We've just attained our Microsoft Silver Partner competency for Application Development. Have we magically become better at what we do - not at all. It is nice though to have the formal recognition and the benefits are awesome. We also get some shiny new logos to use.
Silver Partners for Application Development
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 and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models.
By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.