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:
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:
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:
This made me wonder what other books might be in the pipeline. A quick look on Amazon revealed: