Coming soon for new School Data Sync

The new version of School Data Sync (SDS) was recently launched, and we’re working to move core features found in SDS (Classic) over to the new version, while also adding a few new features. The features below are planned for release over the next several months.

Below find a list of features and enhancements in development for SDS. Once a feature has launched, it will be featured on our "What's New" page.

  • Security Group Sync: A key feature of SDS (Classic) is the ability to create security groups and sync security group memberships. Security group sync helps IT admins setup and configures group-based management in Azure AD, Teams, and other core Microsoft 365 services, which utilize security groups for management of settings and policies. We'll add the security group sync ability to the new SDS portal, allowing admins to set up Security groups in the new experience.

  • Administrative Unit Sync: Another key feature of SDS (Classic) is the ability to create Administrative Units and manage their memberships. AUs provide the ability to scope delegated admins to just a subset of the broader directory. We'll also be adding this functionality to new School Data Sync experience, as another option in Microsoft 365 provisioning tasks.

  • Automate CSV Upload with PowerAutomate: Ability for IT admins to automate CSV uploads from their SIS / SMS during the active Academic Year. Instead of manually uploading data changes from source data a PowerAutomate template will be provided to assist with uploading those data changes to SDS.

  • Organization Filters for Provisioning: The new SDS was designed to allow IT admins to ingest all their Student Information System (SIS) / Student Management System (SMS) data within the supported schema, and then pick and choose what they want to do with it. They could choose to enable any or all the available Microsoft 365 Provisioning tasks, Sync with Insights Premium, or Education Data Lake Export.

    • When enabling the Microsoft 365 provisioning scenarios, you may only want to provision a subset of the users or classes ingested from the inbound flow. SDS will add the ability for you to pick which organizations you provision forward into Azure AD and allow all the users and classes within other organizations to be ignored for provisioning while remaining available for other tasks in SDS like Sync to Insights Premium or Education Data Lake Export.
  • More OneRoster API Providers: SDS will continue adding new OneRoster API providers. For more information or to participate in piloting your SIS / SMS OneRoster API data connection, see OneRoster Provider Overview.

  • API Sync Management: SDS will continue expanding the new industryData Graph API to support data use scenarios: Manage Custom List of Values, Manage Users, Manage Class Groups, Manage Administrative Units, Manage Security Groups, Enable Insights For Education Leaders, Enable Education Data Lake Export.