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Layer2 Cloud Connector Fact Sheet
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Licensing per installation. No user CALs required.
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OneDrive for Business Client vs. Layer2 Cloud Connector

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Both tools, the Microsoft OneDrive for Business Client (Next Generation Sync Client NGS) and the Layer2 Cloud Connector can be used to keep data and documents in sync between different systems and apps, locally and in the cloud. But they have very different approaches, target groups, architectures, and features.

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OneDrive for Business Client vs. Layer2 Cloud Connector

  1. 1. Layer2 Cloud Connector Fact Sheet Licensing & Partner Program Licensing per installation. No user CALs required. No data-volume related costs. • Free Shareware Edition: Limited to 25 items. • Free App Edition: Via Microsoft App Store only. • Personal Edition: US$ 499 / 399 € per server. • Professional Edition: US$ 1.407 / 995 € per server. • Annual Software Assurance: 20% per year. • Layer2 Partner Program for VARs and resellers: 15-30% discount on licenses, FREE NFR Edition, priority support, partner page, lead transfer. Layer 2 GmbH | Eiffestr. 664b | D-20537 Hamburg | Germany +49 (0) 40 284112–30 | sales@layer2solutions.com | www.layer2solutions.com/en/products/ Feature / Benefit Microsoft OneDrive for Business Client Layer2 Cloud Connector Both tools, the Microsoft OneDrive for Business Client and the Layer2 Cloud Connector can be used to keep data and documents in sync between different systems and apps, locally and in the cloud. Target User Group End Users Administrators, Consultants Where to run Client-side at user‘s computer in system tray Server-side centrally in network as a Windows Service When to run User must be logged in, runs automatically on data changes Runs scheduled or on-demand in background with auto-login What to sync Manually selected SharePoint libraries or folders to local disk Folders, files & structured data via Data Providers selected by connection string and flexible data query (e.g. SQL) Administration & Logging Interactive/Tray, Windows MMC/XML/PowerShell, NLOG Amount of data Max. 5.000 / 20.000 documents per SP library (list view threshold) No hard limit regarding the number of items and documents to sync Backup / Migration Option (One-Way Sync) No Yes, flexible options Field Mapping (for Metadata) No Yes, auto or manual Dynamic Columns for data transformation and business logic No Yes, via C# Sync Conflict Resolution Interactive by user Pre-defined rules Systems and apps to connect SharePoint /OneDrive libraries, local disks, depending on client version SharePoint 2010/13/16, SharePoint Online lists and libraries, OneDrive, Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams, Dynamics, Exchange, Azure, local disks, file server shares, home drives, almost any SQL database, Access, Excel/XML, Text/CSV, OData, SOAP, ERP/CRM, and 100+ more Operating Systems Runs on Windows, iOS, Android Windows only (32/64-Bit)

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