Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services 2010 will not launch if you go to the BI Center main page and select the "Start using PerformancePoint Services" link

Issue In some cases, Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services 2010 will not launch if you go to the PerformancePoint Services page and click on “Run Dashboard Designer”. Cause In some cases, the cause of this is that the master page for both the Site Master Page and the System Master Page for the BI site…

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Create new Dashboard Designer data source to Analysis Services using per-user identity

Issue There are a number of different types of data sources that we can create in PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer, and a number of different ways of creating them. This article describes a way in which we can create a new Analysis Services data source in Dashboard Designer using per-user identity, and some steps for setting…

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PerformancePoint 2013 Dashboard Designer fails to start after October 2013 CU or December 2013 CU

Issue Small update on an earlier blog post by Warren around this PerformancePoint Services/Dashboard Designer issue.  After installing the October 2013 CU, or the December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013, the Dashboard Designer fails to start for all users, and gives the error “Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor.” Cause The dashboard designer files were not signed correctly…

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Dashboard warm up tool

Issue: PerformancePoint dashboards are slow to load for users in the morning or after a server reboot or automatic IIS application pool recycle.   Cause: Modern server side software is complex and can have many dependencies that need to be loaded into memory and have their initialization ran.  All of this takes time and can cause…

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