New events soon.
New events soon.
Tuesday, April 3; 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST. SharePoint: Its New Features and Capabilities. Complimentary lunch will be served. This session presented by Travis Thompson, will give you an understanding of the new features in SharePoint and SharePoint Online. It will include demonstrations of real-world uses of SharePoint and SharePoint Online using Microsoft Forms, Office 365 Group Team Sites and more. Register Here.
Tuesday, May 8th; 7:45 am – 9:15 am CST. **Note Time Change! An Overview of Power BI. Complimentary breakfast will be served. Register Here.
OR if you’d rather do a lunch session…
Tuesday, May 8th; 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST. An Overview of Power BI. Complimentary lunch will be served. Register Here.
While some names are merely marketing hype, Microsoft’s Power BI lives up to its name. As a self-service business intelligence tool, Power BI empowers business users. It provides them with both the access and the analytical ability to make strong, data-driven decisions while freeing IT resources to focus on other critical priorities. This session will provide those new to Power BI a solid understanding of the data analytics and data visualization made possible for the everyday business user by the Power BI toolset. Those already familiar with Power BI will gain new insight into ways Power BI can be leveraged for effective decision-making.
Tuesday, September 18; 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST. A Tool For Every Need – Microsoft BI and Reporting Tools. Complimentary lunch will be served. Today there are a variety of data visualization tools across a number of platforms. Determining the best tool to use for a given purpose can be confusing. This session will demonstrate multiple business intelligence tools and fit them into a coherent picture. We will discuss when and how your organization can leverage these tools to gain the greatest productivity and insight. Register Here.
February 13, 2018 – Travis Thompson, John Gnazzo, and Brian Larson presented a Lunch and Learn about the “Business Benefits of Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services”. This L&L included demonstrations of real-world uses of Amazon Web Services to provide fault tolerance and to created custom applications from predefined building blocks.
November 14, 2017 – Lunch and Learn at Superior Consulting Services office in Burnsville, MN – with Lily Vergara and Advanced Analytics with Power BI.
October 7, 2017 – Superior Consulting Services was a Silver Sponsor of SQLSaturday #682 held at Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102, where two of our consultants presented. Advanced Analytics in Power BI with Lily Vergara and Keys to a Successful Business Intelligence/Analytics Project with Brian Larson
September 18, 2017 – Birdie sponsor for the LifeSource Golf Classic.
September 12, 2017: Keys to Successful BI Projects – Lunch & Learn. Your organization is contemplating a business intelligence/data analytics project, now what?
April 29, 2017. Miles of Smiles Heart Walk 2017. SCS’ COO, Lisa Schmid, led team Miles Of Smiles in honor and memory of her brother and SCS team member, Brad Miller, at the 2017 American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. For the 6th year, Miles of Smiles will be helping to make a difference for those with heart disease.
February 21, 2017. SCS participated in the Nonprofit Communications and Technology Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Learn how we can help your organization reduce costs and increase efficiency through improved data management and reporting, leveraging cloud infrastructure, and creating custom operational software.
January 12, 2017. Celebratory book signing Open House with Brian Larson. Brian also hosted four complimentary half hour demos.
November 29, 2016 – Unleash the Power of Power BI. While some names are merely marketing hype, Microsoft’s Power BI lives up to its name. As a self-service business intelligence tool, Power BI empowers business users. It provides them with both the access and the analytical ability to make strong, data-driven decisions while freeing IT resources to focus on other critical priorities. This session provided those new to Power BI a solid understanding of the data analytics and data visualization made possible for the everyday business user by the Power BI toolset. Those already familiar with Power BI gained new insight into ways Power BI can be leveraged for effective decision-making.
November 14, 2016 – Brian Larson presented at the Western Wisconsin PASS.
October 25-28, 2016. SCS’ Brian Larson presented a full day Pre-con Session of “Effective Data Visualization with SQL 2016 – Data Near and Far” in addition to a general session of “Calculate, Aggregate & Filter: Truly Understanding DAX” at the Pass Summit 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
October 1, 2016 – SQL Saturday MN. Brian Larson hosted two sessions “Life on the Road: the Mobile Report Publisher” and “Calculate, Aggregate & Filter: Truly Understanding DAX“.
September 22, 2016 – SCS sponsored the Western Wisconsin PASS group.
September 7, 2016 – Brian Larson presented “Effective Data Visualization with SQL 2015 – Data Near and Far” at the 24 Hours of PASS – Summit Preview.
