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  • Blog Post: Specifying Your ADOMD.NET Data Provider Version

    A while back, I wrote a post about how to get your PerformancePoint 2010 installation working with SQL 2012 .That post talked about where to find the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 feature pack that contains, among other things, version 10.5.2500 of the ADOMD.NET data provider, which PerformancePoint needs in...
  • Blog Post: You Can Use SQL Server "Denali" PowerPivot Models as PerformancePoint 2010 Data Sources

    Since SQL Server Denali hit the public download space, several people have tried using it to create PowerPivot models as data sources for PerformancePoint 2010 . And why shouldn't they? PerformancePoint works just fine in the scenario where you specify the reference to a PowerPivot model in the data...
  • Blog Post: Data source authentication in PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint 2010

    PerformancePoint Services supports five types of data sources: Analysis Services Excel Services Excel Workbook SharePoint List SQL Server Table Of the five, only the Excel Workbook data source does not have an authentication model (the workbook is embedded directly into the data source).  The four...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Data Source Time Settings for Time Intelligence

    Setting the time properties in our Data Sources lays the groundwork for Time Intelligence. Essentially, this is where we align our data sources’ understanding of time, and our understanding of time. In this post, we will discuss how to set these time properties for Analysis Services data sources as well...
  • Blog Post: Using secured Planning cubes with Monitoring Server

    The PPS Planning Server has the ability to define complex cube security as part of developing a model. Once these have been published to Analysis Services as a cube they can be analyzed using the capabilities of the Monitoring Server. However, by default the Monitoring Server will not take advantage...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Importing SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 KPIs into Scorecards

    With PerformancePoint Monitoring Server you can directly import SSAS 2005 KPIs into a scorecard using the Scorecard wizard. The following steps illustrate this process: 1. Create your data source and publish to the server. 2. Right click on Scorecards and select New Scorecard . 3. Select Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: How to use Excel Services as a Data source in PerformancePoint Monitoring

    PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics (PPS M&A) supports the use of multiple data sources to use inside a Scorecard. One of the supported data sources are Excel Services. Excel Services are part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) 2007. The user can publish an Excel Sheet to Excel...
  • Blog Post: Working with Tabular Data Sources in PerformancePoint Monitoring

    With PerformancePoint Monitoring Server you can source data in scorecards from a variety of data sources, including Excel 2007, Excel Services and Relational Tables. When using Excel or Relational data sources, it is best to format your data in a specific manner in order to use this data most effectively...
  • Blog Post: Creating KPIs from PerformancePoint Planning Cubes

    PerformancePoint Planning cubes are generally more targeted smaller cubes than your general cubes created from your data warehouse. These cubes require a different finesse when creating scorecards from them. When creating scorecards off of PerformancePoint Planning cubes, it is typically easier to generate...
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