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Unlock your organisation’s digital potential

Leverage our in-house custom development capability to build bespoke solutions that extract maximum value from your Microsoft investment.

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Whether you need an application developed from scratch in C# or .NET, or a customised solution based on Azure, SQL or Microsoft 365 technologies, we can help. Our in-house team of highly experienced developers provides an end-to-end service from concept to architecture, development and beyond.

For more than 30 years, we have provided Microsoft development services for small, medium and enterprise organisations covering financial management, sales operations, global shipping management and many more.

Get in touch to discuss how we can harness our significant experience to create specialist solutions tailored to your requirements.

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If you have a project requirement or simply want to find out more about us and how we might be able to help you, fill in your details and one of our team will come back to you.

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Task automation through scripting

From automating a manual task to simplifying a process, a script may be the optimum solution. Scripts are particularly useful for enhancing the functionality of other applications and enabling disparate or incompatible systems to communicate with each other. For instance, they could receive input from one application, manipulate it and send it back to another when complete.

Typically, we produce scripts using PowerShell, a flexible solution to many scripting requirements. Our team can produce PowerShell scripts for any requirement and complexity, such as a user onboarding process that creates a mailbox, assigns licences and sets permissions, a script that resets links in Excel sheets after a file migration, or one that reports on local admin usage across a server estate to meet security reporting requirements.

Developing powerful solutions using Microsoft Azure

Azure is one of the most powerful cloud platforms and includes many services that can be developed into impressive applications, functions and automations.

Our Azure development experience covers API Management, Automation, Monitor App Services, Logic Apps, Functions, Event Grid and more.

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Redeveloping legacy applications for the modern world

Many organisations have legacy applications that still provide operational benefits but are a challenge to deploy with the latest systems or have support issues.

We can help by redeveloping these applications to utilise the latest development technologies and industry best practices.

Redeveloping your legacy applications can improve performance, usability and supportability by:

  • Migrating from early versions of the .Net framework or Visual Basic (VB) to web solutions that are fully responsive and accessible from any device
  • Migrating applications to the cloud into Microsoft Azure
  • Migrating MS Access databases to SQL with a web front-end.
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Developing web solutions

Silversands has a wealth of demonstrable experience in delivering successful web-based solutions for our customers, including intranets, custom applications and mobile apps.

Key aspects of our web development services include:

  • Design and development of solutions that work on a variety of devices and browsers
  • Responsive solutions to ensure that the application displays perfectly regardless of device type and window size
  • Solutions based on a proven framework, providing an additional level of quality and reduced development time
  • A ‘usability-first’ approach to ensure the solution is designed for the people that are going to use it.
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Creating custom applications to meet specific needs

In some circumstances, an off-the-shelf application cannot provide the functionality you desire and a custom solution may be required. We design software solutions utilising a variety of technologies that integrate with a broad range of existing applications.

Our custom solution development approach includes:

  • Creating solutions tailored to your unique requirements
  • The utilisation of the best and most appropriate technologies, including C#, C++, HTML, Java, JavaScript, .NET, VB.NET and MVC.
  • Using Azure DevOps and Agile methodologies to influence the application lifecycle throughout its Plan, Develop, Deliver and Operate phases.
  • Using our in-house knowledge of Microsoft products such as Microsoft 365, SQL, Exchange, Teams and others to enhance our solutions
  • Using Azure services to deliver highly available and scalable platform-as-a-service solutions
  • Utilising our in-house user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design skills.
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Customising SharePoint to overcome out-of-the-box limitations

We have been working with Microsoft SharePoint since its first release in 2001. As a result, we have significant experience and expertise in not only deploying but extending the core functionality of Microsoft’s flagship intranet and collaboration solution.

Over the years, we’ve successfully delivered 300+ SharePoint solutions for:

  • Intranets
  • Extranets
  • Websites
  • Performance management and employee engagement
  • Project and programme management
  • Business intelligence and management reporting
  • Document and records management
  • Case management

Our technical understanding of both SharePoint and software development means that we are ideally placed to deliver complex document management, content management and collaboration solutions. Our projects employ appropriate web design, UI/UX design and development skills, and our proven framework allows for fully responsive SharePoint solutions to be developed.

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Customising Office to do more

As a specialist Microsoft partner, we have experience and skills in Office customisation and automation. We have helped our customers by developing solutions, including:

  • Custom macro-driven spreadsheets
  • Office add-ins
  • Word templating solutions working in conjunction with SharePoint.

By utilising the power of the Office suite and Microsoft 365, you can enable enhancements to business processes and realise real efficiency savings.

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Depending on the type of solution we’ve developed for you, you may require assistance with its deployment and configuration. Our team of experts can build deployment solutions for desktops, laptops or mobile devices using System Center Configuration Manager, Intune or Active Directory.

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Regardless of how your custom solution has been developed, it is crucial that it features robust security.

Whether it is ensuring that only authorised devices and users can access it, that its data is stored appropriately or that you are protected against cyber threats, our developers and consultants work together to provide a well-defined approach to the safety and security of your solution and its data.

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Our application support service helps you to lower the total cost of ownership for your custom applications. Providing professional support and maintenance, we ensure that your systems stay up and running. Unlike many other pure software support partners, we can offer highly skilled specialists from the application layer down to the underlying infrastructure, whether that’s on-premises or in the cloud, via our well-established infrastructure team.

Our support services are tailored to satisfy your organisation’s specific requirements and can even be provided for solutions created by third parties or your in-house team.

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