Microsoft development technologies continue to evolve rapidly into the enterprise, from the classic Visual Basic and SQL Server implementations to the latest in .NET, C# and web services architectures.
Since the mid 1990's OCS' commitment to excellence in developing custom Microsoft applications and delivering high quality accredited OCS Microsoft developers and resources to work with customers has grown in strength.
- Microsoft accredited OCS staff based developers
- Knowledge sharing and skills transfer
- OCS developers are experienced in a range of business sectors and processes with a broad domain knowledge
- Wide range of complementary services to support projects
- Off-site development facilities to minimise overheads
- Cost effective and competitive fee structures.
OCS has nearly 20 years experience of delivering a range of solutions based on Microsoft technologies, providing Consultancy, Support and Development for projects both on and off-site. OCS Microsoft developers are in experienced in a range of technologies including:
- C#/C++/Visual Basic (VB)/.NET 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0
- Legacy VB6 as well as VB7 and VB8
- SQL Server (2000, 2005, 2008, 2012)
- Microsoft SSRS, SSAS and SSIS development solutions
- Microsoft .NET Compact Framework and PDA/mobile devices
- Windows Forms development
- ASP/ASP.NET development
- SharePoint - both as a collaboration tool and as a document management product
- Windows 2000, 2003, 2005 Server technologies
- Desktop Support for Windows
OCS developers are experienced in a range of supporting technologies and applications:
- Exporting data for use in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, Visio)
- Internal research and development in new technologies such as Silverlight (for feature rich web content) and WPF (for feature rich windows applications)
- Flash development for websites
- Exporting data to Google Earth
- Integrating web based Java solutions with Microsoft solutions
- Content Management Systems (CMS) for undertaking website development for both intranet and internet applications
- Automated Load Testing Tools
- Configuring and maintaining VPNs
- Oracle and DB2 database
- Linux based systems
- Unix based systems (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX)
- Messaging technologies - MQ Series, EntireX.
Examples of Microsoft assignments
OCS has been providing highly pragmatic, results focused consultancy for over 30 years. The following is a sample of the different types of Microsoft technology based assignments that OCS has recently undertaken:
- Development of an Electronic Submission System (certified by ACORD) in .NET undertaken by a experienced OCS .NET Developer for a leading Insurance Company
- Managed the development of an Administration System in .NET using SOA for a major UK Betting Organisation
- Provision of experienced .NET developer to support an Insurance Underwriter in the development of an Accounts Auditing System
- Provision of a rainfall analysis and reporting system for a major UK Water Company using SharePoint
- Provision of a network planning tool to enable a major global telecoms company plan mobile phone networks
- Managed the development of a .NET on-line Account consolidation system for a Mutual Insurance Company
- Experienced .NET DeveloperuUndertook the development in Microsoft .NET of a Training Management System for one of the UK's leading Retail chains
- Provision of an interface between a Java messaging system and a Microsoft web application for a UK Insurance Company.
- UK Insurance BPO Company - Development and support of new Electronic Submission module for submitting London Market documentation to a central repository for processing using ACORD standard message protocol. Provision of a managed multi-disciplinary team utilising .NET 2.0/C#, SQL Server 2005 and Web Services technologies.
- International Insurance Broker - Development and support of a new Web application to facilitate on-line renewal of Solicitors Indemnity Insurance policies. Provision of a managed multi-disciplinary team utilising .NET 2.0/C# and SQL Server 2005 technologies. Support of application incorporated into an on-going application support service covering a portfolio of Desktop, Classic Microsoft and .Net applications.
- Provision of a .NET Developer team to a Government Agency promoting the UK globally - Development and support of a Global Gateway and UK School Linking Web portals to promote collaboration between schools and to provide a source of expert information to the teaching profession. Provision of a managed multi-disciplinary team utilising .NET 1.1/2.0 and SQL Server 2000/2005 technologies in combination with Immediacy CMS.
- International Mobile Telecomms Provider - Development and support of a Smart Client Network Planning Tool to enable forward planning of mobile network capacity to optimise infrastructure investment decisions. Provision of a managed multi-disciplinary team utilising .NET 2.0/C# and SQL Server Express technologies.
- Insurance Run-Off Organisation - Development and support of a new web application to automate the business processes for a major Insurance Scheme of Arrangement which had been previously undertaken by paper based methods alone. Provision of a managed multi-disciplinary .NET Developer team utilising .NET 1.1/C# and SQL Server 2000 technologies.
For further information regarding OCS' Microsoft services or to discuss our experiences of delivering Microsoft projects. please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8731 4338.