Microsoft Gold in Application Development

By: Carlos Oliveira on
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Microsoft Gold in Application Development

What better birthday present to celebrate 5 years of hard work here at Shaping Cloud than us achieving another ‘Gold’ in Microsoft’s list of partner competencies.

Being born in the cloud (the clue’s in the name!), we have been Gold partners in the Cloud Platform competency for some time now, but are now really proud to add Application Development to our profile. This accolade is testimony to the number and quality of mobile and web applications we have built for such customers as Harper CollinsRed Bull UK, BBC Earth and our very own Givvit App, not to mention our work in the public sector – for example our latest project for the University of Sheffield.

Criteria for Gold Partnership is not just about great application development, but requires developers to undergo challenging technical assessments to gain Microsoft accredited certification – a huge well done to our developers Richard, Tom & John for their recent achievements here.

Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp says:

”By achieving a Gold competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide. When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

We’re looking forward to building on this reputation and have some really exciting projects in the pipeline.

If you’d like to talk to us about a development project get in touch! We’d love to hear from you. You can reach us at, @ShapingCloud or pop by to Waulk Mill in Manchester.

About the Author

Founder of SPINR, Carlos has been advocating how the use of a SOA approach based around API's can provide the platform for true transformation in the Public Sector. Aside from SPINR he is also the Chair of the techUK Local Public Services Committe that aims to improve the engagment between the public sector and the IT industry.