Steve Caravajal's Ramblings : SharePoint is getting even more powerful!! Welcome PerformancePoint Services!: "SharePoint is getting even more powerful!! Welcome PerformancePoint Services!
Some very exciting news was announced yesterday. SharePoint’s mission has always been to provide collaboration to the masses. Collaboration in the broadest sense has meant business intelligence capability with Excel integration, Excel Services, KPIs, Report Center, etc.
Well, as of yesterday, collaboration to the masses now also includes BI for the masses with the inclusion of PerformancePoint Services. Yep, that’s right! The next version of SharePoint (aka SharePoint14) will include PerformancePoint Services. You say you can’t wait till SharePoint14, well you might not have to, read on…
This is an update to our Business Intelligence roadmap. This will greatly facilitate delivering BI to everyone in the organization.
Specifically, this includes consolidating the scorecard, dashboard, and analytic functionality from PerformancePoint Server into SharePoint Server Enterprise as PerformancePoint Services.
PerformancePoint Services will be a license entitlement for SharePoint Server 2007 ECAL customers with Software Assurance. This means that customers who want to deploy PerformancePoint can do so today at no additional cost. Yep, you read that right.
PerformancePoint Server 2007 will no longer be available as a standalone item after April 1, 2009.
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