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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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…


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…


You Can Use SQL Server "Denali" PowerPivot Models as PerformancePoint 2010 Data Sources

Since SQL Server Denali hit the public download space, several people have tried using it to create PowerPivot models as data sources for PerformancePoint 2010. And why shouldn’t they? PerformancePoint works just fine in the scenario where you specify the reference to a PowerPivot model in the data source connection string for an Analysis Services data source….


Finding the Latest PerformancePoint 2010 Services Updates

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the latest updates for SharePoint 2010 and for PerformancePoint Services, specifically. The easiest way to see these latest updates is to visit the Microsoft Office Update Center or subscribe to the Updates for Microsoft Office and Related Products RSS feed. You can visit any of the individual cumulative update pages as a way to…


Cascading Filters in PerformancePoint Services

One long-awaited and much-requested feature for PerformancePoint, Cascading Filters, is available in SharePoint Server 2010 SP1. I wanted to go through the deployment of a dashboard using Cascading Filters to show both the ease and a little of the power this feature provides. The concept of cascading filters is that the output of one filter…

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Naming Your PerformancePoint 2010 Database

In my blog post about SP1 features for PerformancePoint, I mentioned some new capabilities around the PerformancePoint (PPS) database side of things. For instance, you can now assign a failover server for the PPS database, assign a custom database name at provisioning time, allow administrators to use SQL authentication (rather than just Windows authentication) when…

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