This Blog is officially retired – look for us on “To the SharePoint” blog

Effective today, BI the Way…SharePoint Business Intelligence blog is officially being retired. To better serve the needs of our SharePoint users and to consolidate postings from the SharePoint writing team, you can now find all future posts on PerformancePoint Services, Excel Services, Visio Services and all SharePoint Business Intelligence news on To the SharePoint – the…

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The new Business Intelligence Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010

The new Business Intelligence Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 is a TechNet site for information about business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010. The following is some of what is is included in the TechNet resource center. IT professionals Excel Services overview What’s new for Excel Services What’s new for PerformancePoint Services Visio Services overview…

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Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 is now available

Microsoft released PerformancePoint Service Pack 3 on November 15, 2009. You can read more about PerformancePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 here on Microsoft Office Online.  Go to the Microsoft download site to get Service Pack 3: ·        64-bit version (x64):  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3ad75ae5-d2cd-4953-87cf-5f74d79804c6&displaylang=en ·        32-bit version (x86):  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=90C596A5-ACA4-4DED-9072-FACF834BC0C6&displaylang=en Improved performance and formatting are just some of…

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New business intelligence services in SharePoint Server 2010

PerformancePoint Server 2007 is integrated into SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta), to add business intelligence features such as dashboards, scorecards, KPIs, and more. The poster, “Getting started with business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010” is a review of all the business intelligence (BI) services in SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) and includes the following information. The poster…

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Published: Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 end-to-end walkthrough

Find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a6364ca9-5a95-44b8-9b87-1bb24ef07760&displaylang=en  What is it? It’s a straight forward guide to installing and using PerformancePoint Planning and Monitoring Servers. It lists a number of easy to follow procedures along with links to the next steps in the process after the servers are installed and configured. This is not designed to replace our existing…

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PerformancePoint Monitoring Server, Service Pack 2 diagram -prerelease article

Sometimes we like to see a picture or diagram to help plan and even simplify deployment tasks. Here are some visual steps for installing PerformancePoint Monitoring Server prerequisites and Service Pack 2. The image does not replace our documentation and covers only one scenario. It is an experiment to see if the diagram is useful…

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Use Virtual Earth with PerformancePoint Server to combine and analyze information

Check out this video that demonstrates how combining Microsoft Virtual Earth with PerformancePoint Server 2007 can achieve a truly integrated scorecard.  This video demonstrates how a public health department can improve its capacity to analyze data from seemingly unrelated data sources and quickly identify county health issues by pairing the geo-spatial capabilities with the reporting and BI capabilities…

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Download PerformancePoint documentation from TechNet

As you know, we make available some of the content from the PerformancePoint Server 2007 technical library (published on http://www.TechNet.com )in a downloadable and printable form as Microsoft Office Word  files.   The content in these books is a copy of selected content in the PerformancePoint Server 2007 technical library.   We have just updated the…

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Report Building with Excel Services

One of the most useful features of Excel Services is report building. Reports can include business intelligence data or any type of data you are working with in Excel Services. Generating and publishing Excel Services reports is one of the basic parts of a dashboard. Excel Services reports function very much like Excel workbooks and…

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Watch this! PerformancePoint and Pervasive BI with Analytic Vision video

Microsoft recently included its PerformancePoint in the licensing with SharePoint Enterprise for customers with MOSS Enterprise with Software Assurance (SA).  Why is this huge?  For one, it makes high end business intelligence available to the entire enterprise space where SharePoint Enterprise is used. Pricing is the another reason.  Previously the product cost roughly $200 per…

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