Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage and synchronization service offered by Google.
With Google Drive, users can sync all their business files, including Microsoft Office files, across their computer, phone, and tablet and access their work whenever they need. In addition to storing files in the cloud, it allows users to share files and use other Google applications to edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations with collaborators. With Google Drive for Work you get access to Google Apps for Work which includes Forms, Sites, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Google+, and more.
SharePoint has increasingly become ubiquitous as the intranet platform for Global 5000 organizations, and as such providing access from SharePoint to other systems is critical. BA Insight provides over 50 connectors to SharePoint.
The BAI Google Drive connector makes it possible to surface content from Google Drive in a single consolidated search index referencing Google Drive content, along with content from SharePoint and other repositories. It is surfaced as a single unified result set with appropriate relevancy ranking and faceted navigation, enabling users to get integrated search results from SharePoint and Google Drive.
The Google Drive connector:
1Respects Google Drive’s security
2Supports the both full crawls and incremental crawls, which extract only content which has changed since the last crawl
3Works with all content in Google Drive
4Indexes with a very high throughput
5Minimizes the impact on Google Drive and therefore does not degrade its performance
6Only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see
7Google Drive retains the master information and the search index has pointers to original content, allowing users to click on a search result to work on the original item or document
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 updates to Google Drive. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both Google Drive and SharePoint. The Google Drive for SharePoint Connector supports O365 through Cloud SSA, as well as 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.