June 2007 - Posts
There's still (understandably) relatively little information out there about PerformancePoint and what to do if you have an issue but one that I'm guessing gets overlooked is the Connect site itself. There's a lot of feedback starting to build up so there is a good chance that the issue you've come across has been logged by someone else already and may have a solution.
And of course don't forget to give feedback of your own if you find something that doesn't work or you don't like.
Update: as Nick Barclay has spotted, the official PPS team blog seems to have fired up again after a period of inactivity. Well worth keeping an eye on.
In what will no doubt be a huge cross post of blogs, Ben Tamblyn got there first with the news that the CTP3 of PerformancePoint is now available from the Connect web site.
This release is only for the monitoring component - CTP4 will be a Planning release. There are a couple of hot fixes available for Planning
DO make sure you read the upgrade guide in the Documentation download - it's not as simple as just installing the new release over the top.
These days if you want to keep up with all the latest news and developments (especially in our small little BI world) you need to follow the blogs of those who are in the know.
Here are some of our favourites:
Of course there's plenty more so apologies if I've missed anyone - please let me know and I'll add them.
When I have a bit more time I'll add these to a link section on the site
Microsoft have acquired the MDM company Stratature
So Kirk Hasselden's hints were as thinly veiled as they seemed after all! He was almost apologetic for not being able to tell us anymore at his session in Seattle and with hindsight it's clear why.
This is definitely an interesting move and if MS are planning to bundle this very capable product in with Katmai (enterprise edition perhaps?) then it will really push them to the top of the league for enterprise data solutions.
If you use auto hide panes a lot you can change the speed they take to show and hide - the default setting is too slow in my opinion. Select Tools->Option->Environment->General
Then you can slide the scroller to your preference
Not new news but a useful reminder!
SQL 2000 will no longer be supported under standard support agreements after 8th April 2008 (or August 4th depending on how you read the date format!). I'm guessing there is still a lot of DTS packages out there!