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  • Blog Post: Changing the Look of your PerformancePoint Dashboards with SharePoint Themes

    Hello, I’m Kevin Beto, the Test Manager for the Office BI team and co-author of Microsoft PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint 2010 UNLEASHED, and I’d like to tell you about some of the changes we made to support the SharePoint “Change the Look” functionality that we’re...
  • Blog Post: Introducing PerformancePoint Services 2013

    Greetings, everyone. It has certainly been a big few weeks for us here on the Office team. The Office Next blog was released, and it's overflowing with great information. Plus, information about the integration throughout Office BI, and how people experience data , is spectacular. Each day that I read...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging PerformancePoint in HTTPS Enabled Sites

    This blog is long overdue, and it is something that support has encountered from customers for some time. If you have tried to configure PerformancePoint Services to work in an HTTPS enabled site, you will probably have run into several error messages when attempting to create a data source connection...
  • Blog Post: How to Refresh a Cached Excel Services Report

    This post doesn’t so much describe how to do something as why you shouldn’t worry about something you may see. It can be unnerving to make a change in a SharePoint object, then not see the change when you check for it. Here is a case where there is an explanation for that behavior. Here is...
  • Blog Post: Time Intelligence Differences between Grids and Scorecards

    Time intelligence (TI) is one of the great features of PerformancePoint, but it has always taken users time to understand and implement. And we have received more than a few discussion list posts and customer inquiries when things don't add up -- literally. Today, I wanted to draw your attention to a...
  • Blog Post: What’s So Special About SharePoint’s December Update?

    Just in case you didn’t already know, a cumulative update for SharePoint Server 2010 was released in mid-December, and it’s a big deal for business intelligence. Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is exciting because it enables people to view PerformancePoint...
  • Blog Post: Using Project Server 2010 with PerformancePoint Services

    Today’s post is by Denise Stendera, a writer on the SharePoint business intelligence team. Thanks Denise! Got Project? When you create a Project Web App in SharePoint Server, you automatically get a Business Intelligence Center. If PerformancePoint Services is configured, you can use Dashboard...
  • Blog Post: Creating and Deploying Dashboards Remotely

    You can create and deploy PerformancePoint dashboards remotely by using several assemblies that are installed with Dashboard Designer. The code example in this article shows how to create a report object and a dashboard object, deploy (publish) a dashboard to SharePoint Server, and retrieve an existing...
  • Blog Post: Modifying PPS Dashboards with SharePoint Web Parts

    In a session I gave at TechReady 10, I talked about the difference between dashboards and dashboard definitions. In the session, I made a point to talk about the difference between dashboards and dashboard definitions. Dashboard definitions are the ddwx files that you’re used to working with when you...
  • Blog Post: Viewing localized data from Analysis Services cubes

    We've had some customers who are trying to test the translations feature of Analysis Services, which allows names of cube items to be changed based on the user's locale, and have had difficulty getting the translated captions to show up. PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics does support this, in...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Trend Charts in Dashboards

    After you have created your trend charts (see the trend chart creation blog here ), you can use them in a dashboard. The trend chart needs to be connected to the scorecard which it is based on in the dashboard designer, linked via the KPI ID to the Row Header in the Trend Chart as follows: 1. Add the...
  • Blog Post: PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer Ribbon

    We decided to adopt the key elements of the new Office user experience in early spring 2006 as Microsoft Office 2007 was in the last phases of completion. The ribbon was one of the key elements of the updated Office experience we decided to look into. The ribbon looked scalable and promised a better...
  • Blog Post: Creating Trend Charts in M&A

    Trend charts use Data Mining algorithms in SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 to predict future values of KPIs in your scorecard. KPIs can be sourced from any data source, Excel, SSAS, SQL, etc. Because the trend charts utilize the Time Series Data Mining algorithm in SSAS 2005, in order to use the trend...
  • Blog Post: Using Bulk Edit in M&A

    Bulk edit is a feature that allows you to change the properties for multiple objects at a time. Bulk edit can only be performed on items in a workspace. If you need to make changes to items on the server, you will need to download items into a workspace, make the changes and then re-publish the items...
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