Microsoft SQL Server DevelopersMicrosoft SQL Server Consulting Services

Custom SQL Server Database Development and Database-Driven Web and Windows Applications

Microsoft SQL Server on AzureFMS has created custom solutions and commercial products with Microsoft SQL Server since 1994. Our SQL Server solutions are commonly created with Visual Studio .NET and deployed on Windows, web and mobile platforms. We have experience with traditional hosting and cloud solutions on Windows Azure and SQL Azure.

You can learn more about some of our projects on our Success Stories page.

Our Microsoft SQL Server Consulting Services

Depending on your needs, we can provide you with a variety of Microsoft SQL Server and database design consulting services.

New Application Development

  • New application design and integration with existing applications and databases
  • Strategic planning on how, where, and when Microsoft SQL Server should be used in your organization and across platforms
  • Creating applications based on SQL Server data with Visual Studio .NET, LightSwitch, Microsoft Access, Android, Azure Cloud, and other development platforms.
  • Data analysis and reporting solutions using SQL Server Reporting Services, ActiveReports, and Crystal Reports
  • Usability testing
  • Performance and load testing
  • Any other needs related to Microsoft SQL Server database design, prototyping, development, testing, documentation, deployment, testing and support

Supporting and Enhancing Existing Databases

  • Reviewing and applying Best Practices to existing SQL Server databases:
    • Database design
    • Performing structural optimization and improving performance
    • Establishing or reviewing development and deployment processes
    • Health monitoring of your application and lowering the cost and risk of ongoing maintenance
  • Migrating existing Microsoft Access and Visual Basic application to ASP.NET, SQL Server, and Azure or creating hybrid solutions that leverage your existing investment in Microsoft Access with new features to extend it to the web
  • Quality assurance services
  • Backup, restore, business continuity and disaster recovery processes

Migrate to SQL Server in the Azure Cloud

Microsoft SQL Azure Databases

We are very experienced using SQL Server databases in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and migrating Microsoft Access applications to it.

Microsoft will host your SQL Server database in a secure data center starting at only $5 a month with no additional licensing or hardware fees. Three mirrored copies of the database are always running to ensure redundancy, and more resources are available to scale to massive size and traffic. You can even host the database in multiple data centers for improved security and performance.

SQL Azure also maintains transaction logs to offer advanced backup services to recover a database for any moment in the past week, month or more depending on service level.

Here are some papers we've written on managing SQL Server databases on the Azure cloud:

Upsizing Microsoft Access Databases to SQL Server

Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing

We are world class technical experts on migrating Microsoft Access databases to SQL Server, including SQL Express and SQL Azure.

We were hired by the Microsoft SQL Server team to spearhead a national campaign to share our experience and educate the community about upsizing Access databases to SQL Server.

Technologies and Services

Why Choose FMS?

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held, small business. Our clients include businesses of all sizes, non-profits, and local and federal government agencies. Our developers serve many local clients in the Mid-Atlantic, Washington DC metropolitan area. We also have clients across the country from California to Massachusetts, and Alaska to Florida, in addition to our international clients. Many of our custom solutions are deployed around the world with language localization support.

Risk Free Assessment

With our experience, extensive code library, and tested processes, FMS offers great solutions at very competitive prices. Email or call us at 703-356-4700 to learn more about our consulting services and how our staff of full-time professionals can help you. FMS is located in Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC.