..Well, not quite. Microsoft have not actually bought Dundas but they have bought the code base for the charting, gauge, calendar, map and barcode controls. This is excellent news - I've used Dundas charting in various guises for a number of years and have been well impressed with the depth and breadth of the suite.
The plan is to integrate the charting functionality into Reporting Services 2008 (Katmai). Adding this functionality to Reporting Services is going to be great step forward and I can't wait to start developing some presentation ready reports. Should make the sales pitch easier too !
Adrian Downes has put together a great little background article on the reasons and purpose of PerformancePoint Server planning. An overview of the types of plans, budgets and approaches are outlined together with a brief teaser on how PerformancePoint Server can overcome some of the associated challenges.
Even better, it looks like this is the start of a whole new series relating to the Planning aspect of PerformancePoint.