One of the classic results of this is SharePoint being used as an internal document store. While Drupal can make an excellent job of document management too, the integration points you get “out of the box” with other Microsoft products, such as Office, Outlook and Active Directory, clearly makes SharePoint appealing.
SharePoint is far less good, however, at providing a flexible front-end with a focus on user experience, so a lot of organisations find themselves wanting to integrate certain key internal Microsoft systems with Drupal, in order to get the best of both worlds: a Microsoft integrated document management system, and a convenient and user-centric Drupal intranet experience.
We've written about Active Directory in the past and with the LDAP module for Drupal, the Apache web server and the Kerberos module for Apache, you can provide a seamless Windows desktop integrated login solution for Drupal. So the focus of this paper is on SharePoint integration, specifically SharePoint 2013, as there was a lot of significant change between the 2010 and 2013 versions. It looks specifically at allowing users of a Drupal intranet to search content stored in both Drupal and SharePoint in the same search experience.
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