SharePoint 2016 Connector

SharePoint 2016 Ingestion Connector for Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise

The main driver for the SharePoint 2016 release was to enable customers who were still not in a position to move to the Cloud to utilize some of the newest and coolest innovations which cloud technologies provide. This is all wrapped up with better user experiences and more people-centric compliance. BrightStarr wrote an informative blog about the new features of SharePoint 2016, as well as its vision and value.  An article published on Computerworld also highlights key capabilities in SharePoint 2016.

BA Insight’s SharePoint 2016 Connector allows you to connect to SharePoint 2016 and ingest data from sites, document libraries, or lists securely in Elasticsearch.  It ingests the full text and metadata of documents in SharePoint 2016 into Elastic, enabling a single searchable result set across content from multiple repositories.  This allows organizations to tap into the wealth of information accessible within multiple versions of SharePoint, as well as other repositories, and make that data instantly actionable to users through search.

Connectors for Elasticsearch and SharePoint

SharePoint 2016 has been deployed in more than 50% of Microsoft’s customers.

Our SharePoint 2016 Connector:

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    Provides security trimming, only surfacing the content that users are permitted to see.

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    Works with all types of data and, while crawling, minimizes the impact on the performance of SharePoint 2016.

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    Provides both full and incremental crawls so users have the latest information.

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    Provides a single consolidated Elasticsearch index referencing SharePoint 2016 and other repositories, resulting in a unified result set.

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    After SharePoint 2016 is crawled, the search index has a representation pointing to the original content. This enables the users to click on a search result and be taken to the original item or document.

Future-proof Your Investment for New SharePoint Versions and Elasticsearch

As Elasticsearch or SharePoint on-premise changes, BA Insight does the hard work of keeping our connector up to date for both Elasticsearch and multiple versions of SharePoint on-premise including SharePoint 2013, 2016 and 2019.

The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release and installing and configuring it.  Or, if desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Organizational Productivity

By including SharePoint 2016 content and applications in a unified search index, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.