Many organizations are not yet confident in their strategy for moving into the cloud, with some recognizing that they may never move all of their workloads into the cloud. Hybrid solutions are an option to help bridge the gap between existing environments and net-new workloads, but there are many different “flavors” to choose from. The intent of this session is to help IT business decision makers and their management teams understand the various SharePoint hybrid options available today, discussing issues like identity management and authentication, federated search, storage optimization, and the expansion of social tools, like Yammer. The goal is to give people a running start on building out their cloud strategies, with real-world examples of how to make the transition. Originally presented at SharePoint Connect 2014 in Amsterdam on Nov 18, 2014.