PerformancePoint CTP4 is now available as of yesterday on the Connect download site.
Courtesy of Microsoft, here are the new feature lists.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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 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.