If you are installing PerformancePoint Monitoring Server on SQL Server 2008 there are some prerequisite steps. PerformancePoint Monitoring Server requires SQL Server 2005 client component software. After SQL Server 2008 is installed and properly updated, then Cumulative update package 9 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 must be installed. This CU9 is a hotfix and has to be requested at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953752.
After applying the SQL Server 2005 update, PerformancePoint 2007 can be installed but not configured until after PPS SP2 is applied.
Microsoft’s Technet has step by step instructions for these installations and updates at:
We are presenting a free webinar on Changes in Microsoft’s BI Strategy at 2pm on Tuesday, March 17th. We will introduce Microsoft’s BI strategy, explain how it evolved, show how organizations can benefit from recent licensing changes, and give a live demo of creating scorecards and dashboards.
In January, Microsoft announced a major change in their business intelligence product strategy. PerformancePoint – Microsoft’s dashboard, analytics and scorecard creation software – will no longer be a standalone product and going forward will be included with SharePoint Enterprise. This is a significant change considering that previously PerformancePoint Server carried a list price of $20,000 per server and $199 per user. Now firms that already own SharePoint Enterprise and SQL Server can use PerformancePoint to begin creating and deploying business intelligence solutions.
Details and registration can be found at Changes in Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Strategy