Search is at its best when it represents the breadth of your information, connects disparate systems, and delivers a consistent view of data that is in context of where you’re working.
Microsoft Search is designed to do just that, connect islands of information, within and outside of Microsoft 365, allowing you to find and discover, faster, with more precision, wherever you’re already working, across productivity apps and services in Microsoft 365.
Today, we’re excited to announce our continued progress towards that vision with the upcoming worldwide availability of Microsoft Graph connectors starting in the fourth quarter of 2020.
We’re pleased to announce today, new connectors from Microsoft, and welcome our new partners, Adobe, Box, Cognizant, Go1, and LumApps – joining Accenture, BA Insight, and Raytion in helping our customers find more and achieve more with Microsoft Search.
Box is a leading cloud content management platform that enables organizations to accelerate business processes, power workplace collaboration, and protect their most valuable information, all while working with a best-of-breed enterprise IT stack.
"We are building the Box Connector for Microsoft Graph to enable more accessibility, interoperability, and frictionless security for our joint customers. With the Box Connector, users will be able to easily discover, explore, and navigate to Box content across Microsoft applications for a truly integrated experience."
- Sachin Chopra, Product Manager, Box
Learn more about Box solutions at https://blog.box.com/content-your-fingertips-box-connector-microsoft-graph.
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.
Resilience doesn’t come from any technology solution or single initiative. Great experiences require ubiquitous access to fresh, relevant and secured content from across cloud platforms. Microsoft Search along with the Cognizant Connectors indexes cloud and on-premise data to make it searchable for users and appear in standard Microsoft Search results. Microsoft Search using Cognizant connectors helps organizations find the right answers, people, and content to complete their tasks in the app they’re already working in.
"Microsoft Graph Connectors technology, along with Microsoft Search, are transforming the cloud search experience by allowing organizations and partners to create dynamic experiences that bring together people and data. As a result, we will be able to create rich, individual experiences to the O365 ecosystem that surface content well beyond Azure and O365."
– Suzanne George, Chief Architect Cognizant
Learn about Cognizant's solutions at https://cognizant.com/modernworkplace.
Go1 is a Microsoft-backed learning technology company that enables organizations to access their learning content wherever their employees are – in Microsoft Search, Microsoft Teams, and more. This learning content can be from Go1’s market-leading online content library (comprising hundreds of content providers on any topic imaginable) or internally-developed content from your organization.
"We've had a phenomenal experience building the Go1 Microsoft Graph Connector. The framework is simple, and the end outcome for our customers is impactful. By leveraging the power of the Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Search, with flexible options for experience design, our customers are able to access their online learning content within the Microsoft product suite, in places like SharePoint, office.com, and Bing."
- Jessica Nocelli, Principal Product Manager, Go1
Learn more about Go1’s solutions at https://www.go1.com/.
LumApps Social Intranet transforms the way organizations communicate, collaborate, and share knowledge thanks to a seamless integration with Microsoft 365.
"Working with the graph makes things easy. To integrate MS Search, we just needed to read the documentation, to add one scope and everything was working out-of-the-box. The standardization done with the Graph makes Microsoft API simple to use."
- Florent Tribouilloy - Business Apps BackEnd Developer - LumApps
"From a project management point of view, integrating with the Graph helped a lot our team velocity. We integrated the MSAL library for the authentication once and we are now able to perform all the API calls we need for our business. In addition for our customers, this is a real gain as well because it eases the time to market deployment as the application is already on our customer AAD tenant. No need to manage multiple applications."
- Camille Ponchet- Business Apps Engineering Manager - LumApps
Learn more about LumApp's solutions at https://www.lumapps.com/integrations/office-365/.
Raytion is an internationally operating IT business consultancy. With a strategic focus on collaboration, search and cloud, Raytion designs, builds and operates rich business applications, including intelligent search-based solutions and enterprise search platforms. Raytion is one of the leading enterprise search specialists and a long-term integration partner of Microsoft search technologies. Since 2001, Raytion has been implementing and operating high-quality, large-scale solutions for Global 500 companies and organizations worldwide.
“Microsoft Search as an intelligent enterprise search experience makes search much more effective. The content connectors offer the perfect way of synchronizing data from third-party repositories with M365. Thus, not only does Microsoft Search allow an outstanding enterprise search experience, but it also fosters the development of tailored business applications.”
- Sebastian Klatt, VP Business Development at Raytion
Learn more about Raytion’s solutions at https://www.raytion.com/solutions/search.
Learn more about Accenture's solutions at https://www.accenture.com/us-en/services/applied-intelligence/search-content-analytics-content-conne....
BA Insight provides a connector-based software portfolio that solves internal enterprise search problems by deploying internet-like search within your existing infrastructure, delivering highly personalized and relevant results.
“Our solutions for Microsoft Search deliver key factors to help ensure a successful implementation and adoption of Microsoft Search while significantly improving user productivity,” said Sean Coleman, CTO and Chief Customer Officer of BA Insight. “Through the combination of Microsoft Search and BA Insight’s software portfolio, customers are able to integrate external enterprise content repositories and applications into the search interface and new UIs that provide a better user experience.”
Learn more about BA Insights' solutions at https://www.bainsight.com/whats-possible.
New and improved Microsoft Graph connectors
In addition to growing our partner ecosystem, we’re making available new connectors from Microsoft to help you make the most of search across your organization.
Throughout the course of the past year, we’ve worked closely with our customers and partners to improve our existing connectors to ensure GA quality and performance. These connectors include:
- Azure DevOps
- Azure SQL
- Azure Data Lake Storage
- Enterprise websites
In addition to the connectors above, in parallel we’ll also preview 5 additional connectors to include:
- Windows file shares
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Oracle Db
- On-premises enterprise websites
A new way to take advantage of Microsoft Search
Lastly, for customers who may not have an Office 365 subscription, we’re pleased to announce a new standalone Microsoft Search service so you can help your employees find information quickly and precisely. Microsoft Search brings the best of intelligent product search to your organization, now whether integrated with Microsoft 365 or used as our new standalone service you can connect to all your applications and data platforms using our Microsoft Graph connectors. To learn more or nominate your organization for our private preview visit https://aka.ms/msftsearchstandalone.
Keep up-to-date with the latest Microsoft Search innovation by bookmarking our roadmap at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1&filters=Microsoft%20Search.