PerformancePoint terminated – Some more facts
This topic is obviously developing by the minute. A lot of sources seem to have the same information on this including Decidio (in french). So – some more facts and rumors from the cloud…
Microsoft will announce an update to its Microsoft Business Intelligence roadmap. Microsoft’s continued strategy is to deliver BI through Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) and Excel – and of course based on Microsoft SQL Server BI.
- Microsoft states that based on customer feedback they are moving Monitoring and Analysis from Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server into Office SharePoint Server Enterprise. In mid 2009 a PerformancePoint Server 2007 service pack 3 will be released. After that point no further investment in the standalone versions of PerformancePoint Server is to be expected. Microsoft will of course continue to support the product. This effectively means the end of the Planning piece.
- PerformancePoint Server 2007 will disappear from Microsoft price list as of April 1, 2009. Monitoring and analytics capabilities will be included in the next release of SharePoint Server and will be available to SharePoint Enterprise CAL customers.
- PerformancePoint Server will be available only to SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise CAL customers with Software Assurance only.
- Core ProClarity capabilities will migrate to SharePoint and Excel over the coming releases
UPDATE: Read more on this in the Chris Webb blog about his further thoughts on the death of PPS Planning. And from a SharePoint perspective this is of course good news! (some more SharePoint perspectives)