SharePoint has rapidly become the preferred platform for team collaboration in the enterprise. It provides a central place for information, tasks, documents and much more of the business related content that users need to access every day.
One of the common requests we hear from customers is that they want to display PerformancePoint Planning assignments in SharePoint and allow users to launch the assignments from there. Assignments can be accessed via the Excel Add-in and email notification can be enabled for users to get notified, but there is no out of the box support for the SharePoint scenario.
We have released a code sample that demonstrates how you can display PerformancePoint assignments in SharePoint via SharePoint lists.
The sample uses the SharePoint list infrastructure to display PerformancePoint assignments in SharePoint and enable users to launch them in the Excel Add-in from there. The sample includes the source code and documentation on how to use and deploy the solution.
You can access the sample from here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/PPSP2007Assignments
The sample includes 2 projects:
This is a different approach from other solutions that I've seen to achieve this. While most solutions focus on creating a web part to show the assignments, this sample uses a regular SharePoint list for that. The good thing about this is that all the list features (like sorting, grouping, filtering, creating views on top of the list, and so on) are available for both administrators and end users to customize the way assignments are displayed. Also, the interface that users see for working with the assignments is no different than other SharePoint lists. Trying to develop this functionality in a custom web part would be a huge task.
As with any sample, there are things that can be customized and extended. Some of the ones I can think of are:
Give it a shot.... I'm sure you will like it!
Pablo Barvo - MSFT