PerformancePoint Server downloads and training

Updated: 2008-08-21

This article is a summary of the demos that introduce PerformancePoint Monitoring Server and also the sample data and downloads available for review.

PerformancePoint Server evaluation download

Download The PerformancePoint Server 180 Trial software now by clicking here.

Sample data for PerformancePoint Server Planning applications

The Alpine Ski House (ASH) sample application for Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is a fully loaded and calculated application that supports the fictitious ASH Resorts and Manufacturing Company. The application was designed to illustrate real-world business scenarios, and it includes predefined forms and reports that use ASH databases as data sources. To download the ASH sample application, click here.

Sample data for PerformancePoint Server Monitoring applications

The Monitoring sample data contains scorecards and dashboards that are based on an included sample data set, scorecards and dashboards that are based on the PerformancePoint Server sample data, and vertical scorecard samples. To download the Monitoring sample data, click here.

PerformancePoint Server training

The following is a list of training tools available for PerformancePoint Server.

Videos and workbooks

The fastest way to learn the basics of PerformancePoint Server is through these self-directed learning courses. These courses have been designed to give a quick start on building your performance management solution. To take the courses, click here.

Virtual labs

Virtual labs are a great way to get an inside look at the process of building different types of BI content. Before you get started, read the minimum system requirements here. Try out the following virtual labs for PerformancePoint Server and to see other BI virtual labs.

The following are virtual labs as they relate to the SQL Server business intelligence platform.

  • SQL Server Reporting Services - Report Builder: Learn to auto-generate a report model in SQL Server Reporting Services Report Model Designer, refine the model using model-item properties, and understand how model-item properties affect end-user reporting.

  • Integration Services: Learn to create a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) package, create an SSIS package project, monitor the progress of an SSIS package, and log results from an SSIS package to both a text file and the Windows Event log.

  • Data Mining: Learn to create Decision Tree and Naïve Bayes data mining models, view mining accuracy charts, create a prediction query, and model time series.

PerformancePoint Server 2007 demos and videos

Click here to see how PerformancePoint Server helps IT, Finance, Operations, and Sales. Also see how PerformancePoint Server and Microsoft Virtual Earth, a geospatial mapping platform, are used together to help a public sector correlate traditionally disparate and unconnected data to provide better public service.