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Microsoft has a rich history in identity management through Windows Server Active Directory and Forefront Identity Manager, and now it’s expanded to include cloud-based identity and access management solutions on Azure Active Directory, providing you a powerful set of hybrid identity solutions.e 365.

Understanding Office 365 identity and Azure Active Directory


Creating a SharePoint hybrid environment is about leveraging both SharePoint Server on premises and SharePoint Online (in Office 365) to achieve your business goals. A hybrid environment enables enterprise users to be connected from almost anywhere to the resources and content they need. A hybrid solution can help your company get started in the cloud, taking a first step to explore the cloud functionality at own your pace. With the hybrid functionality in SharePoint Server and Office 365, extend your on-premises investment to the cloud by integrating services and moving workloads to the environment that meets your organizational strategies.

SharePoint Hybrid


A hybrid deployment offers organizations the ability to extend the feature-rich experience and administrative control they have with their existing on-premises Microsoft Exchange organization to the cloud. A hybrid deployment provides the seamless look and feel of a single Exchange organization between an on-premises Exchange Server 2013 organization and Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. In addition, a hybrid deployment can serve as an intermediate step to moving completely to an Exchange Online organization.

Exchange Online setup with an Exchange hybrid deployment

Skype for Business

With Skype for Business hybrid deployments, you can have some of your Skype for Business users on-premises, and other users in Skype for Business in Office 365, both sharing the same domain. This can make it easier to provide Skype for Business services to users of your organization in different geographic locations or users that connect remotely. You can also take advantage of Skype for Business hybrid configurations as a migration path to Office 365.

Plan your Skype for Business hybrid deployment