How to connect SharePoint and Exchange using a 3rd party gateway
With the SharePoint Business Data List Connector you can use a 3rd party
middleware driver to link SharePoint lists to Exchange data.
1: 3rd Party Exchange Gateway Driver Setup
Fig.: Enter your user configuration
to access Exchange Server.
Step 2: Check connection string
and query for Exchange Server data access
Fig.: Before using the connection
string and the query in BDLC, you can test with the Query Analyzer.
3. Configure BDLC to
sync Exchange with a SharePoint list
Fig.: Copy the pre-tested connection
string and query to the BDLC settings to connect a list.
4. Manage your Microsoft
Exchange data in a SharePoint list
Fig.: You can use the Exchange data
in a SharePoint list without any restrictions.
The inbox messages above are for example only. The conenction works in the same
way for any Exchange-based contacts and SharePoint contact lists, Exchange-based
tasks and SharePoint tasks list, Exchange-based appointments and SharePoint
event lists (e.g. with calendar view) and any other types of lists. Simply try
"select * from task", "select * from contact" etc.
You can use
all list features like views, calculated fields, additional columns,
attachements, offline, tagging, rating, RSS newsfeeds, change notifications per
email or even workflows.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your full
business contact data to request the required middleware today.
You can download the Business Data List Connector here.