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FEBRUARY 2012
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Feature Article
SQL Server 2012 – Road-tested and ready for you to drive
By Brian Larson and Dan English

If one thing can be said about SQL Server 2012, it’s that it democratizes business data. Your IT department is going to fall for the technology in SQL Server 2012 as hard and fast as your company’s business users. In this article, the authors review its must-have features and what to consider before upgrading to SQL Server 2012 — and why you should upgrade sooner rather than later. Read more…


Employee Profile
Colin Landers, Network Services Consultant
Colin’s experience comprises a range of remarkable virtualization projects, including the consolidation of 75 physical servers into 25 virtual servers on a VMWare virtual infrastructure. Learn what this SCS consultant, who describes himself as having technology in his blood, sees as the most important technology trends right now. Read more…


Spotlight Blog
Sneak Preview: The Best of SQL Server 2012 from the Microsoft Development Team
The new SQL Server 2012 adds a number of exciting and innovative features to the SQL Server platform. To better understand the capabilities coming down the pike, two important members of the Microsoft development team shared their insights. Read more…


Case Study
How a Nonprofit Health Plan Avoided a Potential Loss of Millions
Learn how SCS helped an independent, nonprofit health plan that served more than 225,000 members in Minnesota and Wisconsin meet an aggressive deadline and avoid reductions in payment that could have measured in the millions of dollars. Read more…


Industry News
IT Industry Trends, Research and Developments
In this IT Services Update you’ll get an update on IT spending increases in 2012, what the top skills for the year are, and how low IT unemployment will challenge CIOs. You will also read about the “big data” trend and how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will affect IT organizations. Read more…


Awards & Recognition
Check out the following books authored by members of the SCS team for a deeper view into Microsoft SQL Server 2012:
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, Fourth Edition
Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Third Edition
Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View


Events

Webinar: An Inside Look at Microsoft SQL Server's New Business Intelligence Opportunities & Features
Wednesday, February 29, 1 p.m.

Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m.

Introduction to Data Mining using Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Thursday, May 17, 3 p.m.

For more information about these events, visit the events calendar by clicking here…


IN THIS ISSUE
Feature Article
Employee Profile

Superior Spotlight Blog
Client Success Story
Industry News
Events



JOIN US FOR A WEBINAR
Featuring “An Inside Look at Microsoft SQL Server's New Business Intelligence Opportunities & Features”

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
1 – 2:30 p.m. CT

Click here for details or to register.


SQL SERVER Q&A
What were the pertinent questions from the SQL Server 2012 Smart Dive Event Held January 26, 2012?

Take a look here — click on the question and you will find your answer!

Q:
Is there granular-level row security in Power View?
Q:
Is there a way to use Power View in a mobile environment?
Q:
Does Report Builder still exist in SS 2012?
Q:
How are Power View reports shared with others?


“Superior Consulting has been the IT development partner of Northern Star Council since 2007. Team SCS brings the highest quality developers and project managers to the process. The quality solutions developed by Superior Consulting have become core applications for Northern Star Council’s operations.” 

- Clint Andera
Information Systems Director, Northern Star Council, BSA

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