C-SAM support for older Microsoft Products – End of Life Notification

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Alex Wheeler under Blog, News, Technical
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  C-SAM will no longer be supporting the hosting of our applications on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 & Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005, and running them on Microsoft Windows XP & Microsoft Windows Vista. Following a survey distributed at the end of last year we are confident that this move will have little impact on our customer operations, […]

SQL Server 2005 – End of Microsoft Support

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Alex Wheeler under Blog, News, Technical
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From the 12th April 2016, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is no longer covered by Extended Support from Microsoft. This means that customers will no longer be offered security updates for the product. Recommended action is to upgrade to the latest version of SQL Server (at the time of writing the latest version is SQL Server 2014) or […]

Microsoft Silver Partner Renewal

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Alex Wheeler under Blog, News, Technical
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Today, C-SAM are proud to announce that we have renewed our Microsoft Partner status for a 4th consecutive year. In 2013 we gained a Silver competency in Application Development and we have been working hard to ensure that we retain this from year to year. Our participation in this programme gives us priority support and access […]

ScotNet Rocks!

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Alex Wheeler under Blog, News, Social, Technical
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On Thursday, 21st January, two of our developers attended the January Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group session held at the Robert Gordon University Garthdee campus.   This month’s speakers were Carl Franklin (@carlfranklin) and Richard Campbell (@richcampbell) from the highly popular US based .NET Rocks! developer podcast. The session was split into two, with a pizza break […]

Continuous Delivery Talk

Posted on September 18, 2015 by Alex Wheeler under News
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  On 10th September, C-SAM staff members Scott McKeand (Senior Software Developer) and Ally Murray (Software Developer) attended a second Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group talk.. The subject of the talk, Continuous Delivery, is concerned with the delivery of software to various environments but in an automated way. The idea behind it is to cut […]

Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform Talk

Posted on September 1, 2015 by Alex Wheeler under News
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On 27th August, C-SAM staff members Scott McKeand (Senior Software Developer) and Ally Murray (Software Developer) attended the Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group talk on Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) by Mike Taulty (Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft).   The User Group was formed in 2010 in order to create events […]

Work Experience Student at C-SAM

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Alex Wheeler under News
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This week C-SAM grew by one as we welcomed Hugh Fraser to the team as he joined us for his 5th year work experience. Hugh spent his week with 3 key members of the team learning various different disciplines including software development, project management, product management and marketing.   It was great to have you […]

C-SAM raise £1117 for local charity

Posted on June 9, 2015 by Alex Wheeler under News
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  The C-SAM team are absolutely over the moon to have raised a fantastic £1117.00 for local charity Aberdeen Cyrenians by running the 5K Color Me Rad run last weekend.   It was a chilly and windy day  ( we live in Aberdeen, what did we expect!) but the C-SAM team managed to cross the finish […]

Color Me Rad 2015! C-SAM Runner Profile – Ally Murray

Posted on June 5, 2015 by Alex Wheeler under News
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Over the last 6 months the C-SAM team have been training ( some more than others…) and fundraising to help support a great local charity Aberdeen-Cyrenians,  by running the 5K Color Me Rad race taking place in Aberdeen this Saturday. The whole team have done an absolutely fantastic job at fundraising having raised £1067.00, smashing […]

Color Me Rad 2015! C-SAM Runner Profile – Tom Wheeler

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Alex Wheeler under News
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Well we all can’t quite believe it but we are now down to the one week mark until this year’s 5k Color Me Rad! The team’s charity sponsorship efforts over that last three months has been fantastic and currently The C-SAM Avatars are sitting at £680.00!!!! A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored the team […]