Layer2 is a specialist for creating custom components and solutions for Microsoft Office SharePoint Products and Technologies. Some web parts can be downloaded and used completely for free.
Enhanced SharePoint User Task Web Part
If working with SharePoint collaboration portals, numerous task lists exists in the various areas of work, scattered on various websites and pages of a site collection. So you can quickly lose the overview with your tasks! With the Enhanced SharePoint User Tasks Web Part by Layer2 you can rollup these tasks from various lists of the site collection together, with very flexible display according to different criteria and clearly present - like in Outlook.
Enhanced SharePoint User Task Menu
Collaboration is one of the most common scenarios in SharePoint portals. This frequently includes tasks management operations. In comparison to Microsoft Outlook, out-of-the-box, however, there are some features missed. So the due date, task completion or other task properties can be assigned with several steps only. The Enhanced SharePoint User Tasks Menu feature by Layer2 adds this often required features as an extension directly to the SharePoint tasks menu.
SharePoint Business Data List Connector
The fast, easy and complete integration of external LOB data, e.g. from databases, is a common requirement in the use of Microsoft SharePoint technology. Existing solutions, such as the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in SharePoint 2007 or the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010, are often too complex at the facility, bring with them limitations or they are available for MOSS Enterprise Edition only.
The SharePoint Business Data List Connector by Layer2 on the other hand, connects a REAL SharePoint list (no Web Part) to external business data, using a very simple list settings dialogue. It can be configured easily with 3 simple settings only. The desired data can be populated to the list and presented without any restrictions, with the full read-only functionality of common SharePoint lists made available: views, sorting and grouping, filters, calculated fields can be created as usual.
Workflows and notifications per RSS or email can be used to take business actions if external business data records are changed.
SharePoint Meeting Manager
Keeping your meetings organized and moving forward with up to date information is an often difficult task. Create a SharePoint Meeting Workspace for your meetings, organize and keep everyone informed with ease, providing a uniform approach with better meetings and faster decisions.
SharePoint out-of-the-box includes basic meeting life-cycle management features. Typically customer demands however go far beyond this.The SharePoint Meeting Manager adds this often required features very flexible, to configure customer specific solutions, e.g. including meeting minutes.