Brilliance earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

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

On achieving this technical distinction, Brilliance’s Director of Development Dave McDonald said, “The Brilliance team is committed to its values of learning and accountability. The Microsoft Silver Certification demonstrates this commitment to our employees, customers, and our technology partners. I am extremely proud of Mike, Drew, and the whole team for working together to achieve this goal.”

Brilliance developer Michael Clausing also sees additional client and personal benefits of becoming a Microsoft Silver partner and earning his Microsoft Silver certification. “I have been able to put the training for the certification to use through writing custom, front-end code for our clients. The extra practice and training greatly reduce the time it takes me to develop user interfaces and helps ensure they are implemented correctly.” His developer colleague, Drew Douglas, adds, “Microsoft is doing a great job of keeping its certifications relevant to modern web development. Meeting the goals of the exam has helped me stay abreast of the best user-interface techniques.”

“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 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, and emerging cloud-based and web business models.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

Milwaukee-based Brilliance Business Solutions is located at 135 W. Wells St and has provided clients with their web development and eCommerce expertise since 1998. Brilliance enables clients to expand their sales while minimizing their costs, whether implementing web-based stores for replacement parts, portals for sales reps to check pricing and inventory, or eCommerce sites integrated with back-office systems.

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