Microsoft announced general availability of SharePoint 2019 in October, 2018.  There are many new features in SharePoint 2019 that make the migration to this worthwhile.  CMSWire also posted an article about six newly introduced features in SharePoint 2019, as well as six features that were sunsetted.

BA Insight’s SharePoint 2019 Connector ingests data from sites, document libraries or lists from SharePoint 2019 into Elastic.  Full text and metadata of documents in SharePoint 2019 is ingested securely into Elastic, enabling a single search index 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 makes that data instantly actionable to users through search.

Connectors for Elasticsearch and SharePoint

The key capabilities of the SharePoint 2019 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
  • Works with all types of data and, while crawling, minimizes the impact on SharePoint 2019, ensuring no degradation in its performance
  • Provides a single consolidated Elasticsearch index referencing SharePoint 2019 and other repositories, resulting in a single unified result set
  • Supports filtering of the SharePoint content, allowing administrators to define specifically which data is sent for ingestion 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 SharePoint data within your Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, or Elastic Cloud Enterprise are:

  • Provides enhanced search capabilities into your existing search application while ensuring SharePoint retains the master information
  • Increases adoption of SharePoint via direct links back into SharePoint to any content found by a user
  • Indexes with a very high throughput
  • Has 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 for New SharePoint Versions and Elasticsearch

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

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 2019 content and applications in a unified search index, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.