A great new feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 is Web Application Proxy. As part of my quest to find a supportable replacement for Hybrid Silent Redirection using TMG I’ve found Web Application Proxy may well be the solution to my problem.
In my new two-part series on SearchExchange, we look at how to actually set up Web Application proxy and make it work with Exchange 2010. You’ll also need AD FS 3.0 servers on the back-end, but fear not – I cover how to set those up too.
Combine that with a Federated Office 365 tenant, and my Silent Redirection article, and you have a simple solution that enables you to provide a single OWA URL to your users that will automatically land them in the OWA wherever their mailbox lives, whether it’s on-premises or in the cloud.
It’s early days yet, but this looks like it will be both a popular and compelling solution!