Microsoft Cloud

Beyond Next is a Microsoft cloud partner and can assist you in choosing the best cloud technology to meet your business needs. We work with customers to select the cloud technology and plan, design a migration or deployment plan, implement the design, and support the customer when needed. Below are some of the popular offerings of the Microsoft cloud:

Office 365

Microsoft's wildly popular public cloud, launched in 2011, is the successor to their previous and less publicized BPOS (Business Productivity Online Services). There are many plans and different services offered through Office365 to suit the needs of SMB and Enterprise customers. Subscription packages are available in different bundles or a la carte for the following services:
  • Office Professional Plus - Subscription based Office 2010 Professional
  • Exchange Online - The premier corporate e-mail messaging system, with 25GB of storage per mailbox, integrated antivirus and antispam protection, archiving, mobile policies, and compliance features
  • SharePoint Online - Team sites, public web sites, and document collaboration
  • Lync Online - IM, Audio/Video and web conferencing, and presence
  • Office Web Apps - Web based version of Microsoft Office
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Of course, feel free to contact us for more information or assistance deploying your cloud solution!


Microsoft provides popular cloud services for free to educational institutions, their students (even alumni), and faculty. This free service can utilize your registered educational domain name and includes:
  • Outlook Live - Hosted Exchange server with 10GB per mailbox and antivirus/antispam included
  • Windows Live SkyDrive - Online storage with 25GB per user, enabling users to store, share, collaborate, and access files from anywhere
  • Office Web Apps - Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote without the need to install the Office Suite
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Windows Intune
Provides a way to easily and efficiently manage your systems from a web based console in the cloud for a very affordable price per PC. Some of the features included in an Intune subscription are:
  • Enpoint protection (anti-virus/anti-malware) with Microsoft ForeFront
  • Monitoring Health and Alerts
  • Software Distribution
  • Hardware and Software Inventory
  • Windows 7 Enterprise license included
  • Remote Assistance
  • Managing updates
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Microsoft Azure Platform
Microsoft's PaaS (Platform as a Service) enables you to develop and host applications and services in the cloud. Some of the features include:
  • SQL database
  • Compute web and worker roles
  • Virtual Machines hosted in the cloud
  • Storage
  • Virtual Networking
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Forefront Online Protection

Want to reduce the amount of spam and infected email from ever reaching your messaging system? Dependong on the source cited, junk email accounts for somewhere around 90% of all email. Utilizing a hosted solution to scrub all junk email before it comes to your system can greatly reduce the amount of traffic on your WAN link and workload on your servers. FOPE provides:
  • Email antivirus and antispam services
  • Hosted email encryption for secure messaging with your customers and partners
  • Queuing services for up to 5 days in case your mail system is publically unavailable for any reason
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