Hire Microsoft-certified .NET experts
Developing custom Microsoft solutions since 2001
Shinetech Microsoft-certified .NET experts bring technical and business expertise to your team through a wide array of skills and competencies. As your development partner, we will find the best way to integrate Microsoft solutions into your business infrastructure to increase performance, productivity, and efficiency.
Our .NET-related certifications
Custom .NET solutions that fit your business needs
Microsoft is prominent in the software development industry, and businesses of all sizes in many different niches use Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), and Microsoft Azure, with over 200 tools. What ties all these tools together is .NET, allowing you to connect these products to .NET systems via custom development or use them as standalone software.
That’s precisely what we specialize in – we develop, maintain, and deploy custom .NET solutions for Enterprise Systems, Web Apps, and other custom software. And since .NET is the basis for Microsoft products – Azure or low-code solutions like Dynamics 365, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365 – we also specialize in leveraging these products and integrating them into .NET infrastructures.
Being Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and having certified developers allows us to leverage Microsoft products and bring value to our customers. We also follow the latest trends in software development and security, and have direct access to Microsoft’s best practices and technical support, which allows us to sort out bugs in the code quickly. That way, we can figure out what works best in specific circumstances.
Our dedicated developers also bring value through gaining a deep understanding of your business and pairing your needs with Microsoft’s solutions to find the best fit. Shinetech dedicated developers approach each project differently, but always with the same goal in mind – how to use Microsoft products to your advantage.
Dedicated .NET development for Enterprise systems, Web Apps, and Custom Software
Shinetech software engineers mainly specialize in providing functional .NET-based software. We develop, maintain, and deploy large systems that rely on .NET software infrastructure. .NET is a versatile development platform that consists of runtimes, languages, and libraries – all that is needed to develop any app you imagine. With .NET, you can cover almost everything a software development team needs to create all kinds of apps.
.NET represents the technical side of Microsoft solutions. All software families we mention below use .NET to various degrees, so understanding this software development ecosystem is a must if you’re planning to leverage Microsoft’s apps or you need to create custom solutions that rely on the same apps.
Our .NET development stack
Our .NET software engineers specialize in
Dedicated .NET development – building custom .NET solutions
.NET legacy systems upgrades
Microsoft SQL database management
Azure cloud services
Advising on the best practices in implementing Microsoft products
Developing highly configurable Microsoft SharePoint systems
Developing custom solutions in Microsoft 365
Dynamics 365 Enterprise ERP and CRM solutions
Azure and low-code custom development
Shinetech software engineers also specialize in Azure and low-code custom development so that we can effectively connect them to .NET systems. We want to put our expertise to fair use and provide a recap of what you can expect should you decide to implement or build upon them. We have been working with Microsoft products since 2001, so we wanted to share some information we think businesses of all sizes can benefit from.
Benefits: Azure cloud is big. Really big. It has 18 service categories and more than 200 services. You can use it as a platform, infrastructure, or standalone software detached from your central databases. How you plan to use your data dictates whether you’re moving your whole data infrastructure to the cloud or using the cloud as an addition to your existing infrastructure. You can also make this infrastructure private or public and can build, deploy, and manage all kinds of applications through it. This versatility is beneficial when working with sensitive data that you need to keep on-premise at all times. You need to provide various clearance levels for accessing the data, but you can do this quickly through data segmentation and setting up permissions.
Challenges: Azure gets complex fast, and with complexity, costs build up quickly since it uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model. So, paying close attention to how resources are utilized is a must when relying on Azure.
Benefits: Azure Mobile is a part of Azure, but it deserves more attention since it has many benefits for mobile development. Setting up Azure Mobile is quick and easy, and you can almost instantly scale the resources up and down to fit your needs. That way, you don’t need to plan resources in advance; you can figure those out as you go.
Azure Mobile also offers mobile-backend-as-a-service – it requires minimal coding and allows you to focus on the app logic. Of course, this primarily depends on the complexity of the app you’re developing, but even then, coding is easier when you already set up the backend.
Challenges: Azure Mobile apps can use offline sync data. If your data is in a local SQL database such as SQLite, Azure allows you to work with the data in real-time and then sync it with the central database once you are back online. However, you need to properly set up syncing and metadata or risk unintentionally overwriting old but relevant data.
Microsoft's low-code solutions
Below are some of Microsoft’s low-code solutions we worked with in the past, so we wanted to point out some benefits and some limitations we encountered. They’re called low-code because you get many functionalities out-of-the-box, so deploying and maintaining their standard functionalities usually doesn’t require expert software engineers. Microsoft focuses on providing low-code solutions to help businesses cut development costs and immediately see a boost in productivity, should you decide to go with their software.
Low-code solutions: Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and SharePoint
Benefits: Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365, is a set of web-based and on-premise apps designed to help businesses run their daily operations.
Apart from well-known apps like Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, or PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 contains some more obscure apps that increase productivity within a team. All Microsoft 365 apps function as intended after installing them or logging in, so you don’t need to tweak them further.
Challenges: Although Microsoft 365 is a powerful productivity tool, it comes with potential compatibility issues you need to overcome. It won’t work on all systems, and something you need to be mindful of is if your infrastructure can fully support this suite.
Benefits: Microsoft Dynamics 365 is built upon Azure and offers a large set of connected, versatile apps and services. You can track marketing and customer experience, integrate data and business logic, manage business processes, and a lot more.
Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are especially popular since they’re straightforward to implement.
You can also use data from other Microsoft products and implement it into Dynamics 365 since they all share the same Common Data Model (CDM). This helps you customize how the apps communicate, share data, get predictive insights, and make more informed decisions.
The CDM also lets developers customize solutions and easily create new apps since there are almost no data transferring and compatibility issues.
Challenges: Implementing Dynamics 365 in a general business with established processes and defined parameters is straightforward. Things get complicated when implementing Dynamics into a niche, non-Microsoft reliant business. Compatibility, communication, and data transfer issues are common in this scenario, often forcing users to input data manually.
Benefits: SharePoint is a collaboration and document management platform. It is a beast on its own – a massive and powerful tool that exists primarily on the company’s intranet. SharePoint is a part of Microsoft 365 but can also be used as a standalone, on-premise app. You can integrate it with other Microsoft solutions and has an out-of-the-box set of functionalities. Companies can use SharePoint in two main ways – in a collaboration scenario and a communication scenario. Each use has its own set of functions, and you need to set them up properly since the document depositories grow quickly and turn into a mess even quicker. For this reason, Microsoft implemented metadata into SharePoint to help make sense of all resources stored on your intranet.
Challenges: Fully using SharePoint – installing plugins, fully customizing it, updating it without breaking it – requires extensive knowledge of its underlying functions, and non-technical users almost always find this task overwhelming. The more you use SharePoint, the more you need to maintain it. It’s best to plan the metadata, or you may not find what you’re looking for in your depository.
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