Studentnet® Cloudburst

May 2016

Studentnet is proud to announce new features and new services being supported in our latest release of Cloudwork. Plus we're getting very excited about our upcoming user group meetings, one in Melbourne and another in Sydney. We're looking forward to receiving your direct feedback and suggested improvements. Read more below...

Office365 – Just another Cloudwork Service – Simple, Integrated, Full Featured & Inexpensive

How do you support Office365 single sign on in your Windows network? If you follow Microsoft best practices guidelines, they recommend a configuration requiring 5 virtual machines (2 for ADFS, 2 for ADFS proxy, and a load balancer). Even existing Cloudwork users need an extra Cloudwork Identity Node(CwIN) on their network.

Now, Cloudwork fully integrates support for Office365 into your existing setup without requiring any extra infrastructure. With this new feature Office365 just becomes another service supported by Cloudwork. This not only reduces cost and complexity but also means that Office365 statistics and logging are all integrated into your Cloudwork Dashboard.

Your bottom line benefits are saved costs, simplified operations, better reporting and control, and a single point of management. As Office365 is simply another Cloudwork supported service (just like any other), there is no additional charge for this feature.

Existing Cloudwork users of our Office365 feature should contact us so that we can schedule installation of the new Office support feature. To enable Office365, simply open your Cloudwork dashboard and navigate through
Cloudwork dashboard > Features > Single Sign On > Request New Services > Microsoft Office365.

Dashboard Reporting: Password Reset Events

The password reset events are now logged by Cloudwork. The newly logged events are viewable in your Cloudwork Dashboard along with the existing event types. Cloudwork provides a rich logging and reporting facility through the Dashboard. All event types logged by Cloudwork are extremely useful for network usage monitoring and forensic investigations into unexpected activity.

Login Page Themes – configurable in the Dashboard

We have simplified the process of establishing your own login pages by providing a login page theming facility in the Dashboard. This facility provides a simple login page template that can be configured to reflect your school's identity.

Try it our now using our Demonstration facility. Navigate to the Demonstration Dashboard then click Demonstration Dashboard > Features > Login Theme. Remember any changes that you make will be saved and reflected on the demonstration login page once you log out.

Username Lookup Feature

Tired of users forgetting their usernames to login? Now your users can request an email or SMS to remind them of their username from the school's login page. Works great for infrequent users, such as parent accounts.

User Group Meetings

Studentnet is constantly working on improving Cloudwork by adding more new features. The source of our best ideas for new features is our user community, that's all of you!

We're planning on renewing our user group meeting program by announcing two upcoming meetings:
  • Melbourne Cloudwork Users: Planned for August to coincide with, or just prior to, the Leading a Digital School conference, August 25-27, 2016.
  • Sydney Cloudwork Users: Planned for late July, venue to be announced.
Further details on both meetings will be announced shortly. Announcements for the meetings will appear in our new blog facility, available here, our next edition of the Cloudburst newsletter, and in popular industry forums such as MITIE.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Best Regards
The Studentnet Team

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