Salamander for School Data Sync – Free Utility update

Since the initial release of Salamander School Data Sync (SDS) in May 2017 there have been a few requests from customers for new features. This new version adds two of those features along with some minor bug fixes:

Support for reading the ‘Home’ Email address from SIMS
Previous versions could only read the ‘Work’ Email address from SIMS. This feature adds the ability to pull the ‘Home’ Email address instead.

Support for Progresso REST API
This version adds support for Progresso’s REST API.

Fix for new SDS Profile Validation
Fixed an issue where some sites were failing validation when trying to upload files to SDS.

For more details on the utility please visit http://www.salamandersoft.co.uk/sds/

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Free Salamander School Data Sync Updated with new features

Since the initial release of Salamander School Data Sync (SDS) in May there have been a few requests from customers for new features. This new version adds two of those features:

Effective Date
Effective Date is a process which allows the user to define the date on which the export processes run. During Holiday period’s it may be useful to set this to look at the student, teacher and class information at a particular date rather than the date of running the application.

This allows the utility to help the provisioning of SDS for new Academic Years and/or Terms before they start.

Toggle output CSV with missing details
By default the utility will output, to the CSV files, the details of every user it finds in the data from the MIS. This will include those without complete details which could cause sync issues with SDS. This version now adds the ability to, optionally, remove the details for any missing students/staff.

 

For more details on the utility please visit http://www.salamandersoft.co.uk/sds/

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Free Salamander School Data Sync now available

Salamander School Data Sync (SDS) is a free utility designed to mirror data from a schools MIS/SIS system into Microsoft’s Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. It allows the provisioning of teacher & student accounts as well as online classrooms and enables Microsoft Intune for Education. It enables all this by building on top of Microsoft’s School Data Sync by transferring relevant data from your MIS/SIS into Microsoft’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 learners.

Salamander SDS supports a number of MIS vendors and allows you to easily configure the data the way you want it. Once the data is in Microsoft’s systems, then other 3rd party vendors can access it through the Microsoft programming interfaces without needed their own integrations with your MIS/SIS.

We have been working with Microsoft on School Data Sync since Microsoft first announced it in 2015 and so have unrivalled knowledge of integrating MIS systems with it.

For more details on the utility please visit http://www.salamandersoft.co.uk/sds/

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