Beyond Next Solutions
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  • United States
Member Since: 2011/11/28
Industry: Computer & IT
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IT project consultancy providing architecture, deployment, migration, management, and training on Microsoft server products.

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Professional Background
Solution Architect
Corus360
July 2016 – Present
Owner, Consultant
Beyond Next Consulting
January 2005 – Present
Sample Projects

Financials corporation:
- GroupWise 8 to Exchange 2010 migration using Messaging Architects products
- Developed supporting PowerShell scripts to automate manual migration steps
- Re-Architected the Exchange 2010 environment to support the HA, performance, DR, and SLA requirements of the business
- Train existing staff and help desk on Exchange 2010 operations, troubleshooting, and management

Supermarket Chain:
- Architect 2008 AD environment
- Automated Windows 2008 server and XP workstation refresh  solution for over 200 locations
- NT 4.0 to Windows 2003 AD migration design, implementation and support
- Exchange 5.5 to 2003 migration design, implementation, and support

Pharmaceutical equipment manufacturer
- Worked with the software team to achieve DoD certification for their hardware and software solutions. Tested IPv6 and DoD standard HBSS compatibility and performance

Federal Government (section of the Dept. of Interior)
- Re-Architect the AD, GPO, and DNS infrastructure, resulting in a major improvement in stability, speed, efficiency, and greatly improved user experience
- Designed and Implemented an Exchange 2003 Cluster
-Transitioned from Exchange 2003 cluster to Exchange 2007 then to Exchange 2010 DAG
- Deployed and migrated users from BES 4.x to 5.x
- Transitioned from Windows 2000 AD to 2003, then to 2008 R2
- Architect and implement a server virtualization and consolidation project utilizing a multi-node Hyper-V R2 cluster and SCVMM

Various SMB’s
- BPOS hosted Exchange migration
- Office 365 migrations

Microsoft (Contract/Subcontract)
- Technical Review for a Microsoft Official Course for Exchange 14 (released as Exchange 2010)
- Content development SME for Windows Server 2008
- Contracted to assist with the MCP program for Windows Server 2003

Served as an SME to develop several chapters for a Windows 2008 AD book.

Contract Training
- Current and active MCT since 2000
- Led public and private courses throughout the US
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IT project consultant providing architecture, deployment, migration, management, and training on Microsoft server products for customers throughout the US. Particularly focused on messaging, collaboration, and virtualization projects utilizing Microsoft technologies.

Specialties: Exchange Server, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Office 365, Azure cloud, Lync/Skype, Remote Desktop Services, and System Center.

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Current: Level 5
Beyond Next Solutions needs 2,781 points to level up.
LVL 6
  • Overall
    5
  • Exchange
    5
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
    2
  • Active Directory
    2
  • Windows Server 2008
    2
  • Outlook
    1
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    1
  • Microsoft Legacy OS
    1
  • Microsoft Applications
    1
  • SSL / HTTPS
    1
  • Windows Server 2003
    1

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