Google Drive Connector

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.  

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 other repositories. The connector works with SharePoint Search, Azure Search, and Elasticsearch.

Google Drive Connectors for SharePoint


The Google Drive Connector:

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    Respects Google Drive’s security
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    Supports the both full crawls and incremental crawls, which extract only content which has changed since the last crawl
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    Works with all content in Google Drive
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    Indexes with a very high throughput
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    Minimizes the impact on Google Drive and therefore does not degrade its performance
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    Only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see
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    Google 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

As new versions of Azure Search, Elasticsearch, and SharePoint Search are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of Google Drive. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both Google Drive and the respective search engines. 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 Google Drive to your preferred search engine, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity. 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.