Planbox, today announced it has attained a Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability to develop cloud-based enterprise software solutions and its intimate knowledge of the Microsoft software development platform.

To earn a Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, Planbox had to successfully prove its level of technology expertise and certify that Planbox enterprise innovation management software meets Microsoft partner program’s qualifications and requirements. To ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft also requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

“Earning Microsoft Gold Application Development competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to the latest development platforms and technologies, and demonstrates our deep knowledge of the Microsoft technology stack. We continue to accelerate our customers’ innovation success by serving as their innovation management solution provider and best practices advisor.” Karell Ste. Marie CTO, Planbox

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert for their customers through development and deployment of commercial mission specific applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio development system, and emerging cloud-based, mobile and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through the deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run in the cloud.

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