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 order to connect to any 2012 Analysis…


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 delivering to you in the SharePoint 2013 release. How to…


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 customer feedback about the team’s accomplishments for the…


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 to either a SharePoint list…


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…


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 small case in point. One…