Learn about Design Basics in PerformancePoint Server 2007

Technorati Tags: PerformancePoint Server,BI,Design,business,intelligence From the abstract: “This white paper provides guidance and best practices for the decision makers who are involved in designing and building a Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007 Planning application. The authors of this white paper review the methodology and structure of the fundamentals but do not provide step-by-step guidance on implementing…


Microsoft Access 2007 earns GCN Lab Reviewer’s Choice

Technorati Tags: Access 2007,GCN Government Computer News is a highly regarded source that covers IT news within the federal government. GCN Labs regularly test and review software, and came just published a very favorable review of Access 2007. Congratulations to the Access team!


Ask Maps Now Using Virtual Earth

Information management often includes incorporating Geospatial data via a mapping platform. Ask.com has chosen Microsoft Virtual Earth as their new mapping platform, which makes everyone here in Redmond really happy! Chris Pendleton explains more about how Virtual Earth is being utilized by Ask.com. Technorati Tags: virtual earth,ask.com


A PerformancePoint Server 2007 Wordle word cloud

Wordle is a lot of fun to use if you’re a data visualization geek like I am. I took Gartner’s October 2007 report on PerformancePoint Server 2007, selected the Key Points, and copied and pasted it into the Wordle Web page. Wordle works by turning text into word clouds “giving greater prominence to words that…


Use Microsoft Outlook 2007 to view your dashboard (and a few other tips)

As most of us who are involved with organizing data know, Microsoft Outlook is a frequently used tool for many people across the enterprise. So why not use it to view your deployed Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007 dashboard as well? We’re now offering a short help page on that subject, as well as: How to find…


PerformancePoint’s Most Versatile Report Type: the Web page!

Blogger friend Nick Barclay has written a great post about this topic at his blog. The ability to import a Web page into the dashboard to supplement other report types as well as the scorecard is a great way to express important metrics in ways that you might not be able to do in Dashboard…


The vBusiness Expo in Second Life

Will you be attending this free virtual event? I’ll be checking it out in a few minutes. In the meantime, here’s a video to give you a taste of what’s possible in terms of sharing information across a virtual 3D platform like Second Life, compliments of Clever Zebra.


Two new PerformancePoint blogs that I’m excited to tell you about

Alan Whitehouse’s Ramblings Alan works for TGO Consulting and is Microsoft-certified in PerformancePoint Server 2007. I was pointed to his blog by Microsoft MVP Adrian Downes, who co-wrote two excellent books on the subject, and to whom I STILL owe a book review (soon, I promise!). Peter Eb Peter is a Microsoft developer who’s working on…


Using Visualization to aid analysis

I love this approach to mapping and visualizing data to enhance analysis created by IntellectSpace. Click on the picture to see how IntellectSpace works. Hat tip to the excellent Sources and Methods for pointing me to it.