WhitePaper: Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365

Microsoft has published a new whitepaper titled "Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365.""Hybrid environments enable organizations to achieve a higher degree of flexibility than forcing a choice between either an on-premises or cloud model. Organizations can start to achieve the benefits associated with the use of cloud computing coupled with the customization flexibility and tight […]

Microsoft has published a new whitepaper titled "Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365."

"Hybrid environments enable organizations to achieve a higher degree of flexibility than forcing a choice between either an on-premises or cloud model. Organizations can start to achieve the benefits associated with the use of cloud computing coupled with the customization flexibility and tight data governance of an on-premises system, while delivering a consistent experience to users."

"As of June 28th, 2011, Office 365 introduced the ability to achieve single sign-on (SSO) via Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). Once established, this enables end-users to securely move between on-premises and online boundaries," Microsoft stated.

The WhitePaper provides step-by-step guidance for extending SharePoint and SharePoint Online beyond SSO - covering best practices for planning your cross-domain information architecture, direction for approaching security and compliance requirements, and insights on the ways branding & navigation play an important role in building a consistent end-user experience.

The paper equally weighs a variety of business scenarios providing clear guidance about which deployment approach might make the most sense in your organization.

The WhitePaper Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365 is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

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