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As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and ISV based in Hamburg (Germany), Layer2 is one of the leading providers of Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 apps in Europe with a major focus on Data Integration, Collaborative Knowledge Management and Social Networking. Layer2 has also been known as a reliable partner to customers in Central Europe, offering additional consulting and services in the fields of SharePoint, .NET programming and IT infrastructure for more than 20 years.

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The Layer2 Cloud Connector for SharePoint 2010 / 2013 and Office 365 connects your external line-of- business data to Microsoft SharePoint:

Extends the SharePoint capabilities to existing external data sets, that will continue to reside within your corporate network – directly connected to native SharePoint lists and libraries and always up-to-date. No programming or tools required: Setup in a few minutes guided by a wizard. No installation or customizing at SharePoint or data source required. 100% compatible to ALL SharePoint 2010 / 2013 offerings: On premise, externally hosted, Office 365, sandboxed. Utilizes the new Microsoft CSOM API. Reliable architecture: A connection is established only for data exchange – not for general usage. No direct access to corporate data required from outside. Native SharePoint lists and libraries act as a cache for your data – bidirectional if required. Secure data connection and transfer: The connector runs where your data resides today - on any server or client inside your corporate network with Internet connectivity available. No data is exposed to any 3rd party. High performance: Works great with large data sets. Almost any data source supported: ODBC, OLEDB, OData, .NET-based providers, file content (Excel, XML, CSV), File System Replication, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, IBM DB2, IBM AS/400, IBM Informix, Microsoft SharePoint, MS Dynamics NAV/CRM, Exchange, Active Directory, Navision, Lotus Notes, SAP, XML Web Services etc. CSOM, OData, File System, XML provider included. Start workflows or send email notifications in the cloud on external data change. Add additional “cloud-only” columns, e.g. for rating, or file attachments. Aggregate your external data.