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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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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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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Salamander Active Directory now supports Google’s Team Drives

logo-driveI am pleased to announce, that in addition to supporting Google Drive, Salamander Active Directory now also supports Team Drives.

Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.

Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.

We now have the capability to automatically create the team drives and any folder structure you want in them, including assigning permissions to the drives and folders. As with all our integrations it is all completely configurable so it’s just limited by your imagination and what works for your school.

So whatever school management system you use, whether it is SIMS, iSAMs, Progresso, PowerSchool or any of the others we support we can now integrated it with Google Drive.

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.

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