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Apr 13
Ken Baum Speaking Engagement to CINNUG April 28th, 2015

​Our Senior Principal Consultant, Ken Baum, will be speaking on the topic of "Lesser Known Design Patterns" at the monthly CINNUG meeting scheduled for April 28th, 2015 at 6:00pm.  The event is to be held at Max Technical Training Center in Mason, Ohio.

For more details visit: 

Please feel free to introduce yourself to Ken at the meeting!
Apr 13
Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Phil Japikse
​Phil Japikse will be speaking at Code PaLOUsa hosted by Louisville, KY .Net Meetup Group scheduled for April 27th-30th 2015.  Phil will be leading two 8 hour workshops covering the topics: Create XAML Applications in a Day and Applied Agile.  He will also be giving a breakout session titled Lessons Learned: Being Agile in a Waterfall World.

For more detailed information visit:

Please feel free to introduce yourself to Phil at the event!


Apr 13
April 24th 2015: Scott Brickey Speaking at SharePoint Cincinnati
​Mark your calendars!  Our very own SharePoint Practice Director, Scott Brickey, will be speaking at SharePoint Cincinnati. Scott will be discussing the topic of Exposing Line of Business Data with SharePoint.  For more detail on what the topic will cover please visit

Event Details:

NKU Metropolitan Education and Training Services (METS) Center Address: 3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

Meeting Agenda/Session Schedule:

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Apr 13
Welcome New Hire Phil Japikse!
​We have recently added Phil Japikse (international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP) to our consulting team here at Strategic Data Systems!  Phil is a passionate member of the .Net community and enjoys learning new technologies.  Phil is a self starter and is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve his skills.  He has been working with .NET since the first betas and developing software for over 30 years to date.  He has also been heavily involved in the agile community since 2005.

Currently, Phil sits as one of our Principal Consultants/Architects and is the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group ( as well as the Cincinnati Software Architect Group.  On his spare time, Phil also co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. 

We're elated to have Phil on board and we're excited about the possibilities that his talent will bring to new and existing clients.


Feb 23
CincyPASS- Data Integration in Hadoop with SSIS Meeting
​On Thursday, February 26th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Microsoft Corporation (4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, Ohio) will be hosting the SQL Server User Group Meeting. 

Come meet our team members and learn how Hadoop and Big Data can integrate into your enterprise environment today!

We hope to see you there!
Feb 23
CINNUG Meeting Tuesday February 24, at 6:00pm
​Special guest speaker, Phil Japikse will host a talk on MVVM for WPF with a sprinkling of NUI.  The meeting will be hosted at MAX Technical Training in Mason, Ohio.  PIZZA will also be provided.
Additional Details....

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza, CINNUG will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

Our SDS team members will be there!  Feel free to introduce yourself.  :)
Feb 10
Dayton .Net User Group
​SPOILER ALERT!  Our very own Mike Levy will be speaking at the Dayton .Net Users Group very soon.  We'll keep you posted with the date, time, location and topic(s) to be discussed.  We're looking forward to hearing what our Microsoft Practice Director has to say. 
Feb 10
Agile User Group Meeting- Cincinnati, Ohio

​Happy Tuesday!​

This week the Cincinnati Agile user group meeting is on Thursday, February 12.  See for more updates and information. 

A few of our team members will be there.  Make sure to go up and introduce yourself and of course if you're intersted in becoming a consultant of ours, we'll discretely take your information too.  :)
Jan 30
Strategic Data Systems New Website
Welcome to our new Strategic Data Systems website

Thank you for taking the time and looking at our new site.  I wanted to take the time and talk about how we created this Responsive site inside Office 365/SharePoint Online using BootStrap 3 as our front-end framework while still implementing core SharePoint features, even with anonymous access.

Everyone should now know that your website will need to be flexible for people accessing your information by laptop, tablet or mobile.  With responsive design you will have the same content working across multiple screen resolutions.  You can of course resize your browser to see the difference or look at the following image:


With new form factors (size of different devices) coming out every other month it would take too long to customize a site for each and every one.  We decided to target three different media queries with mobile first in mind:

@media screen and (min-width: 768px)
{ /* ... small devices... */ }
@media screen and (min-width: 922px)
{ /* ... medium devices... */ }
@media screen and (min-width: 1200px)
{ /* ... large/wide screen devices... */ }
Earlier I mention SharePoint features, one of the core benefits of using SharePoint is being able to use custom list for anything you need, blog posts, navigation, contacts, etc.  By calling the client-side object model (CSOM) I should be able to get a list by using a simple CAML query.  By now some of the Front-end SharePoint developers might be wondering how we are accomplishing this for anonymous access.  For the people who do not know, SharePoint Online (not on premise) blocks anonymous users from calling the CSOM to access list…

If you would like to know how this was accomplish, please look at our contact us page and reach out to us.  Also don't forget to follow us on social:

Jan 30
SDS New Website and Social Media Links!
​Our social media is finally in full swing.  Please look over interesting articles, company events and job postings!  There's a little something out there for everyone and we're looking forward to keeping these feeds up to date with current information.Here are the links:


Follow us ASAP and start retweeting!

Special Thanks to "Dave Botos" for helping me with the Twitter and Facebook designs! They look modern and very professional.
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