August 30, 2016 – A Tool For Every Need – Microsoft BI and Reporting Tools. Microsoft offers several reporting and data visualization tools across a number of platforms. Determining the best tool to use for a given purpose can be confusing. This session demonstrated each of the Microsoft business intelligence tools and fit them into a coherent picture. Discussion included when and how your organization should leverage each of these tools to gain the greatest productivity and insight.
July 19, 2016 – Efficiently Developing Applications for Multiple Platforms. We work in an environment where our customers and partners look for information using a multitude of devices – desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones. It can be challenging to efficiently develop application for these varying platforms. This session explored application development approaches to allow your organization to deploy one set of code across multiple platforms, improving productivity and reducing development and maintenance costs.
May 3, 2016 – Predictive Analytics and Azure Machine Learning. Predictive Analytics allows us to find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data. Once identified, these patterns and relationships allow us to make better predictions and analysis. We examined Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning environment and its ability to quickly and easily provide insights derived from predictive analytics. The Azure Machine Learning environment simplifies the analytics process and permits any size organization to harness the power of predictive analytics.
April 9, 2016 – SCS attended SQL Saturday-Madison. Brian Larson presented “Effective Reporting through SSRS Advanced Authoring Features” and Jared Zagelbaum covered “SQL Server 2016 – New Security Features”.
March 29, 2016 – Securing Your Infrastructure and Your Data. With news of high-profile breaches and hacks seeming to come almost weekly, security has never been more of a concern. This session presented techniques your organization can use to protect its electronic information. We looked at information in multiple formats (documents, database records, etc.) and various states (Within the storage systems, in transit within your network, in transit on the Internet, etc.). Tap into the expertise of session leader, Brian Larson, and the SCS Infrastructure team to learn how your organization can secure your infrastructure data.
February 23, 2016 – Building Better Web Applications Using the ASP.NET MVC Architecture was presented at SCS in Burnsville. Browser-based web applications are the focus of most desktop development efforts today. The traditional approach to these applications can be complex –difficult to build and even harder to troubleshoot and maintain. Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC architecture offers an effective approach to standardizing and simplifying web application development. This session provided a high-level understanding of the ASP.NET MVC architecture and explored the advantages this architecture brings to your organization.
January 26, 2016 – Lunch & Learn at Superior Consulting Services – New and Exciting – SQL Server 2016. This session explored the new features of 2016 with a focus on how they can be leveraged by your organization to better manage data and turn it into meaningful analytics.
January 12, 2016 – Brian Larson presented “Effective Data Visualization” at the West Wisconsin PASS User Group in Eau Claire (Altoona).
November 17, 2015 – Lunch & Learn – Leveraging Mobile Platforms was presented at SCS. Today, smart phones, tablets, and other similar platforms abound. How can your organization ensure it is well represented in these mobile environments? This session demonstrated multiple approaches to creating a mobile presence. The pros, cons and development costs of each approach were discussed.
November 12-14, 2015 – Lisa Schmid accepted SCS’ TechServe Excellence award at the TechServe Alliance Conference & Tradeshow in Palm Springs, California.
October 27-30th, 2015 – Brian Larson presented “Visualizing Geographic and Geometric Data” at this years’ Pass Summit in Seattle, WA.
October 13, 2015 – SCS presented the Lunch and Learn: SharePoint – Beyond Document Management: SharePoint provides an effective solution for managing and versioning documents. However, if that is your view of SharePoint, you are only seeing part of the story. This session demonstrated the range of features available in SharePoint for process management, data visualization, intranet, and much more.
October 10, 2015 – SCS sponsored SQL Saturday #453 – Minnesota. at St. Thomas Graduate Campus – Schulze Hall, 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403.
July 18, 2015 – Brian Larson presented at South Dakota’s first SQLSaturday #427 – Sioux Falls. Read more here.
June 10, 2015 – SCS’ Brian Larson presented an online training class for SQL Server Pro. See “The Power Pivot/Tabular Model” on demand here.
June 2, 2015 – The “New” Power BI Service Walk through was presented by Dan English at the Microsoft BI User Group Meeting in Edina, MN.
May 30, 2015 – SCS’ Rick Bielawski presented at SQL Saturday – #394 in Iowa City, IA.
May 12 & 13, 2015 – SCS presented the Lunch & Learn topic The Power of Power BI. While names can be merely marketing hype, in this case Microsoft’s Power BI environment lives up to its name. This session will provide those new to Power BI a solid understanding of the data analytics and data visualization made possible by the Power BI toolset. Those already familiar with Power BI will gain new insight into ways Power BI can be leveraged by your organization for effective decision making. Brian Larson presented “Self-Service Analytics: Empowering Business users with Power BI” at TechFuse.
