PerformancePoint Server to be merged into next SharePoint version.

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I noticed from my colleague that “PerformancePoint Server 2007 will no longer be a standalone item on the Microsoft price list as of April 1, 2009. Microsoft will release PerformancePoint Server 2007 “Service Pack 3” which will include updates to the current product’s Planning module in mid-2009. This will be the final release of the product and the final release of the Planning component. This release will contain many key feature and functionality enhancements that our customers and partners have requested.”

The functionalities of PerformancePoint Monitoring & Analytics with all scorecard, dashboard, and analytical capabilities will move from PerformancePoint Server into next SharePoint Server Enterprise version.

As a result, end user can save cost without need to purchase additional PPS server license. PerformancePoint Monitoring & Analytics modules are very powerful tools which allow user to easily analyst and monitor their business performance. I believe SharePoint Server will become a popular product very soon.

Business Scorecard Manager – Permission error

Do you ever get this error for normaly user when accessing your scorecard in sharepoint?

“There is a problem with this scorecard. Ensure that it and all dependant items have been published correctly and that you have adequate permissions to view them. If the problem still persists then please contact a system administrator.”

You do not have any problem when you are local administrator. You already set all the permission in your scorecard and datasource. But it still raising the error when you login as end user to view the scorecard. Since I am still new to BSM, it take me hours to solve to the problem. The trick is you must set the “global reader” permission to “NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users” in your BSM’s “Server Administration”->”Permission” setting. By default, it only set the local administrator’s rights.

BSM 2005 defaultmember in MS OLAP Cube

I am having  difficulties to set the dynamic defaultmember for a dimension. Eg. I got a time dimension which use in BSM. I want it to always get today’s date as the dimension member so that i can get the MTD data from my cube. But some how it didnt works. I did try on vba!date() function as found in google as well but no help. The BSM time intelligence member only work and display data if i hard code the defaultmember in cube. Setting manually time dimension in BSM also no help. Does anybody facing this problem before? Will appreciate if can point out the tricks…. =)