Microsoft Consulting Services

Drive Innovation in your IT Infrastructure

Microsoft Consulting Services

We are not your typical Microsoft partner.​

Our Microsoft Consulting Services pair the strength of a full-service consulting firm with deep capabilities in business applications, modern work, security, data, AI, and Azure cloud.​

We’ve earned Microsoft’s Gold Partner status because of our expert ability to develop, deliver and support Microsoft Cloud solutions.

Our strategists, advisors and data consultants are here to help you envision and understand new possibilities for your business.



Our Microsoft Certified Professionals work alongside seasoned consultants from our Project Management and Process Excellence practice areas to customize solutions that meet your business needs.

Application Modernization

Power up critical business solutions and cloud strategy with SME. Build intelligent solutions on the Azure platform with expert guidance from our consultants.

Workplace Innovation

Improve employee productivity, satisfaction, and create more seamless communication and collaboration across locations and platforms while maintaining security.

Cloud Migration

Move legacy applications to Microsoft Azure cloud. We review existing architecture, dependencies, size and host of business factors to identify a migration strategy.

Let us use our Microsoft expertise to spark digital transformation within your organization.

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It's not necessarily always about having the latest and greatest technology to succeed, we believe it's about having a strategy and solution that works for your business.

Data and AI Innovation

Execute sound business intelligence strategies with SME's Microsoft Power BI consulting services. We define the BI strategy, architect and implement the needed infrastructure to turn data to powerful BI dashboards improving your enterprise decision-making.

Amazing things can be done with Power BI.

While it is designed to be an intuitive self-service tool for non-technical analysts, it has so many powerful, multifaceted, and nuanced features. We find that our customers often benefit from expert assistance.

We help our customers move more quickly along the learning curve and produce immediate consumable results.

Our certified Power BI and data consultants guide your Power BI journey every step of the way.

As a Gold Microsoft Partner in Data Analytics, SME is here to assess, organize, and turn your raw data into integrated and insightful Power BI reports and dashboards.

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Assessment and Strategy

Let us guide you through an assessment of your data analytics and reporting needs to provide you with a roadmap for implementing and adopting Microsoft Power BI in your organization, resulting in:

  • Recommendations on a Data Governance Program
  • Documentation of your current environment
  • Recommendations for data modeling and architecture
  • Best practices for systems integration and Power BI
  • Roadmap to design, develop, and enhance your Power BI
  • Estimate of time and effort needed for your data goals

Development and Integration

SME's experienced team of consultants deliver a flexible and full-service way to achieve a seamless and successful Power BI integration.

Our Power BI experts have tangible business and technical experience to deliver on expectations with quality and speed.

Through DevOps consulting and custom development, we have deployed many BI solutions across diverse industries—and we truly take the time to understand the dynamics of your enterprise. Together, with your stakeholders and teams, we do what works best for your unique business needs.


Put in place the best design and technical foundation for using Power BI focused on helping your business quickly realize your ROI, by working directly with our certified Power BI experts.

Our "Quick Win" Implementations Include:

  • Requirements and KPI definitions
  • Data mapping and modeling
  • Design and implementation of "quick win" dashboard
  • Testing, Roll-out, and Knowledge Transfer


Our training options are customized to your goals, users, and timeline. From virtual workshops for business analysts to instructor-led classroom training for administrators, we have the spectrum covered. Our over-the-shoulder training is popular with our customers because they are spending one on one time with our experts and being trained with their data and use cases.

Training is designed to increase user adoption, promote data literacy, expand self-service capabilities, and improve the maturity of your BI Program.

Data Management and Visualization

By helping our clients identify the right metrics and KPIs that indicate business drivers and enabling systems and data integrations, SME develops advanced and aggregated Power BI reports and dashboards so our clients can ‘see the big picture’ while not losing sight of the important details of their business. Focus areas include:

  • Data Engineering and Modeling
  • Data Warehousing and Integration
  • BI for Mobile and Desktop
  • Cloud Data Management

Managed DevOps

The fastest and easiest way to plan, build and ship software across multiple platforms. We help with operational management of your DevOps tools, such as installations, upgrades, configurations, as well as with the compute, storage and network resources.  
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Microsoft Azure allows you to deploy anywhere with your choice of tools.

Connect cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open-source technologies – for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.

Companies choose Azure because they can use the tools and open-source technologies that they already know and trust. No matter where you are in your journey, our team of Microsoft-certified Azure experts, including data warehouse consulting, will partner with you to help you make the most of your digital transformation. Our approach aligns to the industry-recognized Cloud Adoption Framework from Microsoft.

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Managed Services

Extend your Azure operations team with certified engineers, cloud-native tooling, and unmatched expertise in Windows and Linux workloads.

  • Monitoring
  • Proactive Incident Response
  • Patching and Backups
  • Security & Compliance

Migrations and Integrations

Migrate to the cloud quickly with our proven methodology for assessing, designing, and building Azure infrastructure.

  • Application Portfolio Assessment
  • TCO Analysis
  • Architecture Design
  • Environment Build
  • Migration with Azure Migrate

Azure Optimization

Uncover gaps and ensure your servers, SQL databases, and environments maintain continuous compliance, cost-efficiency, and are well-operated.

  • Well-Architected Review
  • Compliance Assessment
  • Cost Optimization
  • DevOps Strategy & Implementation

Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory is a fully managed, cloud-based data integration and migration service. It allows businesses to transfer, centralize, store, publish and monitor the data from diverse sources.

SME's Azure Data Factory services are tailored to suit modern business needs and accelerate data integration journeys. Our team of data experts assist organizations unlock operational efficiencies, handle complexities, and scale big data integration challenges.


For a big data pipeline, the data (raw or structured) is ingested into Azure through Azure Data Factory in batches, or streamed near real-time using Kafka, Event Hub, or IoT Hub. This data lands in a data lake for long term persisted storage, in Azure Blob Storage or Azure Data Lake Storage.

As part of your analytics workflow, use Azure Databricks to read data from multiple data sources such as Azure Blog Storage, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, or Azure Synapse and turn it into breakthrough insights using Spark.

Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps is a continuous delivery platform, orchestrator and cloud provider that supplies end-to-end DevOps toolchain for developing and deploying software. It offers flexibility in supporting various languages running on different platforms and deploying on any cloud.

Azure DevOps is reliable, scalable and allows you to deliver faster. If you are using the on-premise platform, moving to Azure DevOps would be an upgrade for your business. Our Azure DevOps services can help you improve business value through various offerings.

Case Study:

5 billion to 1: Data Engineering for Fraud Analysis with Microsoft Azure Data Factory and Power BI

After facing extreme difficulty with effectively accessing and leveraging over 5 billion rows of credit and debit card transactions in their transactional database, this bank needed to rapidly transition legacy systems to a cloud-optimized maturity model. SME's Azure consulting services helped migrate the bank to a tech stack that continuously integrates the new data with historical data.

The bank can now predict credit/debit card fraud more quickly and with more accuracy.


We are proud to be one of a limited number of organizations recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner. Our Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) are project-based engagements to provide services related to planning, implementing, and adopting the solutions that accelerate the value customers derive from their Microsoft IT investments. These engagements cover services, based on Microsoft product and technologies, across digital strategy, architecture, planning, upgrades, migration, deployment, application development, and data insight solutions.

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