Microsoft School Data Sync

Microsoft announced, on January 23rd 2017, that School Data Sync (SDS) hit general availability.

I have to say that I wasn’t aware of SDS while it was in preview, but it seems like an excellent tool to make life easier for schools. According to Microsoft, it:

“SDS helps schools automatically create online classrooms in Office 365 from their Student Information System (SIS or MIS)” and “imports user profiles and rosters from a SIS into Office 365 and automatically keeps them up to date.”

This saves time for IT and makes things run smoothly for teachers and their classrooms.

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SDS can also be used to help integrate 3rd party apps into the Office 365 environment, making them quicker and cheaper to deploy – for both the school and the partner.

If you work in a school or a partner with a focus on the education sector, I’d recommend getting familiar with SDS as it looks to be a great technology.

More info on SDS can be found here.

 

 

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