To find out more about the press release behind this, a good source can be found here: Microsoft folds PerformancePoint Server into SharePoint
From the post:
""We weren't playing to our strengths, and consequently were running into the same glass ceiling of 20% deployment that every other BI vendor is," Kerr told Computerworld. "We thought there was a much better way to achieve our goal of 'BI for the masses,' which is to make these features a seamless part of how they already work with SharePoint, SQL Server or Excel.""
Lets really underline something here: 'BI for the masses'. This is Microsoft's new BI plan and focus. For the past several years now, espcially from the Dynamics AX community, customer and partners alike have complained about not having a true given single platform for BI.
This move is a great move by Microsoft in consolidating the BI efforts, making Office and SharePoint truly the UI for doing this, with Dynamics AX and SQL Server as the backend.
Finally we have a focus starting to come together with this move, and I for one am very excited about this move. And any Dynamics AX customer present or future should be pleased by this move.
If your interested in finding out more, feel free to contact me, and look here for future references to the 'BI for the masses'. Also keep here for more SQL Server 2008 for Dynamics AX 2009.
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