PerformancePoint CTP4 is here!!

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As of tonight PerformancePoint CTP4 is officially available on Microsoft Connect. I’m in the process of downloading it right now and hope to have the bits installed on a test server tomorrow morning.

Adding and SMTP address to a contact with PowerShell

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The other day I ran into a problem with email enabled lists in SharePoint. I set up SharePoint to allow incoming email. The company wanted the email in SharePoint to have the same domain as the rest of the email address for the company. We used SharePoint Directory Management Service and created a new OU to store all the email … Read More

PerformancePoint Evalutaion Version

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The PerformancePoint RTM Evaluation version is available! Both the 32-bit version, download here, and the 64-bit version, download here, are available as a free download.  In addition Microsoft has released some sample data as well as a hotfix for PerforancePoint to interact with ProClarity Analytics Server.  I am still waiting for PerformacePoint to be released on MSDN as well as … Read More

PerformancePoint on MSDN

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Finally!!  Last night I downloaded my copy of PerformancePoint from MSDN.  I’ve been working with a client all day and have work with them all day tomorrow implamenting SharePont, so unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to install it yet.  I also have other client engagements the beginning of next week, so hopefully this weekend or middle of the week … Read More

SharePoint Shared Service Creation Error

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The other day I was working with a client and had a new error come up that I hadn’t seen before when creating a new Shared Service. The error was Error Event 7888 and next to my Shared Service Provider in SharePoint is said, “Provisioning Failed: Windows NT user or group ‘somedomain.orgusername’ not found. Check the name again”. After digging … Read More

BI for the System Administrator

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Alright, it’s time for a PerformancePoint point post, specifically, one aimed at the System Administrator who wished to monitor their network. A common misconception is that BI is for the CEO, CFO or other C-level executives who wish to see that status of the company in terms of dollars, budgets, sales, etc. However, a co-worker and I decided we needed … Read More

PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analysis with Kerberos

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After converting SharePoint to Kerberos authentication the other week, my project for today was to get PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analysis working with Kerberos. My primary source for getting all the pieces correct with this TechNet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb838775.aspx. However, one difference in my setup was that I run all of my SQL Services as a domain user. SQL Analysis Services by … Read More

PerformacePoint Error with System.Web.Extensions

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The other day I was building a PerformancePoint development environment for a co-worker. When writing custom code to extend the functionality of PerformancePoint you either need to install Visual Studio 2005 along with the SDK, or you can just install Visual Studio 2008. I figured, why not just use Visual Studio 2008. After installing SQL, MOSS, PerformancePoint and Visual Studio … Read More

Sharepoint and performancepoint

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Yes, I’m straying back into BI a little bit due to this announcement by Microsoft.  PerformancePoint is now include in the MOSS Enterprise CAL.  So, for all of you that have SharePoint enterprise and wanted to add dashboards and BI to your SharePoint farm, this is your chance as you can now get PerformancePoint for no additional cost!  This is … Read More