...if you're a SQL geek (like we are)
Happy New Year to you all :)
Correction: My badly titled post suggested this was the list of fixes rather than new features.
Unless the read-mes (Planning and Monitoring) are still being updated, there's no real surprises in terms of new features in Service Pack 2 for PerformancePoint Server. More about the fixes in the Knowledge Base (KB958291 KB960815)
Support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V™
You can now use PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2 with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
Hyper-V creates new opportunities for server virtualization. You can use Hyper-V to make more efficient use of system hardware and host operating system resources to reduce the overhead that is associated with virtualization.
For more information, see the PerformancePoint Server 2007 Hyper-V guide.
|You can now use SQL Server 2008 with PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2. ||Important: To use SQL Server 2008 with PerformancePoint Server, you must install PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2 before you install SQL Server 2008. |
|You can now use the Show Details action on PerformancePoint reports that use data that is stored in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services. ||Show Details enables dashboard consumers to right-click in a cell or on a chart value and see the transaction-level details for that value. |
|PerformancePoint Server 2007 with SP2 now supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. ||Hyper-V creates new opportunities for server virtualization. You can use Hyper-V to make more efficient use of system hardware and host operating system resources to reduce the overhead associated with virtualization. For more information, see the PerformancePoint Server 2007 Hyper-V guide (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9639690). |
|You can now use Dashboard Designer on a computer that us running .NET Framework 3.5 alongside .NET Framework 2.0. ||You must install .NET Framework 2.0 before you install .NET Framework 3.5. |
|You can now use PerformancePoint Server with domains that have apostrophes in their names ||In previous versions of PerformancePoint Server, when a domain name included an apostrophe, the configuration tool failed for both Planning Server and Monitoring Server. |
|Scorecard key performance indicator (KPI) queries are improved. ||Timeout errors no longer occur with scorecard key performance indicators (KPIs) that use data that is stored in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. |
|Time Intelligence Post Formula filters now display the correct number of days for each month. ||In previous versions of PerformancePoint Server, the calendar control for Time Intelligence Post Formula filters sometimes displayed 31 days for each month. This is no longer the case. |
|Time Intelligence filters now work on scorecard KPIs that use data that is stored in Analysis Services ||In previous versions of PerformancePoint Server, some Time Intelligence expressions caused filters that were linked to KPIs to fail. For example, when a compound expression such as (Day-7:Day-1) was used in a Time Intelligence Post Formula filter and that filter was linked to a KPI, an error message occurred. In PerformancePoint Server 2007 PS2, single and compound Time Intelligence expressions work with KPIs that use data that is stored in Analysis Services. |