Trailhead Interviewed on The Azure DevOps Podcast

In the quickly evolving landscape of software, keeping pace with advancements is crucial to avoid having your application become a dreaded “legacy” application. Recently, Trailhead’s very own Jonathan “J.” Tower had the privilege of being a featured guest on The Azure DevOps Podcast with Jeffrey Palermo. During this insightful conversation, J. and Jeffrey discussed the […]

A Strapi Headless CMS Quick Start Guide

Introduction In the rapidly evolving realm of content management systems, the notion of a “headless” content management system (CMS) has gained significant traction due to its adaptability and scalability. Strapi is an exceptional example of such a headless CMS, offering valuable features for developers, content creators, and business owners alike. This comprehensive guide will explore […]

Are You Prepared for the End of Xamarin Support?

In October 2022, Microsoft announced that Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms apps will no longer be supported after May 1, 2024, which is just eight months from the writing of this post. The reason for this deadline is that Xamarin is being replaced by its successor technology, .NET MAUI. What Happens if You Do Nothing? Most likely, […]

Using Private NuGet Feeds with .NET MAUI and Azure Pipelines

As you may already know, there’s no App Center support for .NET MAUI yet (and possibly won’t be). Trailhead is using Azure Pipelines for many of our projects, including for generating our mobile builds and distributing them to the app stores (Apple and Android). One of the challenges when you do this is bringing in […]

Integrating ChatGPT into Your Quality Assurance Workflow

The Power of ChatGPT for Quality Assurance Greetings, dear readers! This exploration focuses on how the integration of AI language models like ChatGPT into Quality Assurance (QA) operations can serve as a transformational tool. It is important to bear in mind that while ChatGPT is an emerging tool offering numerous benefits, it should primarily be […]

GitHub vs. Azure DevOps: Which Is Right for Your Development Team

In this blog, I want to dive into a debate that is happening in software teams all over the world right now as I write this sentence: Should we use GitHub or Azure DevOps for our source control, team collaboration, and DevOps? At Trailhead, we understand the significance of choosing the right tools for your […]

.Net MAUI + Azure Pipelines + iOS TestFlight!

In this post, I want to show you how to publish a .NET MAUI app via TestFlight from an Azure Pipeline. These tools allow you to create cross-platform Android and iOS apps, then use pipelines to build the app any time its code changes, and deploy an unofficial version of the app to a group […]

Handling Time Zone Challenges in Software Testing

Time Zones Are Challenging Without a doubt, time and time zones is one of the most “painful” and difficult topics for everyone who is involved in software development in one way or another. And we are not even talking about major international projects that may affect various countries and continents. It’s enough to understand that […]

Our Process for Designing an App Logo

Why Do I Need to Design an App Logo? Whenever Trailhead starts designing an app logo, we believe it’s more than just creating something that looks good. Rather, an app logo should convey your app’s purpose, as well as your company’s values, mission, and personality. This blog post will take you through Trailhead’s creative process […]

Infrastructure as Code: Custom Software’s Best Friend

In this blog, I want to shine a light on the practical benefits that Infrastructure as Code (IaC) brings to software development projects. I’ll show you how defining our applications’ infrastructure needs in the form of code can more easily automate provisioning, achieve consistency, improve collaboration, and streamline many of our workflows.  I’m going to […]

Montage Portal

Montage Furniture Services provides furniture protection plans and claims processing services to a wide selection of furniture retailers and consumers.

Project Background

Montage was looking to build a new web portal for both Retailers and Consumers, which would integrate with Dynamics CRM and other legacy systems. The portal needed to be multi tenant and support branding and configuration for different Retailers. Trailhead architected the new Montage Platform, including the Portal and all of it’s back end integrations, did the UI/UX and then delivered the new system, along with enhancements to DevOps and processes.


We’ve logged countless miles exploring the tech world. In doing so, we gained the experience that enables us to deliver your unique software and systems architecture needs. Our team of seasoned tech vets can provide you with:

Custom App and Software Development

We collaborate with you throughout the entire process because your customized tech should fit your needs, not just those of other clients.

Cloud and Mobile Applications

The modern world demands versatile technology, and this is exactly what your mobile and cloud-based apps will give you.

User Experience and Interface (UX/UI) Design

We want your end users to have optimal experiences with tech that is highly intuitive and responsive.


This combination of Agile software development and IT operations provides you with high-quality software at reduced cost, time, and risk.

Trailhead stepped into a challenging project – building our new web architecture and redeveloping our portals at the same time the business was migrating from a legacy system to our new CRM solution. They were able to not only significantly improve our web development architecture but our development and deployment processes as well as the functionality and performance of our portals. The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Trailhead has proven themselves to be a valuable partner.

– BOB DOERKSEN, Vice President of Technology Services
at Montage Furniture Services

Technologies Used

When you hit the trails, it is essential to bring appropriate gear. The same holds true for your digital technology needs. That’s why Trailhead builds custom solutions on trusted platforms like .NET, Angular, React, and Xamarin.


We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

  • Project Management
  • Architecture
  • Web App Development
  • Cloud Development
  • DevOps
  • Process Improvements
  • Legacy System Integration
  • UI Design
  • Manual QA
  • Back end/API/Database development

We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

Our Gear Is Packed and We're Excited to Explore with You

Ready to come with us? 

Together, we can map your company’s tech journey and start down the trails. If you’re set to take the first step, simply fill out the contact form. We’ll be in touch – and you’ll have a partner who cares about you and your company. 

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