Confluence is a tool used to create, organize, and discuss work with your team. Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
Give every team, project, or department its own space to create the things they need, whether it's meeting notes, product requirements, file lists, or project plans, you can get it done in Confluence.
Our Confluence Connector for SharePoint is an enterprise grade indexing connector that enables SharePoint to crawl and index content stored in Confluence. This enables SharePoint to serve as the single point from which users can search and retrieve the content they need from multiple content sources.
Confluence offers a connector for SharePoint which is not considered an enterprise-grade connector. The key differences are:
The BA Insight Connector provides a better end user experience in several ways:
- Users have a single place to search for all content, whether in SharePoint, Confluence, or any of the other sources for which we have connectors
- Users search the same way regardless of where content comes from. Results all appear to come from one source, and refiners are consistent for all content sources.
- Whichever web parts or other UI elements are used with SharePoint, content can be used with Confluence content as well.
- BA Insight connectors work with O365, SharePoint on-prem, and other search engines such as Elastic Search. We also provide indexing connectors for over 50 other enterprise systems.
Content security established in Confluence is automatically reflected in SharePoint through the connector, ensuring that users see only content they are authorized to access.
The BAI Confluence Connector for SharePoint:
1Crawls and indexes multiple types of content from Confluence.
2Provides high indexing throughput to minimize the impact on Confluence.
3Performs both full crawls and incremental crawls, which index only new or changed content.
4Respects Confluence security, and only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see.
5Indexes but does not copy content, so users who click on a search result are taken directly to the most up to date content in Confluence.
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 new releases of Confluence. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both vendors product updates. The Confluence Connector for SharePoint supports O365 through Cloud SSA and current versions of SharePoint, including 2010, 2013, 2016, and Office365.
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.