Our Expertise

At CB5, we strive to master the technologies required to deliver the high level of service, that our customers have come to expect.

Office 365

Office 365 for business gives you access to Microsoft Office tools from virtually anywhere, plus collaboration services that are easy to administer.

Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) And you can install them across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. When you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the desktop version of Office, you always have the most up-to-date version of the applications.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Office 365 or SharePoint Server, and provides place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your work files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive for Business. You can even work on Office documents with others at the same time.

Skype for Business

Skype for Business lets you quickly connect with others across your company or around the world. It looks and feels like Skype, but has added productivity features that help run your business efficiently, like seeing when someone is available, in a meeting, or presenting, Microsoft Skype for Business Basic gives you instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities all from one, easy-to-use program.

Azure Infrastructure as a Service

Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service enables your business to capitalize on the ability to scale up and scale down Compute services based on IT and customer demands quickly without the painstaking process of ordering, procuring, installing, and configuring complex server hardware, SAN, and networking infrastructure.  With automation and Desired State Configuration, your development, engineering, and customer teams can be up and running in a fraction of the time when compared to on-premises services.

Azure Infrastructure as a Service includes:

  • Compute
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Security + Identity
  • Monitoring + Management

Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service.

For IT Admins, Azure AD provides an affordable, easy to use solution to give employees and business partners single sign-on (SSO) access to thousands of cloud SaaS Applications like Office365, Salesforce.com, DropBox, and Concur.

For application developers, Azure AD lets you focus on building your application by making it fast and simple to integrate with a world class identity management solution used by millions of organizations around the world.

Azure AD also includes a full suite of identity management capabilities including multi-factor authentication, device registration, self-service password management, self-service group management, privileged account management, role based access control, application usage monitoring, rich auditing and security monitoring and alerting. These capabilities can help secure cloud based applications, streamline IT processes, cut costs and help assure corporate compliance goals are met.

Azure Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy by orchestrating replication of on-premises physical servers and virtual machines to the cloud (Azure) or to a secondary datacenter. When outages occur in your primary location, you fail over to the secondary location to keep apps and workloads available. You fail back to your primary location when it returns to normal operations.

Here is what Azure Site Recovery can do for your business:

  • Simplify your BCDR strategy
  • Provide flexible replication
  • Easy failover and recovery
  • Eliminate secondary datacenter
  • Integrate with existing BCDR technologies

Active Directory Domain Services

AD DS provides a distributed database that stores and manages information about network resources and application-specific data from directory-enabled applications. Administrators can use AD DS to organize elements of a network, such as users, computers, and other devices, into a hierarchical containment structure. The hierarchical containment structure includes the Active Directory forest, domains in the forest, and organizational units (OUs) in each domain.

Security is integrated with AD DS through logon authentication and access control to resources in the directory. With a single network logon, administrators can manage directory data and organization throughout their network. Authorized network users can also use a single network logon to access resources anywhere in the network.

Active Directory Federation Services

AD FS provides simplified, secured identity federation and Web single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for end users who want to access applications within an AD FS-secured enterprise, in federation partner organizations, or in the cloud. It simplifies access to systems and applications using a claims-based access (CBA) authorization mechanism to maintain application security. AD FS supports Web single-sign-on (SSO) technologies that help information technology (IT) organizations collaborate across organizational boundaries.

Active Directory Certificate Services

AD CS provides customizable services for issuing and managing digital certificates used in software security systems that employ public key technologies.

The digital certificates that AD CS provides can be used to encrypt and digitally sign electronic documents and messages. These digital certificates can be used for authentication of computer, user, or device accounts on a network.

Digital certificates are used to provide:

  • Confidentiality through encryption
  • Integrity through digital signatures
  • Authentication by associating certificate keys with computer, user, or device accounts on a computer network

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange enables enterprises business to be more productive by helping manage increasing volumes of email communications across multiple devices and work together more effectively as teams. With an inbox that focuses on the relevant and important messages and sets up rules that match how you work, you can get more done, faster. Exchange helps protect business communication and sensitive information, simplifying internal and regulatory compliance. Built-in defenses against viruses, spam, and phishing attacks actively protect your communications. Data loss prevention features identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis, and Policy Tips in Outlook inform users about policy violations before sensitive data is sent.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

A member of the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions, System Center Configuration Manager increases IT productivity and efficiency by reducing manual tasks and letting you focus on high-value projects, maximize hardware and software investments, and empower end-user productivity by providing the right software at the right time. Configuration Manager helps you deliver more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

Configuration Manager extends and works alongside your existing Microsoft technologies and solutions.

  • Configuration Manager uses Active Directory Domain Services for security, service location, configuration, and to discover the users and devices that you want to manage.
  • Configuration Manager uses Microsoft SQL Server as a distributed change management database and integrates with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to produce reports to monitor and track the management activities.
  • Many of the Configuration Manager site system roles that provide management functionality use the web services of Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and BranchCache can be used to help manage the available network bandwidth.

Microsoft InTune

Microsoft InTune provides mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud. Using Intune, organizations can provide their employees with access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device, while helping to keep corporate information secure.

Microsoft Virtualization

Virtualization enables a new generation of datacenters with more efficiency and availability for the most demanding workloads.  Whether you want to reduce your physical hardware footprint and costs or create comprehensive platforms for private and hybrid clouds, Microsoft OS virtualization enables you to create and manage a virtualized computing environment by using virtualization technology that is built in to Windows Server. Installing the Hyper-V role installs the required components and optionally installs management tools.

Windows Client

Windows 10 is the first step to an era of more personal computing, one in which Microsoft is moving Windows from its heritage of enabling a single device – the PC – to a world that is more mobile, natural, and grounded in trust. With Windows 10, applications, services, and content move across devices seamlessly and easily. Windows 10 features a universal app platform and universal store, providing a consistent experience across devices.

Windows Server

Microsoft Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure with features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and the web and application platform.

Multi-Factor Authentication Server

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps safeguard access to data and applications while meeting user demand for a simple sign-in process. It delivers strong authentication with a range of easy verification options—phone call, text message, or mobile app notification—allowing users to choose the method they prefer.

Use Multi-Factor Authentication Server on your premises to help secure VPNs, Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services, IIS web applications, Remote Desktop, and other remote access applications using RADIUS and LDAP authentication. To add an extra verification step to all of your cloud-based applications and services, turn on Multi-Factor Authentication in Azure Active Directory.