The fast, easy, and complete integration of external data sources is a common requirement in the use of Microsoft SharePoint technology. Solutions, such as the Business Data Catalog (BDC) for SharePoint 2007 or the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) for SharePoint 2010/2013, are complex, require additional tools or programming, have serious limitations, and are available for certain SharePoint editions only. The and are available for certain SharePoint editions only. The Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint completely solves those issues.
The SharePoint connector offers "external lists" by connecting 100% NATIVE SharePoint lists (native contacts, news, tasks, events, or custom lists) to almost any external data source in just minutes, directly in the SharePoint list settings. No SharePoint Web Parts, no BCS necessary! The desired data can be populated to the list and presented without restriction, with the full functionality of common native SharePoint lists. Changes made in SharePoint can then be written back to the external data source, if desired. Please see SharePoint integration features and benefits
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Whether you are an end-customer, systems integrator, or service provider, with the Layer2 Business Data List Connector you can dramatically reduce project costs, simplify your SharePoint architecture, improve SharePoint reliability, performance, productivity, and increase end-user acceptance.