Extending Azure with Sharepoint file archive

Jacob Brock-Hansen 1 Reputation point
2022-06-27T13:35:53.39+00:00

Hi
We have almost all of our business on Azure, we have some app services which are used both as webpages and API services.

I want to add a file/mail storage to our Azure platform and is looking into Sharepoint - either a single-server or a farm - but im not really sure how to approach it.
Do i simply just add a Sharepoint virtual machine and start setting things up or is it worth using the "Sharepoint server 2019" on the Azure Marketplace, which claims that it can set Sharepoint up with Azure SQL databases (it got really bad reviews) or where do i start?

The basic idea for us is to simply build an API storing and retrieving files from this Sharepoint instance rather than saving files directly in databases because we want to use the tools and API that comes with Sharepoint

Thank you for your time
Jacob

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  1. Tong Zhang_MSFT 9,111 Reputation points
    2022-06-28T08:34:38.567+00:00

    Hi @Jacob Brock-Hansen ,

    Do you want to use API to store and retrieve files in SharePoint Site? If yes, you can use the REST API to achieve this. Here is a document about using REST API to store and retrieve files, you can refer to it. Hope it can help you.

    Document for reference:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/sp-add-ins/working-with-folders-and-files-with-rest#working-with-files-by-using-rest


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  2. Jacob Brock-Hansen 1 Reputation point
    2022-06-28T14:10:17.55+00:00

    Hi
    Thank you and i want to use the REST API to connect to sharepoint, so will read the documentation about that.

    But im not that far into the process yet, first i need to make a sharepoint fileshare and i have been reading up on it, and think i will create a fileshare on our office connected sharepoint is it seems very expensive to place it on Azure.

    So im more looking into how i create sharepoint site that is well suited for sharing files, query files and retrieve files - and how do i secure that website/space?