We are very happy to announce that Service Pack 1 of Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007 has been signed off to ship! Representing Microsoft in the growing performance management market, PerformancePoint Server allows customers to align employees to their organization’s strategy by:
· Planning for the future of the business
· Monitoring the performance of your organization
· Analyzing the results
Thanks to everyone who worked on this release (there were many involved) and those in other organizations that assisted in that work. This is our first service pack of our first release so it signals a milestone in our internal rhythm of business.
With this new Service Pack, many enhancements have been made to help customers enhance their decision making with the monitoring, analyzing and planning functionality found in PerformancePoint Server. Usability, stability and performance enhancements are key focus areas for PerformancePoint Server SP1. Customers will have new workbook options to help improve the performance of queries and show the effects of changes in planning assignments for better â€œwhat-ifâ€ analysis.
Customers using strategy maps and KPIâ€™s for monitoring and analytics will see improvements to scorecard and filter usability. Scorecards with negative numbers are easier to read and dashboards with filters are now much faster to render and provide the ability to link reports directly to KPIâ€™s. There is also added support for Tabular filters and Time Intelligence Post Formula filters, as well as the ability to link multiple filters to a strategy map.
In addition, SP1 adds support for Windows Server 2008. Support for SQL Server 2008 will be available later this year with PerformancePoint Server SP2.
For more information about whatâ€™s available in SP1, please check the online help:
PerformancePoint Server SP1 availability:
Download Center Pages:
Enterprise Version 32-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=28B1F86B-B7F2-4215-8BC9-8F8507FF8831&displaylang=en
Enterprise Version 64-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6245C354-9191-4C4D-8C0C-C10D6C778AF8&displaylang=en
Evaluation Version 32-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6372C24F-67DD-42DD-B034-748907B23420&displaylang=en
Evaluation Version 64-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3ADAC793-DEF0-4BA8-A9AB-228979B8DB40&displaylang=en
ProductsWeb for internal users:
We anticipate SP1 availability for MSDN subscribers in the next couple of weeks.
English bits will be available in Volume Licensing in August, 2008
- On Office Online: Links to README and other useful information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/FX102380591033.aspx
- On TechNet: For the IT pro – Deployment Guide, Operations Guide, Whitepapers: http://technet.microsoft.com/office/performancepoint/default.aspx