Last year, Microsoft launched the Preview of School Data Sync (SDS), a tool developed for IT administrators to migrate from existing Student Information Systems (SIS) to Office 365. Now, the company has announced that SDS is ready for primetime and can be deployed to Office 365 Education instances wherever available.
Using SDS, IT admins can populate user profiles and rosters from an existing SIS into Office 365. Microsoft claims that SDS supports almost every SIS available and already has hundreds of customers, who have synced data of over 100,000 teachers and 2 million students. SIS vendors and app developers can contact Microsoft to know more about integrating their software with SDS.
Microsoft is offering free step-by-step deployment support to school IT administrators for a limited period of time. In order to avail this offer, admins will need to sign up using the form provided here. Those interested in deploying the tool by themselves can follow the steps mentioned here. School Data Sync is available to Office 365 Education users in all markets except some schools in China and Germany.
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