Microsoft Syntex – Big Data Analytics for SharePoint & OneDrive with Project Archimedes

Have you ever worked in a very large enterprise scale SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business environment?  I mean a Microsoft 365 tenant that contains 10,000 or 20,000 sites, or 50,000 sites or even 100,000 sites? An environment with 10 Million + files? 50,000+ users?

If you have, you understand some challenges in trying to get detailed & timely analytics on the current state, including permissions for all files across all sites, the storage info for all those sites, or which groups are consuming all your space.

Microsoft recently announced that Syntex will provide some exciting new capabilities with Project Archimedes (code name) which will help to get us this data quickly and in a form that we can easily report on, across very large enterprise scale environments. Lets see what Project Archimedes is about!

Microsoft Azure and its Relationship to Microsoft 365

When rolling out Microsoft 365 its important to know that Microsoft Azure is a fundamental component of the Microsoft Cloud. It’s also important to understand the nature of Microsoft Azure and its relationship to Microsoft 365.  Microsoft 365 is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, which sits on and is built with Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS services. Let’s take a look at what those concepts and technologies mean.