OneDrive for Business for Business from Microsoft is a cloud-based solution that lets users store, sync, and share work files in the cloud. It is bundled with SharePoint Online and Office 365 business subscription plans.

Users have control over how their content can be shared with others, often by inviting others to view and/or edit an account's shared files or by uploading documents and photos to a shared files folder.

OneDrive Search

Organizations who leverage OneDrive for Business can now extend the reach of this data into their existing search indexes via the BA Insight ConnectivityHub and our OneDrive Connector.

The key capabilities of the OneDrive for Business Connector for Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise 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 stored within OneDrive for business
  • Supports filtering of the OneDrive content, allowing administrators to specifically define the data that is sent for ingestion into the search index
  • Brings all associated metadata into the search index to drive refinement and relevancy

The benefits of including OneDrive for Business data within your Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, or Elastic Cloud Enterprise index are:

  • Provides enhanced search capability into your existing search application, while ensuring OneDrive retains the master information
  • Increases awareness of data stored within OneDrive, helping to reduce duplication and re-work
  • Indexes with a very high throughput
  • Minimal impact of the source system, even helping to improve source system performance by offloading taxing search features
  • Requires no custom code, with full support and enhancements

Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of OneDrive for Business. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both OneDrive and the Elastic search engine. 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 OneDrive to your Elastic search engine you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.