Overview of Microsoft Graph connectors

Microsoft Search indexes all your Microsoft 365 data to make it searchable for users. With Microsoft Graph connectors, your organization can index third-party data so it appears in Microsoft Search results. This feature expands the types of content sources that are searchable in your Microsoft 365 productivity apps and the broader Microsoft ecosystem. The third-party data can be hosted on-premises or in the public or private clouds.

This article is intended to help Microsoft 365 administrators locate the resources that are available to answer the following questions:

Microsoft provides 9 connectors and our ecosystem partners have created over 100 more connectors. You can also build your own connector.

Microsoft Graph connectors by Microsoft

You can connect to the following data sources using connectors created by Microsoft:

The Microsoft Graph connectors gallery contains a brief description of each of these connectors. If you're ready to connect one of these data sources to your tenant, be sure to read the Setup overview and any other articles in the Setup connectors by Microsoft section that apply to your data source.

Microsoft Graph connectors by our partners

The Microsoft Graph connectors gallery includes a brief description of each of the connectors created by our partners, and a link to each partner's website. To learn more, contact each partner directly.

Build your own Microsoft Graph connector

You can build your own connector if you prefer. For more information on building connectors, see Build your first custom Microsoft Graph connector.

How do I manage my connections?

You can manage your connections from the Connectors tab in the Microsoft 365 admin center. For more information about managing connections, see: Manage your connections.

What are the license requirements and terms of use for connectors?

You need a valid Microsoft 365 or Office 365 license and sufficient connectors quota for users in your organization to view data from connectors in their search results.

To learn more, see License requirements and pricing and Terms of use.

What are the preview features?

Although Microsoft Graph connectors and Microsoft Search APIs are now generally available, there are several features that are in preview.

The set of connectors and features in preview include:

How do I customize and configure search results?

There are many ways to customize and configure search results. See the following articles to learn more:

How do I search my connector data from a custom application?

After custom data is indexed, developers can query this data. You can view your data in any application. For more information, see the Overview of the Microsoft Search API in Microsoft Graph.

How do I customize search results?

The next step is to customize the search results as recommended in this article How do I customize and configure search results?. To learn more about customizing search results, see Customize the search results page.

What are the connector limitations?

  • When you publish a Microsoft-built connector, it can take a few minutes for the connection to be created. During that time, the connection will show its status as pending.

  • Ingestion throughput is throttled at approximately four items per second.

  • There is no support for schema updates. After you create a connection setup, there's no way to update the schema. You can only delete and re-create the connection.

  • There is a connection limit. Each tenant can create up to 10 connections.

  • You cannot edit or change a connection after it has been created. If you need to change any details, you must delete and recreate the connection.