SharePoint Cloud Connector - LOB data synchronized to the SharePoint Cloud, e.g. with Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 integration made easy: The Layer2 Cloud Connector for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 can connect almost any local or cloud-based line-of-business data and documents with SharePoint - easy to setup (no coding required), secure, always up-to-date, and bi-directional (if required). No installation or customization on SharePoint necessary. All native SharePoint list and library features available for your external data. SharePoint on-premises or Online and OneDrive for Business fully supported for sync of hybrid applications.

Version 6 is now available to support Microsoft Windows 10 and SharePoint Server 2016 (Preview).
Please take a look at the Release Notes before upgrade.

Line-of-business connectivity and enterprise search are core capabilities with Microsoft SharePoint that drive adaption, productivity and ROI across the organization. The Layer2 Cloud Connector can connect SharePoint to multiple business-critical applications to reach a new level of cross-team collaboration, decision making, and process efficiency. This can greatly increase the benefit of your existing IT investment into SharePoint or Office 365.



Layer2 Cloud Connector Customers
Fig. Selected Layer2 Cloud Connector customers. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Office 365 Integration: Layer2 Cloud Connector for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Content stored in almost any corporate data source can be synchronized with native SharePoint lists and libraries via secure web services:  Data in SQL databases, file shares, ERP / CRM / ECMS systems or other legacy platforms and on-premise applications like MS Dynamics, SharePoint, Active Directory, and SAP. Cloud-to-cloud connections, e.g. to Azure, Salesforce, Twitter, Facebook, Google, RSS Newsfeeds, and XML, are supported as well. All features of native SharePoint lists and libraries are completely available for your external data, such as views, filter, search, metadata, change notifications, and workflows on external data changes.

The Cloud Connector was especially developed to solve the specific challenges of remotely hosted disconnected systems in the cloud without any direct access to the corporate data center and very restricted feature customization capabilities. A data integration strategy needs to be within the foundation of any cloud computing plan. This integration needs to be innate to the architecture; it can't be something you're reminded of at the rollout meeting.
The Cloud Connector solves many issues that still exists with the SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS) on-premises and in the cloud. It offers a more holistic approach that combines the power of data, application, and process integration. OneDrive for Business sync issues and limitations are completely solved.
Fig. Connections are managed in the Connection Manager, an easy to use Windows MMC Application.
Fig. Each data entity can be specified with a view settings only in just minutes. Simply select a data provider, enter a connection string and data query. No programming is required to establish a connection.  

Layer2 Cloud Connector - Awards & Certifications


Fig. The Layer2 Cloud Connector is certified as Microsoft Platform Ready for Windows Azure. It comes with full support for SQL Azure to sync with almost any other data source, including SharePoint lists or libraries.

Layer2 Cloud Connector - Next Steps


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* The Shareware Edition and App Edition is limited to sync 25 items per connection.

** Starting with January 2015 all features of the Enterprise Edition are already included in the Professional Edition.

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