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Higher Education

Innovating the student experience, more than just an upgrade.

We spoke with leaders at both private and public institutions – to take a pulse on pandemic-inspired changes within higher education, where nearly 50% of respondents anticipate making difficult but transformational changes in their institutions in the next 12 months. This interview series highlights everything from evolving approaches to serving and engaging students to operating model transformation.  In addition, our Microsoft licensing program provides the the same discounts, credits, and benefits as a Microsoft MCA agreement.  Contact us today to discover how we can help you prepare for the digital future. 

An Educator’s Ultimate Partner

In education, there is no better time than now to think about the future. Empower your students to
take hold of their futures with Microsoft Azure, a platform that offers all the tools required to elevate, enhance
and enable remote learning.

Azure Lab Services

Enables you to easily run a class, set up a training lab, or host a hackathon in the cloud that your students and users can access from anywhere, any time

SIMPLE USER EXPERIENCE

Invite users to access lab resources right away.

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COST OPTIMIZATION & TRACKING

Manage your lab budget with usage control features.

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AUTOMATIC REMOTE MANAGEMENT & SCALING

Roll out and scale your lab from anywhere to hundreds of VMs with a single click.

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Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service that runs in the cloud, delivering simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services environments anywhere.

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MORE SECURE

Deploy a complete, intelligent solution that enhances creativity and collaboration.

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FLEXIBLE MIGRATION

Optimize your cloud experience while lowering costs for your Windows Server desktops.

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SUPPORTED TRANSITION TO WINDOWS

Extended support for Windows 7 has ended. Enjoy a simple transition to Windows 10.

Azure is a technology platform that allows you to develop computing and data storage tasks in the cloud across a network of secure, Microsoft-managed datacenters. With Microsoft Azure, you can complete cloud computing tasks at any scale and on-demand using a pay-as-you-go plan.

 

Azure is ideal for educational institutions because it gives them the computing power of enterprise-level businesses without putting strain on their limited budgets.

Why Microsoft Azure is a Good Fit for Education

FLEXIBILITY

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PRICING & SCALABILITY

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PROTECTION & SECURITY

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Azure is a completely open cloud platform and completely compatible with Linux products, like CentOS, Oracle, Ubuntu, and more! Plus, Azure lets your researchers run opensource tools and kits too, like OpenJDK, Python,NodeJS and more. With Azure, you won’t be forced to choose between housing your data or operations internally or migrating to the cloud. You can take advantage of Azure’s hybrid capabilities to maximize your cloud computing investment where it makes sense for your institution.

Azure helps educators reduce overhead costs associated with data storage, server maintenance, and networking—saving money on operations budgets that can be tight in the public sector. Azure’s pay-as-you-go pricing means you only pay for what you use: you can change your Azure solution in minutes to reflect seasonal usage instead of paying year round based on your peak demand.

Azure’s compliance coverage is more comprehensive than any other cloud provider, meeting a range of international and industry-specific standards, like FERPA. Security and Privacy are built into the Microsoft Azure Platform through Azure Security Center, giving you complete visibility and control over security threats. Plus, Azure uses industry-standard protocols to encrypt data in transit and at rest.

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As the technological needs of schools and universities continue to grow more complex, you can use Microsoft Azure to beat funding challenges, stay competitive in the global education climate, support an increasingly mobile student body, and more!

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​Henson Group helps educational institutions increase cash flow with our free migration, free consumption, and licensing discounts. At the same time, we also reduce the risk of migrating to the cloud because we are Microsoft Certified Cloud Experts, have years of education experience, and provide you with unlimited support.

Free Migration & Training
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Henson Group migrates and optimizes your application for Azure. At the same time, our architects train your team on best practices for building applications in Azure and other Microsoft cloud platforms.

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Revenue
Acceleration

We will help you increase your revenue by doing all the hard work of launching your application in Microsoft's MarketPlace and AppSource - allowing you to co-sell with Microsoft and Henson Group's global sales teams.

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Infra Support
& Ops

As an Azure Expert MSP, we provide IT administration, management, and monitoring of your infrastructure, along with free Microsoft Premier support. This allows you to focus on your Dev while we handle the Ops.

Here are some of our Education clients:

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Chris Weber

CVP of SMC

Microsoft Corporation

I love what the Henson Group has done to innovate with their free migration offer, which not only helps migrate customers but also supports them after the sale.

Take your company to the next level:

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  WHO WE ARE

  • We started with one employee and now have 200+

  • We are an award-winning firm

  • We grew from a start-up to a global company

  • We reduce risk for clients with our expert status

  • We are forward-thinking, believing in "we" over "I"

  • We obsess over customer experiences

  • We actively pursue diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • We provide only the best services and pricing

  • We value our clients and love what we do

  • We adore our employees

  • We are a carbon-neutral company

  • We hold our partners in the highest esteem

  • We are curious about everything

  • We stop at nothing to deliver the best results

  • We are thought leaders among peers in our industry

  • We compensate all employees equitably

  • We have equal women to men in senior leadership

  AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Cloud and on-premise licensing

  • Server migrations to the cloud

  • Cloud-native application development gurus

  • Deep AI/ML/IoT know-how

  • Container deployment leaders

  • Email, IM, and Phone migrations to the cloud

  • CRM deployments in the cloud

  • Managed Services for IaaS/PaaS/SaaS

  • Cloud security assessments

  • Cloud performance and cost optimizations

  • Full security team and services for pen testing

  • Outsourced IT provider and staff augmentation

  • End-user helpdesk and device support services

  • Power Platform architects and consultants

  • Virtual Desktop provider and consultants

  • HoloLens application developers

  • Specialists in Linux and OSS