SharePoint Project Series.

This is a series of blogs I am writing on SharePoint projects:

Part 1 - Design and Planning Part 2 - Implementation (Stage 1) Part 3 - Implementation (Stage 2)
Part 4 - Training Part 5 - Continued Support Part 6 - Suggested Continued Improvement

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Performance Point Dead... Kind of.

Well as you probably have all heard, Microsoft have announced the termination of Performance Point Server. This is not entirely a bad thing (well for us SharePoint guys anyway). As of now anyone who has an Enterprise License of MOSS 2007 can download and use the Performance Point. This is probably a strategy to set up the release of Performance Point Services which will be the Monitoring and Analytics component of Performance Point rolled up into MOSS.

"As part of this vision, and feedback from a wide variety of customers, PerformancePoint scorecarding and dashboarding capabilities will now become part of SharePoint Enterprise CAL and available to customers who are on SharePoint SA. This means that customers who want to deploy PerformancePoint can do so today at no additional cost."

-Microsoft Team Blog PPS Announcement

It is highly recommended for anyone who has an enterprise edition of MOSS to download and deploy Performance Point and use its dashboard functionality (which greatly outweigh the MOSS in-built BI bundle). No doubt the dashboards that you build will be fully compatible with the PerformancePoint Services add on.

I think this is a great move by Microsoft to bring Business Intelligence benefits to more clients.

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