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Microsoft Application Development Consulting offers a continuing relationship with a skilled and trusted advisor who will build an in-depth understanding of your people and your business to help you address your software development challenges.
This is an annual subscription service during which a Microsoft Application Development Consultant (ADC) will provide you with a number of consulting hours depending upon the size of the contract that you buy. You will typically work with the same primary ADC throughout the year so that they can learn about your longer term objectives as well as any day-to-day issues. This puts them in an ideal position to help you make the right choices both with a view to the future, but also appropriate for the constraints you face today.
Your ADC will bring with them access to a tremendous range of Microsoft support and knowledge and their recommendations are based on broad industry experience and Microsoft best practice. Although the majority of the work you do will be with you primary ADC, you have the ability to call upon other specialist ADCs when your project requires development expertise in a particular area.
Your ADC will work with you throughout the development lifecycle from inception to delivery. They can help you select the best application architecture or review your proposed designs. They can help your people to develop new technical skills that help to improve your productivity and code quality. They can conduct code reviews or help to troubleshoot and solve hard to find software bugs. You also have the option to spend time testing or tuning your application in our professional lab facilities located in Reading.
A highly flexible, personal service that meets your needs
- At the beginning of the contract you ADC will work with you to define a service delivery plan that outlines work you have planned for the coming months and identifies the type of assistance you are looking for.
- Regular status meetings are held to review progress against the plan to ensure that the consultancy delivers the maximum value.
- Your ADC will provide a mixture of on-site and remote support tailored to your requirements as and when you need it.
- The planning process is designed to be flexible so that if your priorities change the service can be adapted to reflect that.
What our customers say about us
"While we understand our applications well and know where we’d like to make changes, Microsoft experts can recommend the best technologies for the job. By working together, we were able to establish the best means to achieve a truly scalable, high performing and reliable solution."
James Blackhurst, Product Manager, eg solutions plc
"[The ADC] has been invaluable. We have ensured our low-level technical and high-level architectural decisions are strategically aligned with Microsoft."
Neil O'Connor, Technology Officer, Tribal Group