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  • Blog Post: De-constructing the "Angry Cinnamon"

    So why the angry cinnamon - A good question: READ I have absolutely NO idea. A term used internally and although I don't know it's exact origin - I'm crediting Chuck Mitten who works in the Microsoft OBA Partner team in Boise. So let's break this down. BI has historically been a ‘read-only’ business...
  • Blog Post: PerformancePoint Server Pricing

    I've been wanting to publish this post since returning from the OBA bootcamp in Redmond two weeks ago. At the BI Gartner summit in London yesterday we finally announced the pricing for PerformancePoint Server. I think it emphasises our commitment to providing pervasive business intelligence and performance...
  • Blog Post: Treemap Visualisation from Microsoft Research

    Here's a link to a great post from the "award winning" Sam Batterman. I really like this - visually it's very similar to functionality available in ProClarity dashboard today. Some of the stuff coming out of Microsoft Research is absolutely phenomonal and this is a great example. As Web 2.0 becomes more...
  • 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: 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: 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...
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