Possible Types of Integrations
• Integrate external data sources through BDC (business data connectivity) allowing to read and write operations.
• Integration with Active Directory – can get any AD user properties and update values in Sharepoint user profiles offering an updated sites content and in the same time can set AD properties with value inputs by users in Sharepoint.
• Integration with Office – can edit or create new files for Office clients, save them automatically in Sharepoint and set library metadata.
• SharePoint integrated mode enables Reporting Services to integrate with the SharePoint databases and security model. These features become available when you configure a report server to run within a larger deployment of a SharePoint 3.0 product or technology.
• E-mail via the SMTP protocol is something that we have used reliably for a long time. You can get data in and out of SharePoint and you’ll likely find some level of support in many other portals.
• Although not really an integration technology, WebDAV provides a way to download and upload files hosted in SharePoint. This is what clients leverage for the explorer view and many clients that can interact that way.
• Integration with Exchange, Lync and Outlook.
– In Exchange 2013 environments with Lync 2013 installed, you can configure them to enable users to see information in the Outlook Web App. Users can see their instant messaging contacts and groups in the Navigation Panel of the Outlook Web App, respond to or initiate instant messaging sessions from the Outlook Web App and manage their instant messaging contacts and groups.
– Exchange 2013 allows SharePoint 2013 to search Exchange mailbox content using Federated search API. SharePoint 2013 provides an eDiscovery Center to allow authorized personnel to perform eDiscovery. Microsoft Search Foundation provides a common indexing and search infrastructure to both Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 and allows you to use the same query syntax across both applications. This ensures an eDiscovery search performed in SharePoint 2013 will return the same Exchange 2013 content as the same search performed using In-Place eDiscovery in Exchange 2013. SharePoint 2013 eDiscovery Center also allows you to export content returned in an eDiscovery search, including export of Exchange 2013 content to a PST file.
– A low-resolution photo is also stored in Active Directory. As with Unified contact stores, user photos allow your organization to maintain a consistent user profile photo that can be consumed by client applications (Outlook, Outlook Web App, SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013).
• Integration with MindManager – a powerful business tool that can help you do Visual Framework, Project Planning Tools, Budgeting and Forecasting. This can be seen in the web browser in Sharepoint;
• Integration with PowerPivot – connect to PowerPivot Server and create dashboards that can be viewed in the web browser in Sharepoint.
• Integration Dynamics CRM.
• Integration with OpenLDAP (free Active Directory).
• Integration with Zendesk CRM and other 3-rd parties applications.