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  • Blog Post: Standardisation is Important, Microsoft is not

    This was an interesting post from Craig Schiff last week on b-eye . Craig is the former OutlookSoft CEO, and a BPM pioneer who now works for BPM Partners an independent professional services firm. Craig presented the results of the recent BPM Pulse Survey (here's a link to the webcast recording). There...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Teradata to collaborate on BI solutions

    This is great news and something that I think will happen more and more in the future not just with Microsoft but across the vendor ecosystem. Whilst a lot of analysts are predicting significant market convergence I think there will also be significant collaborative ventures such as this emerge also...
  • Blog Post: Why Web 2.0 is the new black

    Barely a day goes by where someone is not asking me about what Microsoft is doing in preparation for Web 2.0. Here's a link to a great introductory whitepaper at ChangeThis . Troy Angrignon's introduction to the principles and concepts of Web 2.0 Web 2.0 will significantly shape the Business Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Performance Management Training and Enablement - QuickStart Programme

    This was announced internally at Microsoft just before the holidays by Jodi Maupin the OBA Partner Marketing Manager. I've reviewed some of the existing training and whilst it's not for the faint-hearted engagement on this programme will help all our partners align themselves more closely to Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PerformancePoint Server Data Sheets

    Thanks to Patrick Husting who posted these (PDFs)which includes product data sheets: overview, analytics, monitoring, reporting, and planning. PerformancePointServer 2007 Overview - [ download ] PerformancePointServer 2007 Analytics - [ download ] PerformancePointServer 2007 Monitoring - [ download ...
  • Blog Post: TechWeb Readers' Choice Awards: Microsoft is Best Performance Management Suite Vendor

    This is a great start to the new year although I guess I'm a little surprised at this given the PerformancePoint beta was only released under CTP in December. MS BI have won the TechWeb Readers’ Choice Award for Best Customer Analytics , Best ETL Software and Best XML Database … and we haven’t even released...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference (May 9th - 11th 2007)

    Here's some early information about Microsoft's BI conference planned for May 9th. With the release of SQL Server 2005, Business Scorecard Manager 2005, the 2007 Office system, the ProClarity acquisition and the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of Office PerformancePoint Server 2007,...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices: Building vertical KPI's

    I was speaking with a colleague of mine Jeremy Neal. Jeremy has come over to Microsoft as part of the ProClarity acquisition and works as an OBA Solution Sales Professional (SSP). A couple of weeks back at the monthly ProClarity UK Seminar we got talking about how we can effectively provide partners...
  • Blog Post: Performance Point Server Monitoring

    It's been well documented that PerformancePoint will rely on both Excel as a rich-client and also Microsoft Office SharePoint (MOSS) for presentation. With the impending launch of Performance Point Server 2007 due for release in the summer of 2007 - here's a brief glimpse of our development plans which...
  • Blog Post: Business Scorecard Manager 2005 - SP1

    Good News for anyone working with BSM and thanks to Patrick Husting for the heads-up on this. As we get closer to releasing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, the field has asked the Business Scorecard Manager (BSM) 2005 team if Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 will be a supported...
  • Blog Post: Dashboard Ubiquity

    The following article on “Dashboard Ubiquity” was published last week by TDWI. The article references a whitepaper written by Wayne Eckerson called “Dashboards and Scorecards“. Wayne is a highly respected industry analyst and this is a fantastic piece of research and emphasises the convergence between...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready for Performance Point: Biz# BETA software is available now!

    If you haven't already got access to the Biz# BETA you can log-on to the Microsoft Connect Web Site to download it as well as other white-papers and training materials that should assist you to position Microsoft's wider business intelligence and Corporate Performance Management suite. To accept this...
  • Blog Post: "A witty saying proves nothing" - Voltaire

    Hi and welcome to the new UK PerformancePoint Server blog. For the past month I've had many sleepless nights trying to come up with something, innovative, intelligent, and poignant to call my blog. I started with the guys in Microsoft's business marketing organisation (BMO). Renaud Besnard the Office...
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