Salamander Active Directory – Feature focus – Working with Office 365

As we are seeing more and more schools moving towards Office 365, I thought I’d share what Salamander Active Directory can do for you.

Getting users into Office 365
Salamander AD has always been able to provision your users and groups into your local Active Directory and this doesn’t change with a school using Office 365.

We recommend that you use DirSync to push your users in to Office 365, but we can manage them once they are there.

Licensing
By Leveraging the Office 365 PowerShell command-lets Salamander Active Directory can license your users based around their status in your MIS.

Obviously, it can assign different licenses to students and staff, but it could also assign different licenses or service plans to 6th Form, or to Teaching Staff etc.

Location and other settings
The capabilities of Salamander isnt restricted to Licensing. We regularly set the location for users, and set mailbox settings on mass. If you need something doing to a lot of users in Office 365, Salamander Active Directory can probably do it for you.

Calendars
For customers using Sims, Faciltiy CMIS or iSAMS we can also push your Pupils and Staff timetables into Office 365 mailboxes as we can in a local Exchange environment.

Have a look at my post on Exchange Calendar with Salamander

Already a customer?
As with all the Features for Salamander Active Directory, these are available to any Salamander Active Directory, new or existing.

SalamanderSoft and Office 365
As Authorised Education Resellers for Office 365, we can offer you advice and support whether your looking to move to Office 365 or are already there.

Drop me an email for more information, or just to have a chat: jon@salamandersoft.co.uk

Salamander Active Directory – Feature Focus – Calendars

One of the most used features of Salamander Active Directory is the ability to import Pupil and Staff Timetables into Exchange, both on-premise and in Office 365.

A Staff Calendar from SIMS.net displaying in Exchange 2013

A Staff Calendar from SIMS.net displaying in Exchange 2013

Categorisation
Events can be categorised to suit your needs. Here we have events which are categorised by Subject, but this could equally be the Year of the group or the Room.

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Salamander Active Directory – Exchange Calendars

How much does it cost?
This feature is built into Salamander Active Directory at no extra cost.

This is available to all Salamander Active Directory customers using Sims.net/Facility CMIS or iSAMS, with Exchange 2007/10/13 on-premise or Exchange Online.

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