April 11, 2015. Rick Bielawski and Dan English spoke at SQLSaturday in Madison, WI
November 4-7, 2014 – Brian Larson presented “Tuples, Sets, and Members: Understanding the Basics of MDX” at the Pass Summit 2014 in Seattle, WA
October 25, 2014 – SCS was one of the sponsors for the Oct 25th SQL Saturday at the University of Minnesota! There were four SCS presentations featuring:
Dan English – “Getting Down with Power Query and Power Map”
Eric Ness – “Making Professional Networking Effective and Enjoyable”
Brian Larson – “Structured Ad Hoc Reporting-Case Study of an Oxymoronic Reality”
Rick Bielawski – “Mastering queries into XML data”
October 9, 2014 – MindSurf at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Check out Dan English and his presentation on “Delivering Self-Service BI with Power” and see Eric Ness presenting “Forecasting: Methods and Benefits”.
August 21, 2014 – Brian Larson: Presenting for the PASS Business Analytics Virtual Chapter
May 8, 2014 – MinnSUG Meeting — SCS’ Eric Ness presented along with Dr. Ajmani at 1 PM. Agenda
April 22, 2014 – TechFuse Conference — Brian Larson, SCS’ CTO and Partner, presented “Looking through the Windshield: Creating Forward-Looking Dashboards and KPIs.” SCS is also a Silver Sponsor of the conference.
March 29, 2014 – Dan English presented “Delivering Self-Service BI with Power” at the SQLSaturday Pre-Conference Session in Madison.
March 28, 2014 – Dan English presented “Self Service BI to the Max” at the SQLSaturday Pre-Conference Session in Madison.
December 4, 2013 – Dan English spoke at the Microsoft BI User Group Meeting
October 12, 2013 – Three SCS team members presented at SQL Server Saturday, #238, the Fourth Annual Minnesota Edition: Mark Knutson presented, “The care and feeding of your adolescent SQL Server;” Eric Ness presented, “Data Mining Deep Dive: Clustering;” and William Weber presented, “They Say We Shouldn’t, But Let’s Do It Anyway – Advance Tabular Model Techniques.”
June 4, 2013 – Will Weber presented at the MS BI User Group meeting
April 27, 2013 – Eric Ness spoke at the SQL Saturday in Fargo, ND
March 5, 2013 – Brian Larson, SCS VP of Technology, presented “Effective Reporting through SSRS Advanced Authoring Features” at the Microsoft BI User Group.
March 21, 2013 – MN TechFuse – Sessions presented by SCS’ Dan English & Brian Larson – Minneapolis, MN
September 29, 2012 – Brian Larson, SCS VP of Technology and Dan English, Principal Business Intelligence Consultant, presented “Unlocking Insight: Be a Data Hero” at the SQL Server Saturday event held at the University of Minnesota- Keller Hall
May 19, 2012 – American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, Minneapolis, MN
In honor and memory of our friend and colleague Brad Miller, his sister and SCS team member, Lisa Schmid, is led a team in the Minneapolis Heart Walk.
May 16-17, 2012 – TechFuse Technical Conference, Minneapolis, MN
February 29, 2012 – Webinar: An Inside Look at Microsoft SQL Server’s New Business Intelligence Opportunities & Features
January 26, 2012 – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Live Demo & Review
November 11, 2011 – Minnesota SQLSaturday #99
October 29, 2011 – Twin Cities SharePoint Saturday: SCS BI Consultant Dan English presented “Inside PerformancePoint”
October 18, 2011 – PASSMN October Monthly Meeting: SCS BI Consultant Dan English presented “Introduction to BI Semantic Model & Delivering Self-Service Reporting with ‘Crescent’”
October 14, 2011 – PASS Summit 2011: SCS BI Consultant Dan English led a table discussion on “Crescent—Bringing Your Data to Life” during the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Lunch
March 22, 2011 – MN Microsoft BI User Group Meeting: SCS BI Consultant Dan English presented “Leveraging PowerPivot”
Superior Consulting Services (SCS) is a Microsoft Gold Certified technology firm providing innovative solutions that enable our clients to solve business problems. We use Microsoft products and tools to provide custom solutions to small- to medium-sized businesses in the Twin Cities, as well as large companies in the area and across the U.S.