Better with SharePoint

PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (PPS)  makes it easy and convenient to organize and share your business insights. Upcoming blog posts by Office BI pros will delve into the following topics: Efficiently organize PPS content in SharePoint Server Easily share up-to-date information Quickly preview PPS content in SharePoint Build impressive PPS scorecards based…

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Fast Prototyping with PowerPivot

Today’s “better together” post is by Poornima Hanumara, a program manager on the Office BI team. Thank you Poornima, and to our readers, have a great week! I want to quickly prototype a new dashboard to keep track of the products in my sporting goods store. PowerPivot is a great tool to create a data…

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Getting Data in PerformancePoint

PerformancePoint Services 2010 (PPS) provides a variety of ways to use data in analytic solutions. The usage of Analysis Services cubes and SharePoint lists in PerformancePoint is relatively well understood. Upcoming posts from the Office BI team will focus on some less well-understood aspects of getting and using data in PerformancePoint dashboards. Here are the…

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Intro to Excel Services Data Sources

Introduction The Excel Services Data Source in PerformancePoint 2010 allows you to create data using familiar Excel tools and methods that you can then surface in PerformancePoint scorecards. To demonstrate the use of the Excel Services Data Source, I’ll walk you through creating a scorecard that shows information about U.S. state government finance. The data…

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Cascading Filters in PerformancePoint Services

One long-awaited and much-requested feature for PerformancePoint, Cascading Filters, is available in SharePoint Server 2010 SP1. I wanted to go through the deployment of a dashboard using Cascading Filters to show both the ease and a little of the power this feature provides. The concept of cascading filters is that the output of one filter…

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Creating simple budget KPIs from SharePoint Lists

In this post we’re going to walk through how our favorite fictional company Litware uses PerformancePoint Services with SharePoint list data to do simple “under budget” KPIs. In Litware’s party planning committee we log how much we spend on events using a SharePoint list. Corporate’s creating a corporate balanced scorecard using PerformancePoint Services, and they’ve…

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Using Project Server 2010 with PerformancePoint Services

Today’s post is by Denise Stendera, a writer on the SharePoint business intelligence team. Thanks Denise! Got Project? When you create a Project Web App in SharePoint Server, you automatically get a Business Intelligence Center. If PerformancePoint Services is configured, you can use Dashboard Designer to create project management dashboards. For example, you can create…

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Sharing Up-to-Date Information in Convenient Locations

As part of the Office Content Publishing group at Microsoft, our team writes Help content about business intelligence capabilities in SharePoint Server. In this blog, we’ll look at how you can reuse and share your business intelligence content in team sites and other convenient locations. Available in SharePoint Server 2010 is the Business Intelligence Center…

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Analytic Report Samples Published to MSDN Samples Gallery

Two samples that work with PerformancePoint analytic reports are now available on MSDN. · PerformancePoin?t Services 2010: Change Analytic Report Data Source Sample lets users change the data source that an analytic report points to. · PerformancePoint Services 2010: Save Analytic Report Sample lets users save a copy of a navigated analytic report. Both are…

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PerformancePoint Data Connection Libraries and Content Lists in SharePoint

All the items you create when you build BI solutions using PerformancePoint are stored in SharePoint. PerformancePoint data sources are stored in specialized SharePoint document libraries. PerformancePoint content is stored in specialized SharePoint lists; all the scorecards, KPIs, indicators, reports, filters, and dashboards that are created as part of a PerformancePoint solution are stored in…

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