English one of only 3 SQL Server Microsoft MVPs in the state of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN – August 22, 2013 – Superior Consulting Services (SCS), a technology firm that combines highly experienced IT professionals with Microsoft products and tools to solve business problems, today announced Dan English, SCS Business Intelligence Practice Manager, has been awarded Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the fourth consecutive year. English is one of only three SQL Server MVPs in the state of Minnesota, and one of only 316 worldwide.
The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders around the world who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. As a SQL Server business intelligence professional, Dan is committed to learning and sharing the latest Microsoft developments which include technologies such as Microsoft Office, Office 365, and SharePoint.
“Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts,” said Richard Kaplan, Corporate Vice President, Customer and Partner Advocacy, Microsoft Corporation. “MVPs are technology’s best and brightest, and we are honored to welcome Dan as one of them.”
To be considered for the Microsoft MVP Award, nominees are reviewed by a panel of MVP team members and Microsoft product groups, who evaluate each nominee’s technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past 12 months. The panel considers the quality, quantity and impact of each nominee’s work before selecting the year’s winners. Nominees from around the world compete to win the Microsoft MVP Award.
“The Microsoft MVP Award is a rare award,” said John Miller, President of SCS. “Dan is one of only three MVPsin the SQL Server category in the entire state of Minnesota, and one of 316 worldwide. He continues to deliver our clients in Minnesota the most advanced business solutions using Microsoft products. The Minnesota market is fortunate to have a skilled resource like Dan at their fingertips. We congratulate Dan on this recognition.”
About Dan English
Dan has worked with Microsoft technologies for 17 years, including more than ten years of experience with data warehousing and business intelligence. He has been featured by Redmond Channel Partner as a top 10 U.S.-based MVP in 2011. As Business Intelligence Practice Manager with SCS, English is an experienced data warehouse architect and data acquisition lead with additional knowledge in requirements gathering, data modeling, Analysis Services development, reporting, and business intelligence delivery. He is co-author of the book “Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View” and is contributing editor to “Visual Intelligence: Microsoft Tools and Techniques for Visualizing Data.”
About Superior Consulting Services
Superior Consulting Services, LLC (SCS) became a Microsoft Certified Partner in 1998, grew to a Gold Certified Partner in 2006, and is now an active member of the Microsoft Partner Network with a Gold Competency in Business Intelligence and Application Development. We are also active in the Small Business Specialist Community in addition to having Silver Competencies in the Data Platform and Midmarket Solution Provider areas. The firm proudly serves its clients, with their best interest in mind, to deliver solutions in four core areas: business intelligence (BI) and reporting, application development, network services and special projects. Companies including Symbology, Inc., UCare Minnesota and AonBenfield rely on Superior Consulting Services’ highly skilled IT professionals and value the firm for its integrity, professionalism, responsiveness and innate desire to leave a lasting, positive impact. For more information about Superior Consulting Services visit www.teamscs.com.