We are proud to have recently achieved the Microsoft Gold partnership status for Application Integration.

This accreditation is in addition to the Application Development and Cloud Platform Gold Partner status DCSL GuideSmiths have previously achieved, as well as the Silver Partner status for Data Analytics.

What does it mean to be Microsoft Gold-Certified?

A Microsoft Gold-Certified partner is a company that has agreed to collaborate and establish a close working relationship with Microsoft. Having this title means that DCSL GuideSmiths has earned the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely-recognised partnership program.

Competencies are used to demonstrate an organisation’s technical capability to deliver Microsoft solutions. Employees must undergo hundreds of hours of study and pass a number of exams in order for their organisation to achieve competencies and partnership status.

We actively encourage all of our developers to become certified and help them to do so by paying for their training and exam fees, as well as giving them time off to sit their exams. As a result, we have been able to continue raising the skill level overall in the business, instilling confidence in our teams – and in our customers.

Microsoft Gold Partner for Application Development

The Application Development competency highlights companies that are focused on, and are experts in designing, developing, and monitoring cloud and web-based applications for their customers.

Here at DCSL GuideSmiths, we have been a certified Microsoft Gold Partner since 2005, which has helped us to uphold a consistent, independently verified, high quality of service delivery for more than a decade.

Microsoft Gold Partner for Cloud Platform

The Cloud Platform competency highlight’s an organisation’s technical capabilities in deploying, migrating, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure.

As a Microsoft accredited cloud solution provider, we are dedicated to helping our customers make use of secure, scalable, and reliable cloud solutions, as well as migrating their existing applications to the cloud.

Microsoft Gold Partner for Application Integration

The Application Integration competency highlights an organisation’s technical capabilities in advanced integration and configuration tasks, showing customers that they can integrate applications and data to increase efficiency and drive business results.

Microsoft Silver Partner for Data Analytics

With a Data Analytics competency, an organisation can demonstrate technical capabilities in creating business intelligence solutions and show proficiency in connecting data sources, performing data transformations, and modelling and visualising data.

We currently hold the Silver accreditation for this partnership and we are steadily working towards achieving Gold status.

Alexis Shirtliff, Technical Director at DCSL GuideSmiths, commented: “We are extremely proud of our developers who have worked hard to achieve the various certifications that have led to our Gold Partner status. Being a Microsoft Gold partner clearly demonstrates to our clients that our developers meet the highest recognised standards for developments using technologies such as Azure, .NET and SQL Server. Furthermore, in order to obtain the necessary certifications our developers have to learn about a wide range of new subjects, which means DCSL GuideSmiths is able to tackle any technical problems on the Microsoft stack that our clients may have.”