Pocketstop Achieves a Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency

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Pocketstop earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Pocketstop today announced it has achieved a Silver Application Development competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Dallas-based Pocketstop was founded in 2006 and since has been implementing digital communication solutions in four platform categories including text message marketing, digital asset management, loyalty and rewards, and multi-channel notification. These platforms leverage Microsoft cloud platforms and development technologies to improve their clients’ connections with employees, customers, vendors and various other stakeholders. Achieving this Microsoft Silver Application Development competency reinforces Pocketstop’s credibility and differentiates the company among others in the growing digital communications industry. Pocketstop started with Microsoft through the BizSpark start up program and upon graduating the program became a managed ISV partner and started deploying applications to what was then known as Windows Azure. Through the addition of a Silver Application Development competency, the company continues to strengthen its software platforms using services like MSDN and development tools such as Visual Studio.

“This Microsoft Silver Application Development competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Daniel Wagstaff, Pocketstop’s CEO. He continued, “We plan to do more and be more for our clients by leveraging existing Microsoft software and making continued investments in cloud and mobile technologies.”

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “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.”

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Microsoft Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based 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 deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

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About Pocketstop

Pocketstop is a digital communications company that helps connect clients and consumers by using proven technologies to solve common communications problems. Since the company’s inception and as an early adopter in digital communications they have gathered a unique understanding of how to create effective communications and blend the creative with the scientific to help customers utilize social, mobile and digital communication channels – with a unique twist. Simply put, Pocketstop is passionate about helping their clients grow their business by using technology wisely.

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