Update: The web part is now in beta test - more here
When you install the PerformancePoint add-in for Excel it also installs the PerformancePoint Server protocol handler. This allows you to send out hyperlinks for assignments in e-mails etc so that users can simply click on the link and open their assignment in Excel. The links are in the format:
However despite the strong links between SharePoint and PerformancePoint you can't put these into PPS hyperlinks into a SharePoint links list as the links won't validate with PerformancePoint: tagged on the front. And of course this list wouldn't be dynamic based on the users own assignments.
To overcome this, we are currently working on a SharePoint custom webpart for one of our clients that will automatically pick up the users personal assignments. If anyone is interested drop me a line and I'll be happy to send you a copy once it's a bit more complete.
Yeah yeah I know; - there's only one version released so far but for those of you who have been working with the CTP releases it is possible to have got a version of one of the products out of sync at some point (cough! aherm!)
|Release ||Version Number |
|CTP 3 ||3.0.3301.00 |
|CTP 4 ||3.0.3451.00 |
|MSDN ||3.0.3520.00 |
|Eval Edition ||3.0.3520.00 |
|Cumulative Update 1 ||3.0.3711.00 |
|Service Pack 1 (Planning) ||3.0.3917.00 |
|Service Pack 1 (Monitoring) ||3.0.4107.00 |
|Service Pack 2 (P & M) ||3.0.4209.00 |
Note that both the Eval edition and version you can download from MSDN have the same version numbers although the one on MSDN isn't badged as Eval.
I'll keep this post updated as and when new version get released
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One of the BI/BPM world's worst kept secrets is officially announced - SAP has bought Business Objects for $6.8, billion nearly twice as much as Oracle bought Hyperion for.
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