Document APIs Done Right

At Trailhead, we have built many enterprise-grade .NET APIs that deal with managing documents – files, photos, PDFs, etc – and in this blog I will distill some best practices that will help you optimize your API and download performance, reducing the processing burden and memory requirements for your API. These techniques work equally well […]

Migrating to the Cloud: How to Plan, Deploy, and Succeed the Trailhead Way

At Trailhead Technology Partners, we often help our customers navigate the complex world of migrating custom software applications to the cloud. For anyone thinking about undertaking such a project, I’ve outlined the whys and hows of Trailhead’s migration process below. I hope this is a helpful guide to get you started on your own migration […]

Azure Functions in Late 2022

I’ve been catching up with Azure Functions recently, and one thing I learned is that setting up your development environment, project structure and Azure DevOps pipeline is not as straightforward as I’d expect. The goal of this article is to help you with that. I recommend that you first read the guidelines for running C# […]

Create Your Free Azure and Cosmos DB Account

Creating a free Azure account Did you know you could create a free Microsoft Azure account for learning and testing purposes? Doing so will provide you with 12 months of free access to popular services, a $200 credit for the first 30 days, and access to the free tier of 25+ services. All you need […]

Getting Started with Azure Functions

Azure Functions is a serverless solution to run code in the cloud. The functions run inside a function app. You can develop functions directly in the Azure portal, or use VS Code or Visual Studio. I see the functions as a way to write small portions of code reacting to external events. These events are […]

Getting Started with Azure CLI

What is Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI) Azure CLI is a set of commands used to manage Azure resources. The advantages to using it are that you can access functionality not available in the portal, and you can automate your work. You can run commands in all different shells and operating systems, but for this post, […]

It’s Alive! My First Azure Bot Service

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says “bots are the new apps.” If that’s the case, then developers are going to need a cross-platform way to build those bots, just like they have cross-platform frameworks for building mobile app. Good news, because Microsoft has built just such a framework in their Azure Bot Service. Think of it […]

Restoring a SQL Server backup to Amazon RDS

The other day I was faced with this task, and ran into quite a few issues on the way. Despite intense googling and corresponding on the AWS forums, I ended up having to resolve it myself, so by blogging about it I hope it might make someone else’s experience smoother. RDS RDS (Relational Database Service) […]

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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