SalamanderSoft at BETT 2019

It’s almost the end of year, which means that BETT 2019 is just around the corner. We are again exhibiting at BETT with our own stand. This year it’s B288 near the Microsoft stand.

Over the course of the show, most of the team will be rotating through and we would love to see as many of you as possible over the 4 days. We have a coffee machine and plenty of seats so come and say hi, have a coffee and chat, and get away from the hustle and bustle of Bett for a while.

The stand is not quite finalized yet, but this is roughly what it will look like.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

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Salamander Active Directory now supports Paxton Net2 Access Control System

We are pleased to announce that Salamander Active Directory now supports the Paxton Net2 Access Control system at no extra cost.

This allows you to synchronize the users in your MIS, whatever it is whether SIMs, iSAMS or any other, with Paxton Net2.

If you are an existing customer and are interested in this please contact support and we will get it set up for you.

If you are not yet a customer, but are interested in this and the rest of what Salamander Active Directory can offer, then please contact info@salamandersoft.co.uk.

Paxton and Net2 are trademarks of Paxton Access Ltd, a company registered in England.

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Salamander Active Directory now supports setting up Out of Office and Auto-Forwarding for Gmail

gmailSalamander Active Directory can now automate setting the Gmail out of office / vacation and auto-forwarding for all of your G Suite users. This is a useful feature we can enable for leavers.

If you are an existing customer and are interested in this please contact support and we will get it set up for you.

Note, we also support this for Exchange/Outlook both for Office 365 and on-premises as well.

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Salamander for Apple School Manager Utility released

appleSchoolSalamander for Apple School Manager is a free utility designed to mirror data from a school’s MIS/SIS system into Apple School Manager. It allows the provisioning of teacher & student accounts as well as classes by transferring relevant data from your MIS/SIS, into Apple’s systems. Save time for your administrators and teachers by automating the creation of your users and classes so that they are ready for your teachers and learners.

Salamander for Apple School Manager supports a number of MIS vendors and allows you to easily configure the data the way you want it. Once the data is uploaded, then Managed Apple IDs are created automatically for you by Apply School Manager enabling the use of iCloud, iTunes U and iPads.

For more details on the utility please visit http://www.salamandersoft.co.uk/asm/ or email asm@salamandersoft.co.uk.

Apple, Apple School Manager, iCloud, iTunes U, iPad, Apple ID are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Bett 2018–Get Google to turn your old devices into CloudReady machines

cloudreadyThroughout each day at BETT 2018, any school can drop off an old PC, Mac, or Netbook at the Google stand…and return later to pick up their “new” fast, reliable CloudReady device(s).

Specialists from Neverware will be flashing these old devices with CloudReady, an operating system based on Google’s Chromium OS. CloudReady breathes new life into old hardware, enabling schools to get extra use out of devices that may otherwise collect dust.

So bring along your old devices to Stand C230…they will be wiping them clean so please be sure to save any data beforehand! Learn more at https://events.withgoogle.com/bring-your-old-devices-bett-2018/.

Google’s stand is opposite ours at C210, so please feel free to drop in for a chat, sit down and a coffee. We hope to see you there later this week and talk to you about our integration with Google, Office 365, Active Directory, SharePoint and more.

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SalamanderSoft at Bett 2018

Bett-UK-Logo---2018-Lock-up-HORIZONTAL-POS.jpgIt’s that time of the year again, and Bett is again upon us, starting next Wednesday. This year we decided to have our own stand instead of being on the Microsoft Partner Village. We are really excited about this and our stand number is C210, opposite Google on the main corridor leading to the Bett Arena.

Over the course of the show, the entire team will be rotating through (rota below) and we would love to see as many of you as possible over the 4 days. Our rota is below, but feel free to just drop by and say hello and chat about our products and recent developments. We even have a seating area and coffee machine if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bett for a while.

SalamanderSoft @ Bett 2017 FINAL GRAPHICS

We also have an exciting new partnership with Cloud Design Box who will also be on our stand highlighting how they can light up SharePoint in Education, building on top of the functionality of Salamander SharePoint. While we still provide the MIS integration engine, Salamander SharePoint is now installed, supported and enhanced by Cloud Design Box leveraging their excellence in the use of SharePoint with our best in the market integration engine.

As part of this partnership Darren has moved to Cloud Design Box to continue providing support for Salamander SharePoint and much more. Tony, Darren & Lloyd will be present and both they and we are happy to talk about how you move forward with SharePoint or start your journey with it.

At Bett we will be launching:

Our new free utility ‘Salamander for Apple School Manager’ for uploading data to Apple School Manager directly from your MIS

Our monitor tool for Salamander Active Directory

Existing functionality we are showcasing include:

Microsoft Teams and School Data Sync including our free utility for uploading data

Office 365 user and group creation and maintenance, licenses, photos, timetables and more.

OneNote Class Notebook provisioning and use.

G-Suite user and group creation and maintenance, licenses, photos, timetables, sites, drive, cloud print and more.

Google Classroom including guardian and calendar support

Active Directory user and group creation, maintenance and more.

Write back of usernames, email addresses and user defined fields into your MIS (where supported by the MIS). Also creation of SIMs system users.

Support for the above for all UK MISs including Capita SIMS, RM Integris, Progresso, Facility CMIS, iSAMS, WCBS Pass & 3 Sys, Bromcom, Arbor and many overseas ones

In conjunction with Cloud Design Box:

Use of Office 365 as a learning environment

SharePoint as a learning environment including class & subject sites, OneNote creation, blogs and more..

We hope to see you at Excel next week – if you can’t make it feel free to contact us using the normal channels.

Product support will continue to be available as normal throughout the show.

Additional Details:

Stand Location : C210 opposite Google

Rota

All of the team will be there present over the four days. If you want to catch up with anyone in particular the rota is

RichardWednesday to Saturday
JonWednesday to Saturday
StuartThursday to Saturday
KrisWednesday to Friday
GarethFriday & Saturday
AlanWednesday
MarkWednesday & Thursday

Please feel free to drop by and say hello and find out about our latest developments. We won’t all be on the stand all the time so if there’s someone specific you want to meet please email and arrange a definite time.

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