SP1 for PerformancePoint Server Now Available


We are pleased to announce the availability of SP1 for PerformancePoint Server. You can download SP1 from the following locations:

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (x86):  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=28B1F86B-B7F2-4215-8BC9-8F8507FF8831&displaylang=en

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (x64): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6245C354-9191-4C4D-8C0C-C10D6C778AF8&displaylang=en

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Evaluation Version (x86): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6372C24F-67DD-42DD-B034-748907B23420&displaylang=en

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Evaluation Version (x64):  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3ADAC793-DEF0-4BA8-A9AB-228979B8DB40&displaylang=en

 

What’s New for PerformancePoint Planning Server SP1

  • Windows Server 2008 Support
  • Excel add-in Performance Improvements – The Performance of opening reports and opening and refreshing workflow assignments is improved significantly.
  • New workbook option Clear Changes after workflow action – When you set this option to True, it automatically clears any changes after the workflow action occurs when the form is used in an assignment. This improves performance of subsequent queries. However, if submission fails with this option set the user will be unable to resubmit the changes and the changes will be lost.
  • New workbook option Enable what-if analysis – When you set this option to True for a matrix, the add-in automatically performs what-if calculations that show the effect the change will have on an assignment if submitted. If False, no changes are applied to the matrix, this can help improve query performance.
  • Annotations – Forms and Reports can now be created for models that have annotations disabled.)
  • Workflow Assignments – Contributors can now use the discard action after submitting an assignment to clear the version of the form template they recently submitted allowing the most recently published version of the form template to be retrieved.
  • User Dimension – Allows creation of dimension properties that link to the user dimension.
  • Kerberos Support – The PPS Planning Service can now reside on the same IIS server as other IIS sites that also require Kerberos authentication.
  • Data Import Wizard is decoupled from Microsoft Dynamics AX and works with any data provider – The data import wizard is now a generic data integration wizard that allows customers and partners to develop their own data providers to integrate source financial data. The PerformancePoint Server Data Integration Toolkit, provided by Microsoft, is a companion tool that provides a data integration framework. You can use this framework to create your own data providers. To obtain this toolkit, visit the following web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117552&clcid=0x409

 

What’s New for PerformancePoint Monitoring Server SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
  • Default Display Conditions can be Created – It is now possible to add a default display condition report view (see related blog post also posted today)
  • Multi-select Filter Enhancements – Multi-select Monitoring server filters now pass to multi-select SQL Server Reporting Services report parameters and Strategy Map views
  • Time Intelligence Post Filter formula date corrections
    • In some instances filters were passing a one day offset, this is resolved
    • Date format of filter will now honor localized formats
  • Negative numbers will not cause a text wrap in scorecards
  • Dashboard filter performance improvements
  • Expand/collapse functions work properly with hidden parent KPI members
  • Tabular filter enhancements
  • Limit of 1,000 characters in an MDX expression for KPIs has been removed
  • No longer blocked from using SQL Server 2008 as a data source (NOTE: full support for 2008 is coming in SP2, we just won’t prevent you from running on it with SP1)

What you need to know about installing:

  • The SP1 file MUST be installed on every PPS Monitoring Server in your environment
  • The SP1 file MUST also be installed on every MOSS/WSS box that has the PPS Web Parts installed
  • Dashboard designers should download the Dashboard Designer from the server again after the server has been upgraded

Comments (12)

  1. ramu.valleti says:

    Excellent..:)

    But will it supports multiple measures in planning application?

    I mean as of now we have only one measure called Value by default in the PPS Application, can i create any measures besides default value measure and can make use of that Measure in Business rules..?

  2. The guys from the PerformancePoint blog have announced the availability of PPS SP1! I am not going to

  3. Microsoft heeft gisteren service pack 1 voor PerformancePoint Server 2007 uitgebracht. Voor links naar

  4. Thufschmidt says:

    I would like to know when the SP1 for the german version of PerformancePoint will be available?

  5. MSDN Archive says:

    Localized versions of the SP1 will be available in 30-60 days approximately.

    As for the Measures question, Planning will still rely on the Value measure with the scenario dimension members acting as your measure filters.

    Thanks,

    Alyson

  6. ramu.valleti says:

    Thanks Alyson..

    Can we give Label names for X and Y-axes in Monitoring analysis charts.

    Regards,

    Ramu.

  7. MSDN Archive says:

    No, but I will note it as a feature suggestion.

    Thanks,

    Alyson

  8. Bohdan K. says:

    Guys,

    I can’t install SP1. Receiving errors like:

    Error 1328. Error applying patch to file C:Config.MsiPT57A.tmp.  The file has probably been updated by other means, and can no longer be modified by this patch. System Error: -1072807676

    Have ideas?

    Thanks

  9. Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la disponibilité de la version SP1 de PerformancePoint Server

  10. PerformancePoint 2007 Service Pack 1 is available for download and install. Support for Windows 2008 and Excel form performance improvements on the planning side. For monitoring, Windows 2 …