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Issue: Q1 2017

SCS Feature Article

Developing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure. Is Your Organization Ready? ​
Do you know what it takes for your organization to complete a successful BI project? If your organization doesn’t understand the process and isn't really ready for full BI adoption, any resulting BI infrastructure will not produce the desired ROI and competitive advantage. Read part one of this two-part article addressing what your organization needs to know before embarking on a BI project. Read article.

SCS Employee Spotlight

Get to Know Dan Gerold, Application Development Consultant ​
A valued part of the SCS team, Dan Gerold has spent his entire career with SCS having found both work-life balance and an outlet for his passion to solve problems and improve efficiencies. In the latest Employee Spotlight, Dan addresses life as an Application Development Consultant and what it is about SCS that’s kept him engaged throughout his career. Learn more about Dan.

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SCS News and Industry Updates

Now Available! Brian Larson’s Latest Book for SSRS 2016
SCS Chief Creative Officer Brian Larson has published his latest book “Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services, Fifth Edition.” This practical reference book covers the complete process of building and distributing reports, explains how to maximize all of the powerful, integrated SSRS capabilities; details the new Mobile Report Publisher, and includes useful detailed case studies and sample reports. Get a copy of your book today and then mark your calendar to attend the book signing on January 12. Learn more.

Congratulations John Gnazzo – Microsoft MVP
SCS is excited to announce that John Gnazzo has been recognized as a Microsoft Visual Studio and Development Technologies Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for a second year. Gnazzo, who is a Principal Application Development consultant at SCS, is one of just 189 Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVPs in the United States. The Microsoft MVP is an award that annually recognizes exceptional technologists and community leaders around the world who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft.

SCS Events

SCS Open House and Book Signing – Join us on Jan 12
Join SCS as we kick off the New Year with an Open House. It's also an opportunity to meet SCS Chief Creative Officer Brian Larson and get a signed copy of his latest book, “Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services, Fifth Edition.” Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pmRegister here.

Superior Spotlight Blog

Power BI Ad Hoc Grouping
Get to know ad hoc grouping, the exciting feature recently added to Power BI. The latest blog from SCS details how to tap the Power BI ad hoc grouping for on-the-fly analysis without requiring changes to the underlying data model, essentially allowing you to view data aggregated in a way that was not anticipated when the data model was createdRead the blog.

SCS Testimonial

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– David Seffren, Vice President Information Technology, Dental Services Group

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