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News about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 and PerformancePoint Services
By Admin | Thursday, June 03, 2010

Recently Microsoft has launched PerformancePoint Services and bundled it with Microsoft Sharepint 2010 and consolidated scorecard in it.
Microsoft has announced to merge BI services including scorecards and dashboard from Performancepoint server 2007 into Microsoft SharePoint 2010, in other words you can say –
Microsoft has renamed it with performance point services and consolidated with sharepoint 2010
Microsoft has decided to rebrand this product as Performance Point Services they are available with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 now. And any user already using Performancepoint server 2007 will have to discard it anyhow because Microsoft has discontinued it.
Microsoft has announced to provide Business intelligence using Microsoft SharePoint 2010 at a very low price for their customers. SharePoint 2010 is widely adopted technology in the world today- Microsoft has launched it with PerformancePoint Services for their customer to take full advantage of BI.

Microsoft BI Offering has other tools to design dashboard and users can design very strong bi dashboard using those tools or user can use these technologies to give a better BI mechanism for their users.
  • Excel Services
  • Visio and Visio Services, etc


Some facts About Performance Point Services:
  • Microsoft has acquired ProClarity -
  • Microsoft rename it with performance Point Server 2007-
  • Microsoft has decided to merge Performance Point Server into Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and rebrand it as Performance point Services 2010


Some New Features of Performance Point services 2010
-Objects created in Performance Point Services are stored in Sharepoint List and Libraries
-Cube formatting applies to KPI elements.
-Pie chart is supported in PPS2010

Some Requirement to install performance Point Services 2010
  • PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit
  • SharePoint Server O14 Enterprise CAL


Performance Point Services Clients
Following are the browsers and OS supported by.
  • Windows XP or greater (tested by www.SQLServerManagementStudio.net)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater (tested by www.SQLServerManagementStudio.net)
  • FireFox 3.5 (tested by www.SQLServerManagementStudio.net)
  • Safari 3.5 (Mac –cross platform browser)


Perofrmance Point Services Competitor:

Cognos- this product has been acquired by IBM – Cognos has many different flavors- to work with its simple BI Studio that will help you to design simple BI for your customers- you can have its extensive BI Studio and write your own query on the fly.

SAP BI tools:
BI Product is offered by SAP is called SAP NetWeaver- having core products include:
  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence
  • SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE)
  • SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal (EP)
  • SAP NetWeaver Identity Management (IdM)
  • SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management (MDM)
  • SAP NetWeaver Mobile
  • SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI)


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