Salamander Active Directory can import photos into SIMs

Earlier this year we added the ability to import photos into SIMs. This is an addition to the write back we could already do for pupils, staff, contacts and SIMs users (https://blog.salamandersoft.co.uk/index.php/2015/11/salamander-active-directory-can-write-back-to-sims-emails-udfs-etc/).

If this is something that you would like to add to your installation please send an email to support.

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Salamander Active Directory supports Google’s Cloud Identity

Google’s Cloud Identity is a free identity and access management cloud solution that provides a robust set of capabilities to manage your users online. These managed identities provide easy and secure access to all Google products and a large catalogue of third-party applications.

It is implemented as a free license which used instead of a standard G Suite license. Cloud Identity users will not have access to the G Suite core services unless you assign them a G Suite license.

Some advantages of adding this type of user are:

  • Free access to a SaaS application catalogue containing hundreds of preconfigured applications.
  • Basic Mobile Device Management
  • Access policies that enable granular security
  • Integrated multifactor authentication
  • Robust reporting and usage metrics

For more details see the announcement.

Salamander Active Directory is capable of creating users with this free license or with a standard G Suite license, as with everything we do it is completely configurable.

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Salamander Active Directory now supports setting Gmail signatures for your users

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Salamander Active Directory can now automate setting the signatures for all of your G Suite users, whether you want the same signature for all or personalised depending on the data in your MIS.

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 Outlook Web Access within Office 365 as well.

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Salamander Active Directory supports Apple School Manager

Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to manage people, devices and content all from one place. Managed Apple IDs are created automatically when you connect Apple School Manager to your school’s register data, and they give students access to iCloud, iTunes U and Shared iPad. If you’re not using these services you can even deploy iPad without an Apple ID. Students simply turn on the device and get to work, no sign-in is required. If your school’s needs change, you can create Managed Apple IDs and distribute them to students later.

https://www.apple.com/uk/education/it/

Salamander Active Directory can be used to link your school information system, whatever it is, to Apple School Manager. We can either create csv files for you to upload manually, or automatically upload the files into Apple School Manager so the process is fully automated.

As with all our products, the link with Apple School Manager is completely customisable. The csv files can be generated for the entire school or filtered by any criteria if you want to initially test with a subset of data. In addition the data in each column can be customised exactly how you want it e.g. whether to use legal or preferred names.

If you are an existing customer and would like this set up please email support@salamandersoft.co.uk, otherwise for more information please email info@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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Recordings of our Webinars on our products and their integration with Active Directory, Office 365, G Suite, SharePoint, Exchange etc

Earlier this year we broadcast several webinars on how our products can support the needs of you and your organisations. Here are the recordings of them, all of which are also available in our YouTube channel.

For more information on any of our products please email info@salamandersoft.co.uk.

Getting the most from Office 365 with Salamander Products

Automated Provisioning with Salamander Active Directory

Teaching and Learning with Salamander SharePoint and Office 365

Making G Suite Administration easy with Salamander Active Directory

Supporting Automated Provisioning for Multi-Academy Trusts and enterprises

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