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PerformancePoint CTP4 now available

PerformancePoint CTP4 is now available as of yesterday on the Connect download site.

Courtesy of Microsoft, here are the new feature lists.

PerformancePoint Planning

Business Modeler

·         Business Rule Templates.  Several additional rule templates have been added.

·         PPSCmd.  The command-line tool had some additions to provide ability for scripting of overall system processes.  For example, the ability to deploy and reprocess models and data.

·         Migration.  Additional feature work was done to enable migration of an application between two server environments.

·         Jobs.  Improved user experience for executing and managing jobs.

·         Data Types.  Dimension member properties now support more data types.

Excel Client

·         Offline Cache.  Improved management of locally cached objects.

·         Templates.  Additional report templates have been added.

·         Review and Approval.  Reviewers and Approvers can now manage submissions through a single dialog.  Support has been added for bulk operations.

·         Filters.  Form and report filters now support dimension properties.


·         Performance. Several changes were made to improve overall server performance.  Additionally, Financial Job and calculations have specific performance enhancements.

·         System Information.  Error message reporting and system logging has been improved from prior releases.

·         Associations.  Improved capabilities for working with complex associations.  Better performance handling large associations and movement of large data set.

·         Security.  Public interfaces have improved resistance to any potentially malicious attacks.

PerformancePoint Monitoring


·         OLAP View Sorting/Filtering.  Users can now sort (by column) and filter empty rows/columns in Analytic Charts and Grids.

·         OLAP View Types.  Users can now switch between grids and charts and also change chart types (includes bar charts, stacked bar charts, stacked 100% bar charts, line charts and combined bar/line charts).

·         OLAP Member Properties in Grid.  Users can now add attributes of a member into the OLAP grid.

·         Cell Level Actions.  Users can now see the cell level actions behind a value in an OLAP grid or chart.

·         Export to PowerPoint.  SharePoint users can now export dashboard views to Microsoft Office PowerPoint.

·         Multiple Filters.  Users can now pass multiple dashboard filters to scorecards and report views.

·         Dashboard Viewer for SharePoint Services  Users can now add PerformancePoint Monitoring dashboard items to an existing SharePoint page through a new PerformancePoint Web Part.

Dashboard Designer

·         Dashboard Designer Ribbon Changes.  Usability improvements within the Dashboard Designer Ribbon, which is part of the Microsoft® Office Fluent™ User Interface.

·         OLAP View Configuration.  Enables light configuration options on charts and grid (fonts, formats, chart legend placement, grid layout).

·         PAS Integration.  Users can now add PAS report views into their dashboards.

·         Time Intelligence KPI Filters.  Users can now add Time Intelligence expressions to individual KPIs.

·         Scorecard Filters.  Users can now  pass members from scorecards into report views. (Example:  Passing the KPI Name to an SSRS report.)

Excel Services Support

·         Excel Services as a Data Source. Users can now import tables or named ranges from Excel Services spreadsheets.

For me its great to see a larger of variety of chart types, the ability to sort view and filter empty rows and also the chance for a little light formatting, all bugbears on my current project and things we've been asking for. Thanks.

Published Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:41 AM by David.Francis



miguelnazario said:

I'am trying to find out what PerformancePoint do.

I use to webservices:





but i dont have any documentacion!?????

can any one, help me???

August 27, 2007 3:09 PM

David.Francis said:

Hi Miguel, You should be able to find documentation on the Microsoft Connect site if you sign up to the Beta programme for PerformancePoint.

August 30, 2007 11:04 AM
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