As a Microsoft Gold Partner (Application Lifecycle Management Competency), nFocus has a unique supplier and partnership relationship with Microsoft giving us access to valuable expertise and insight not normally available to other quality assurance specialist organisations.
This relationship, combined with our enviable track record of delivering testing solutions and services on time and within budget has helped establish us as the “go-to” supplier of testing consultancy around Microsoft technology and tools.
Microsoft Consulting Services
Our reputation as “The Microsoft technology testing consultancy” dates back to 2000 when we partnered with Microsoft Consulting Services to support the delivery of leading-edge Lighthouse projects based around the very latest Microsoft technologies. We have been testing and quality assuring MCS projects ever since.
In 2009 MCS analysed its list of over 200 suppliers to consolidate it under the SMART Teaming partnership to just 11 specialist organisations with a demonstrable track record, expertise and experience. We were selected as, and continue to be, the leading supplier of testing consultancy services to MCS.
Testing with Visual Studio
With the launch of Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft introduced a comprehensive suite of powerful testing tools. During the Beta stages of VS2010, Microsoft engaged with us to understand the market - a partnership that resulted in our joining Microsoft’s Visual Studio Inner Circle Partner Program. Today, we remain at the heart of Visual Studio testing.
In 2011, we became the first testing consultancy in the world to achieve Microsoft’s Gold Application Lifecycle Management Competency. With its hardened set of requirements, only a select elite will ever receive Microsoft’s Gold ALM standard: nFocus is privileged to be one of these select few.
Since then, we have been invited to present at numerous Microsoft events, and have developed the Quality Tools Deployment Planning Service – a service used by partners across the world to ensure a successful implementation of the testing functionality of Visual Studio. We also developed the testing areas within the ALM Assessment, and have an ALM Ranger – a member of a group of experts who promote collaboration between the Visual Studio product group, Microsoft Services and the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community by addressing missing functionality, removing adoption blockers, and publishing best practices and guidance based on real-world experience.
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