Workplace by Facebook allows organizations to communicate, collaborate and connect across desktop and mobile, using familiar Facebook features like groups, chat and video calls.

Workplace combines next-generation technology and easy-to-use features to transform communications, culture and workflows inside organizations of all shapes, sizes and industries.

workplace connector to sharepoint

Organizations who leverage Workplace by Facebook can now extend the reach of this data into their existing search indexes via the BA Insight Workplace by Facebook Connector.

The key capabilities of the Workplace by Facebook Connector for Azure Search, SharePoint Online/O365, SharePoint 2019, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint 2013 are:

  • Provides both full and incremental ingestion of content into the index of your choice
  • Provides all management of security, role, and access list management, requiring no specialized security software or search index add-ons
  • Supports all content and discussions stored within Workplace by Facebook
  • Supports filtering of the Workplace by Facebook content, allowing administrators to define specifically the data that is sent into the search index
  • Brings all associated metadata into the search index to drive refinement and relevancy
  • Supports attachments, structured data, and unstructured data

The benefits of including Workplace by Facebook data within Azure Search, SharePoint Online/O365, SharePoint 2019, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint 2013 are:

  • Provides enhanced search capability into your existing search application while ensuring the source system retains the master information
  • Increases adoption of Workplace by Facebook via direct links back into Workplace by Facebook to any content found by a user
  • Indexes with a very high throughput
  • Impact to the source system is minimal, even helping to improve source system performance by offloading taxing search features

Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Azure Search, SharePoint Online/O365, SharePoint 2019, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint 2013 are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of Workplace by Facebook. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both Workplace by Facebook and the search engine(s). The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting Workplace by Facebook to your desired search engine(s), you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.