Box Connector for SharePoint

Box offers a cloud-based solution that provides file-sharing, collaboration, and other tools for working with files that are uploaded to its servers.

Users decide how their content can be shared with other users, often by inviting others to view and/or edit an account's shared files, upload documents and photos to a shared files folder. They can then provide user rights to others which lets them share those documents outside of Box.

Box offers three account types: Enterprise, Business, and Personal. Box support Windows and OS X and a variety of mobile devices.

The BA Insight Box connector makes it possible to surface content from Box in SharePoint, enabling users to get integrated search results from SharePoint and Box. This eliminates the need to do multiple searches, which can often cause inconsistent results and decreased productivity.  A single consolidated search index referencing Box, along with content from SharePoint and other repositories, is surfaced as a single unified result set, giving users a single access point for searching across enterprise. 

Box Connectors for SharePoint

Many Box customers use SharePoint as their intranet platform and as such the need to provide access from SharePoint to Box and other systems is critical. In addition to Box, we provide over 50 connectors to SharePoint. The list can be found here.


The Box Connector for SharePoint:

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    Respects Box’s security. This means that the users who have sharing/access privileges assigned to them by Box are the only ones who can see the results. .
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    In addition to supporting full crawls, the connector supports incremental crawls, which extract only content which has changed since the last crawl.
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    Works with all content in Box.
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    Indexes with a very high throughput.
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    Minimizes the impact on Box, therefore it does not affect performance.
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    Only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see.
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    Box retains the master information and the search index has pointers to original content.  Therefore, users clicking on a search result are always working on the most current documents.


Future-proof your investment for new SharePoint versions and O365

With each successive version of SharePoint, Microsoft extends its core capabilities, and the same is true of changes to Box. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both Box and SharePoint. The Box Connector for SharePoint supports O365 through Cloud SSA and current versions of SharePoint, including 2010, 2013, and 2016.

The upgrades 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.