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Issue: Q3 2016


SCS Feature Article

Happy New Version: SQL Server 2016 is Finally Here! ​
It’s finally time to celebrate the release of SQL Server 2016, which came out at the beginning of June. The latest version contains new features everywhere you look. This article from SCS explores a few of the features that the SQL Server suite of products offers, that we guarantee will have you celebrating its release as well. Read article.

SCS Employee Spotlight

Get to Know John Thompson, Business Intelligence Consultant​
John Thompson joined SCS earlier this year and has already been seen as a great team player who is willing to learn. In the latest Employee Spotlight, he addresses life as a BI consultant at SCS and how it’s different from working in IT for a national restaurant chain. Learn more about John.

SCS News and Industry Updates

Don’t Miss SCS at PASS Summit 2016
Plan to join SCS at PASS Summit 2016 in Seattle, WA from Oct 25-28. SCS’ own Brian Larson will present two sessions during the Summit. “Effective Data Visualization with SQL 2016 - Data Near and Far,” is a day-long session that will explore the data visualization tools available through SQL Server 2016, and “Calculate, Aggregate & Filter: Truly Understanding DAX,” is a conference general session that will explore time analytics and hierarchies within DAX expressions. You don’t want to miss these sessions! Register to attend.

SCS Events

SCS Lunch & Learn - July 19​
Join SCS for a Lunch & Learn session about “Efficiently Developing Applications for Multiple Platforms.”
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
SCS Lunch & Learn - August 30​
Join SCS for a Lunch & Learn session that explores “A Tool for Every Need: Microsoft BI and Reporting Tools.”
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Superior Spotlight Blog

Mapping Stored Procedure Output to POCO Class
Need a work around to execute Stored Procedures, a group of SQL statements that form a logical unit and perform a particular task? The latest blog from SCS provides great tips for those looking to easily map a result set from a stored procedure into a POCO classRead the blog.

SCS Client Success Story

Structured Ad Hoc Reporting
Learn how the SCS custom reporting tool has allowed a group of franchisees to save a significant amount of time when generating operational data for their facilities. Read more.

SCS Testimonial

“SCS has been indispensable in helping us conduct database development in Tessitura. They have helped us with report writing and report conversions, done SQL scripting for data cleansing and transformation, created custom business intelligence and data warehousing, and designed Tessitura customizations for member and donor benefit tracking and fulfillment. In addition, they have conducted server setup and configuration for a high availability cluster for SQL server and a SharePoint server environment. They know how to combine their IT expertise with our business needs and help us come to the best possible solution for the problem at hand. It has been a pleasure working with them.”

– Joel Miles, Director of IT, Science Museum of Minnesota

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