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Things are warming up in advance of the release of PerformancePoint, I see…

First of all, there are some launch events in New York and London:
http://www.microsoft.com/bi/performancepointlaunch/
I’ve registered for the London event, so say hello if you’re going! I see it’s at Vinopolis, so hopefully the drinks will be good; pity it’s on a Tuesday when Borough Market is closed.

If you’re trying to find out more about PerformancePoint, Microsoft have clearly done a deal with the folks at the OLAP Report (why not make my day and buy a subscription?) and made their writeup on it available as a free download from the Microsoft site:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/c/d/3cdc4df9-eb2b-4eb1-b29f-d892f31aa29c/OLAP%20Report%20PPS%20preview.pdf
As you’d expect from Nigel and co it’s pretty even-handed and not afraid to make the odd criticism where necessary.

Books are also starting to appear. I see Nick Barclay has announced two sequels to the excellent BSM book he and Adrian Downes wrote from last year covering the monitoring/analytics and planning sides of things:
http://nickbarclay.blogspot.com/2007/09/two-rational-guides-for.html
This made me wonder what other books might be in the pipeline. A quick look on Amazon revealed:

"Microsoft Performance Management: with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007" by Joey Fitts and Bruno Aziza

"Business Intelligence with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007" by Craig Utley

"Administrator’s Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 Servers" by Peter Bruzesse

Written by Chris Webb

September 17, 2007 at 10:09 am

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