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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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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Salamander Active Directory and SharePoint can enable parental access to Class Notebooks

OneNote-class-notebooksLast year Microsoft enabled sharing of Class Notebooks with parents. This allows you to create read only links to the Content Library and individual student notebooks: for more details see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/nzedu/2017/04/20/major-onenote-class-notebook-announcement-sharing-with-parents/ or https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/04/19/onenote-class-notebook-updates-include-read-only-parent-or-guardian-access-and-collaboration-space-permissions/?eu=true.

At the time we added support to create those links to Salamander Active Directory and SharePoint and am now rolling out the functionality more generally.

To get this enabled please email support, although we would recommend testing our the Class Notebook functionality with a limited subset first to make sure it does what you want it to.

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Salamander Active Directory can now manage events in your SIMs Diary

We have just completed adding functionality that allows Salamander Active Directory to manage events in your SIMs Diary. This allows it to create and update events from another source such as a shared Outlook calendar without you needing to re-key the events into SIMs. The events are given a specified category to ensure that they are self contained and the process does not affect other events. This also allows you to synchronize multiple sources into your SIMs diary.

SimsDiary

If this is something that you would like implementing in your Salamander Active Directory set up then please contact support@salamandersoft.co.uk.

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