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SharePoint 2016 improved lot in Hybrid

Hybrid in SharePoint Server 2016 enables you to integrate your on-premises farm with Office 365 productivity experiences, allowing you to adopt the cloud at your own pace.

  • Followed sites in a single list
    • Hybrid sites features allows your users to have an integrated experience while using SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online sites:
      • Users can follow SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online sites, and see them consolidated in a single list.
  • Single user profile in Office 365
    • Users have a single profile in Office 365, where all of their profile information is stored.
  • Sync files with OneDrive for Business in O365
    • Users can sync files with Office 365 and share them with others.
    • Users can access their files directly through Office 365 from any device.
  • Single Search Index in O365 – unified search results (Really good for customers using both On-premises and Office 365 for content)
    • Cloud hybrid search is a new hybrid search solution alternative. With cloud hybrid search:
      • You index all of your crawled content, including on-premises content, to your search index in Office 365. You can set up the crawler in SharePoint Server 2016 to crawl the same content sources and use the same search connectors in Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010, and SharePoint Server 2013.
      • When users query your search index in Office 365, they get unified search results from both on-premises and Office 365 content.
  • Identify and search for sensitive content in both SharePoint Server 2016 and OneDrive documents.
    • With this new capability, you can:
    • Search for sensitive content across SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business.
    • Leverage 51 built-in sensitive information types (credit cards, passport numbers, Social Security numbers, and more).
    • Use DLP Queries from the eDiscovery site collection to discover sensitive content relating to common industry regulations from the SharePoint eDiscovery Center, identify offending documents, and export a report.
    • Turn on DLP Policies from the Compliance Policy Center site collection to notify end users and administrators when documents with sensitive information are stored in SharePoint and automatically protect the documents from improper sharing.