Microsoft Partner Network Competencies

Parabola currently holds competencies in the following areas and these are annually reviewed by Microsoft. "Competencies" are a Microsoft categorisation of business customer IT needs. The Gold/Silver level represents Microsoft's assessment of Parabola based upon the number of projects delivered recently and the breadth of our capability in a particular area.

Collaboration and Content (Gold)

Partners with this competency specialise in offering Microsoft SharePoint services, providing solutions that connect teams, improve access to information, and increase productivity.

Application Development (Silver)

Providing custom-developed solutions, building business applications, and creating advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud, partners with this competency are trusted experts in the Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, and emerging cloud-based and web business models.

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)

SDPS is a benefit for customers who buy SharePoint licences from Microsoft with Software Assurance.  The service to plan an effective SharePoint deployment is only available from recognised partners such as Parabola. This service offers customers consultancy and expertise in SharePoint. If you have any of the following license plans, get in touch to see how we can help you get more from your Software Assurance Investment.

  • Open value

  • Open value, company wide-subscription

  • Select license with software assurance

  • Select plus with software assurance

  • Enterprise agreement

Business Professional Certificate

In 2011 Parabola was awarded the Business Professional Certificate (BPC) by Intellect – the UK's independent software and technology association. Intellect's Business Professional Certificate (BPC) recognises IT SME's for their professionalism and commitment to continuous improvement by ensuring they have the key internal processes of sufficient quality and maturity.


Our project managers are PRINCE2 qualified as well as having many years project management experience. PRINCE2 is the de facto project management  methodology in the public sector and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. It embodies established and proven best practice in project management.