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…


What’s So Special About SharePoint’s December Update?

Just in case you didn’t already know, a cumulative update for SharePoint Server 2010 was released in mid-December, and it’s a big deal for business intelligence. Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is exciting because it enables people to view PerformancePoint reports, scorecards, Excel Services reports, and other items on Apple…


Using Project Server 2010 with PerformancePoint Services

Today’s post is by Denise Stendera, a writer on the SharePoint business intelligence team. Thanks Denise! Got Project? When you create a Project Web App in SharePoint Server, you automatically get a Business Intelligence Center. If PerformancePoint Services is configured, you can use Dashboard Designer to create project management dashboards. For example, you can create…

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Creating and Deploying Dashboards Remotely

You can create and deploy PerformancePoint dashboards remotely by using several assemblies that are installed with Dashboard Designer. The code example in this article shows how to create a report object and a dashboard object, deploy (publish) a dashboard to SharePoint Server, and retrieve an existing dashboard object by name. Note: Creating and deploying dashboards…

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Modifying PPS Dashboards with SharePoint Web Parts

In a session I gave at TechReady 10, I talked about the difference between dashboards and dashboard definitions. In the session, I made a point to talk about the difference between dashboards and dashboard definitions. Dashboard definitions are the ddwx files that you’re used to working with when you use dashboard designer. In PerformancePoint 2007,…

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Viewing localized data from Analysis Services cubes

We’ve had some customers who are trying to test the translations feature of Analysis Services, which allows names of cube items to be changed based on the user’s locale, and have had difficulty getting the translated captions to show up. PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics does support this, in the analytic grids and charts (not scorecards…

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