesson details the steps necessary to prepare the Managed Metadata Service for hybrid migration and synchronization.

Topics Covered

  • Prerequisites for Hybrid Taxonomy
  • Migrating SharePoint Taxonomy Groups
  • Managing the Replication Process

Module 6 – Hybrid Extranet

Learn about the features of Office 365 and SharePoint Online that support the traditional Extranet or Business-to-business scenario. Students will learn how to configure SharePoint Online site collections for secure external sharing and how to restrict the domains to which the users can share content. The students will learn how to monitor and audit the activities of users on the site to ensure corporate policies for external sharing are being followed.

Topics Covered

  • Configuring SharePoint Online as an Extranet
  • Restricting Domains for SharePoint Online
  • Activity Monitoring and Reporting

Module 7 – Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation

Learn how to configure Hybrid Self Service Site Creation. This new feature allows SharePoint administrators to direct users site creation requests to Office 365. This new hybrid capability allows administrators of SharePoint Server to have the option to enable their existing or new Self-Service Site Creation flow to redirect users to SharePoint Online to create a Group (with an associated Team Site).

Topics Covered

  • Configuring the Hybrid Self Service Site Creation
  • Self Service Site Creation Management
  • Managing the Site Creation Flow

Module 8 – Hybrid Auditing

This module provides an overview of the new capability of Office 365 to aid in the review and analysis of SharePoint on-premises Diagnostic and Usage Logs. Students learn how to configure and use hybrid auditing to create a single location for all SharePoint Usage and analytics.

Topics Covered

  • Hybrid Auditing Capabilities
  • Hybrid Auditing Configuration
  • Analyzing Logs and Usage

Module 9 – Monitoring the Hybrid Environment

This module provides a methodical approach for monitoring the many different prerequisites, connections, and certificates that are required to keep the hybrid environment running smoothly.  Finally, students learn how to the Office 365 management alerts and dashboards, the log files and scripts that may be employed to monitor the hybrid environment.

Topics Covered

  • Necessary Points to Monitor
  • Using Office 365 Monitoring
  • Monitoring Service Applications
  • Using PowerShell to Aid in Monitoring your Hybrid Environment


Not yet ready to leap into Hybrid?  The following courses will provide an excellent path for the novice administrator to satisfy the prerequisites.  Check out the Passport Program to make multiple courses more affordable.