Part of the reason I've not been blogging much lately is that I've been involved in the PerformancePoint Server launch which took place in London last week. Our UK product team and events team did an awesome job in pulling this together and we had some great speakers who hopefully outlined the importance of successfully aligning IT with the business. It was certainly a key message we we're looking to get across and utilising guys like Bob Kaplan and Peter Klein hopefully helped to underline this vision.

A couple of customers I spoke to on the day who hadn't seen PerformancePoint previously seemed to be really impressed with the efforts we have made in terms of integration with existing investments namely SharePoint and Excel. Once again a key strategy for us in terms of driving end-user adoption.

If you didn't manage to make the event you're still able to access the presentations from the launch site.

As we gear up for general availability we will begin to increase the intensity around readiness. I'd encourage you to check back here for updates on PerformancePoint Server for partner readiness and training activities.