The Power of Microsoft Graph Data Connect

Per Sivertsen


As a Norwegian I keep hearing that “information is the new oil”, and we see that there are massive amounts of information and data collected in the organizations that we are working with. For businesses and organizations, harnessing this data is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity for staying competitive and making informed decisions. Microsoft has now introduced a powerful tool called Microsoft Graph Data Connect. In this blog post, I will explore what Microsoft Graph Data Connect is and how it can empower your organization.

What is Microsoft Graph Data Connect?

At its core, Microsoft Graph Data Connect is a technology that enables organizations to securely and compliantly extract data from various Microsoft 365 services. Whether you’re interested in email data, SharePoint files, or Teams conversations, Microsoft Graph Data Connect provides a unified way to access this information programmatically.

Microsoft Graph Data Connect

So what is the difference between Microsoft Graph and Data Connect?

Microsoft Graph is your organization’s gateway to Microsoft 365 data for productivity, identity, and security. Microsoft Graph Data Connect enables developers to copy select Microsoft 365 datasets into Azure data stores in a secure and scalable way.

Data Export Service: Your Gateway to Microsoft 365 Data

One of the key components of Microsoft Graph Data Connect is the Data Export Service. This service acts as the bridge between your organization and the wealth of data stored within Microsoft 365. It allows you to define what data you need and export it to your preferred destination, whether that’s a data lake, a database, or a cloud storage solution for further breakdown or reporting.

Data Connectors: Tailored Data Extraction

Microsoft Graph Data Connect doesn’t just offer a one-size-fits-all approach. It provides data connectors that allow you to specify exactly what data you want to extract. This flexibility is essential for organizations with specific data needs, as it ensures you’re not overwhelmed with irrelevant information.

The Power of Secure and Compliant Data Processing

Data security and compliance are paramount in today’s data-driven landscape. Microsoft Graph Data Connect is designed with these concerns in mind. It employs robust security measures to protect data in transit and at rest. Additionally, it helps organizations maintain compliance with data protection regulations, ensuring that sensitive information is handled responsibly.

Real-World Applications

So, how can your organization benefit from Microsoft Graph Data Connect? Here are a few real-world applications:

  • Advanced Analytics: Leverage Microsoft 365 data to gain deep insights into your organization’s collaboration patterns, helping you make data-driven decisions.
  • Custom Reporting: Create custom reports and dashboards that provide a comprehensive view of your organization’s productivity and communication.
  • Enhanced Business Intelligence: Combine Microsoft 365 data with other sources to enhance your business intelligence capabilities.


In a data-driven world, Microsoft Graph Data Connect is a game-changer. It empowers organizations to tap into the wealth of data within Microsoft 365 securely and compliantly. Whether you’re looking to gain insights, create custom reports, or supercharge your business intelligence, Microsoft Graph Data Connect is a tool that deserves your attention. Make information and data your new oil!

Does your company want to dive into the your data? Contact us and talk to one of our experts.  

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