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

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

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SalamanderSoft is looking for Support Consultants to join the team – 20k – 26k

To support our growing customer base we are looking for experienced support consultants/technicians to join our team to help us maintain our level of support to our new and existing customers.

SalamanderSoft currently consists of 9 people, the majority of which are operations/support staff. It is a small close-knit company and our ethos is to provide excellent service to our customers and to be the best at what we do. This is reflected in the fact that all our sales are via word of mouth/recommendations – we do not have a sales team, and we are still growing strongly. All our roles are remote working, so you will be working from home.

We have a great reputation with our customers as evidenced by this thread on EduGeek:

Who we are looking for

Your attitude will be key, we will be looking for someone who:

  • uses their initiative and gets things done
  • is comfortable working with customers and aims to deliver over their expectations
  • has enthusiasm and interest in technology.
  • wants to be the best that they can be and strives for excellence
  • is able to work independently and remotely
  • has a hunger to learn new skills

We’re not looking for exact skills as we will train you in any you do not have, but on a day to day basis you might be working with:

  • Active Directory
  • Office 365 including Azure Active Directory
  • Exchange
  • G Suite – all parts of it
  • Querying SQL Server
  • School MIS systems such as
  • PowerShell

As this is a remote role you will need a suitable area for working in your home, a broadband connection and probably a kettle.

This is very much a customer focussed role, and regular customer contact via Phone/Skype and email will be essential.
With technology being such as fast-moving field, we would expect you to have a thirst for knowledge and be keen to improve your skills, with a proven track record of doing so.

What you will be doing

You will be joining the existing support and installations team (currently made up of 5 people) to help us remotely install and support our range of products into schools and other Education institutions across the UK and further afield.

You will be working primarily with our Integration solutions, linking the school’s MIS to Active Directory, Office 365, G Suite for Education and other systems.

Our work is conducted from our own homes, although some occasional travel and hotel stay may be needed to allow us to meet as a team and best support our customers.

This is a hands on, customer facing, technical role.

What we will do for you

  • We will offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience together with pension contributions
  • A chance to work on the latest technologies (especially Office 365, Google and Azure)
  • Training resources and all appropriate technology and software will be provided.
  • 5 weeks paid holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Flexibility in working hours when required, although our customers’ needs have to come first
  • The opportunity to get rid of your daily commute
  • Expenses paid on any business travel
  • Support you in improving your current skills and to work with and develop new ones
  • The opportunity to attend some conferences/events/training during the year
  • Paid Certification attempts

Next Steps
If you are interested in joining our team, please write to us at with anything you want to support your application. Links to social media and community involvement would be great as well. Noting where you saw the ad would be helpful to us.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the role, please contact Jon Atkinson,

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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 or email

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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New version of the FREE Salamander Salamander School Data Sync utility released

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 non UK CSV Headings
The utility can now output the CSV files using either the US or UK Schema headings. This allows the utility to be used with O365 Tenants outside of the UK without adjusting the outputted files.

SIMS.Net support for reading connect.ini
SIMS.Net users can now load a Connect.ini to gather the Database and Server details allowing users to get the utility up and running quicker.


For more details on the utility please visit

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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

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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