In SharePoint 2016, Microsoft introduced the concept of hybrid approach, which acts like as a bridge between SharePoint online (SPO) and On-Premises SharePoint. Most of the talks are on Search Hybrid, but we can do much more than that. Below are some of the hybrid scenarios that is introduced in SharePoint 2016.
1. Hybrid App Launcher: Common location for new apps and helps you to navigate SharePoint on-premises and Office 365. In this On-Premises App launcher, users will have links to Office 365 Delve and Video apps, along with custom Office 365 tiles.
2. Document Collaboration: On-premises users will be able to integrate attachments stored on OneDrive for Business directly in their Outlook on the web clients.
3. Extranet Sites: Partners can connect directly to a members-only site in Office 365, without access to the corporate on-premises environment or any other Office 365 site. Office 365 Extranet sites can be accessed anywhere.
4. Search: Query issued by a user is distributed across on-premises and Office 365 returning a set of results from each location as discrete entities. For end users they will see results coming from On-premises as well as from SPO sites and shows in a single location.
5. Profile Redirection: Users are redirected to Office 365 user profile which is powered by Office Delve. This is to ensure hybrid users have a single place for their profile information.
6. OneDrive for Business: You can redirect users to OneDrive for Business in Office 365 when they click on OneDrive or Sites in the navigation bar. This is known as OneDrive for Business hybrid.