July 29, 2020
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MiDataHub SSO Adds Support for Microsoft Azure
Many districts have configured their district Google and Microsoft AD logins to connect to the MiDataHub Single Sign On (SSO). We have recently completed work with Microsoft to support Microsoft Azure AD through what is called an Azure Gallery Application. This type of connection will simplify the process of connecting for districts that use Azure AD and Office 365. It also removes a requirement to have Azure AD Premium, which was an extra cost for districts. The links below include an informational link from the Azure Marketplace as well as a tutorial that provides instructions on how to make the connection. 


Please contact us at support@midatahub.org if you have questions or need assistance.
MiDataHub Upcoming Webinar
Register soon, space is limited
As promised, MiDataHub will be hosting a webinar on updates, research, and educational improvement:

Webinar - Tuesday, August 4th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

A number of important developments are converging in the Michigan Data Hub this summer, and we have scheduled a webinar to cover the details. We would like to invite superintendents, district and school level administrators, and technology directors to join us for this important webinar on Tuesday, August 4th from 9-11am. Please use the link below to register for the webinar.

We look forward to meeting with you!
REMINDER: MiDataHub Upgrade to 3.1 & Hub Consolidation
Just a quick reminder about two upcoming changes in early August with the MiDataHub environment.

The EdFi version 3.1 upgrade contains a number of improvements, most of which provide greater flexibility with how district data is handled, including some data elements that were not previously exchanged, and eliminates areas that in the past were identified as being problematic.

Along with the update to Ed-Fi 3.1, the MiDataHub team is working to consolidate from 5 data hub hosting locations to a single data hub located at Oakland Schools. As mentioned in previous newsletters the 5 hub system has served us well. Consolidating MiDataHub to Oakland Schools allows us to continue to host your data at the ISD level and will free up resources so we can continue to take MiDataHub further to meet district needs. The consolidation is scheduled to occur the week of August 3rd but could possibly begin as early as July 31.

We created a small list of what impact this cut-over will have during the week of August 3rd:
  • All access to the MiDataHub Cockpit for users will be shut off
  • All integrations will be deactivated, this includes but is not limited to the examples below:
  • UIC Services
  • Snack-Pack
  • 3rd Party integrations
  • Inbound/Outbound integrations
  • Access to Dashboards will be unavailable
  • SSO federation services will remain active

Upon completion of the work, all services will be restored on the new, upgraded and consolidated MiDataHub infrastructure!

Please keep an eye on our status page located at https://www.midatahub.org/support/status/ for the most up to date status on the consolidation.  

If you have any questions please let us know by sending an email to support@midatahub.org.  
Upcoming SAS EVAAS Webinar
Our valued partners at SAS EVAAS requested sharing information on an upcoming informational webinar available for educators to learn more about the EVAAS student projection reports which are free and currently available to schools across Michigan.

Please see the details below for more information on joining this webinar:
Date: July 30, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Call-in Number: 1-855-369-0445
Conference Code: 130 084 2644

Participant Count
New SSO Districts
  • Goodrich Area Schools

To register your district, please email support@midatahub.org .