Sharepoint Managed Services

SharePoint is a collaboration tool from Microsoft that gives companies the capability to add additional functionality to their network using an easy to use Intranet solution.  Some of the features include shared calendars, shared contact lists, and shared task lists.  It also has the capability to house shared documents using advanced features, such as version control and approval processes.

Our SharePoint managed services are for both small and large environments, ranging from single server solutions to multi-server installations.  We can install your new SharePoint farm or help to maintain your current farm.  We are experienced with WSS 3.0, SharePoint 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2013.

One of the ways Real IT Care helps to expand upon SharePoint’s functionality is by leveraging third party integrations for SharePoint.  We particularly like the Business Data List Connector for our SharePoint managed services, provided by Layer2.  This allows SharePoint to interact with a number of systems that may live in the environment without the need for expensive custom development.

Partnerships

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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.

Features & Benefits

The Layer2 Business Data List Connector (BDLC) integrates almost any external data source directly with native SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 lists:

  • 100% SharePoint-based, codeless, browser-based solution: Connection setup within minutes. Just click “Connect to external data source” in the SharePoint list settings dialog. No programming or tools required.
  • Every admin can setup BDLC on his own: Simply select connection provider, enter connection string and data query, and optionally primary keys.
  • Data synchronization manually on demand or automatically in background using timer jobs with flexible settings for scheduling.
  • Almost any data source supported: ODBC, OLEDB, OData, ADO.NET-based providers, files (Excel, XML, CSV), SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, IBM DB2, IBM AS/400, Informix, SharePoint, Exchange, Office 365, Active Directory, Navision, Notes, SAP, other ERP /CRM/CMS systems, XML Web Requests, RSS, etc.
  • Data Provider for OData, CSOM, XML/RSS included. Many cloud services can be connected via 3rd-party.
  • Optional use of write-back to data sources feature with bi-directional connections, full CRUD.
  • Known SharePoint BDC / BCS issues completely solved: ALL SharePoint list features available now.
  • Start workflows or send RSS / email notifications with SharePoint on data change in your external corporate LOB data.
  • Add additional “SharePoint-only” columns, e.g. for ranking, rating, tagging, comments or file attachments. Take external data offline.
  • Any type of list can be used: Contacts, tasks, events, links, custom lists etc.
  • Save license costs for your LOB systems while using connected SharePoint lists to expose the data.

 

Compatibility

  • SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation
  • SharePoint 2007
  • WSS 3.0