Preview of SharePoint Search Service for Hybrid Deployments

SharePoint cloud hybrid search has been released as a preview. The software crawls on-premises content from SharePoint Server and feeds it to a unified search index in Office 365, where it is combined with SharePoint Online results. Building the index in Office 365 lowers the storage and processing footprint of SharePoint Server, enables a single search query to return a unified set of both on-premises and online results, and makes on-premises data available in the Delve content recommendation and search feature of Office 365.

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