PerformancePoint Server documentation roadmap

Updated: 2009-02-17

Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 documentation is published in three places on the Internet — Office Online, TechNet, and MSDN — because it is focused on three audiences: Information Worker (end user), IT Professional (administrator), and Developer. There may be overlap between the audiences. For example, the IT professional who deploys Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 may also be the person who helps users connect PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer to its data sources or who helps build MDX queries from a user's report.

To help you find the information that you need, this article provides links to PerformancePoint Server documentation by audience and publishing location. A description of the documentation is provided in a PerformancePoint Server documentation map (\&clcid=0x40) on Office Online.

Documentation by audience and location

The following table shows you where you can find PerformancePoint Server documentation.


The links that follow may change over time as new documentation is published to reflect customer feedback, service packs, new releases, and additional instruction.

Type of documentation Location What’s included

End user (information worker)

Microsoft Office Online

Planning Business Modeler

PerformancePoint Add-in for Excel

Management Reporter

Dashboard Designer

Dashboard Viewer for SharePoint Services

IT Professional

Microsoft TechNet

Product evaluation

Planning and Architecture Guide

Deployment Guide

Operations Guide



Monitoring Server SDK– conceptual and class libraries

Extending Dashboard objects

Planning Business Rules Development Guide


TechNet: PerformancePoint Server glossary


TechNet, Office Online, Microsoft BI

Performance tuning and capacity planning for Monitoring Server

Performance testing guidelines

Performance tuning scenario for Planning Server

PerformancePoint Planning Design Basics

How Intelligence Enterprises Deliver Performance Management

Readme files

Office Online: Planning, Office Online: Monitoring

What's new in PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2

Known issues and workarounds


Office Online

Learning courses, webcasts, demos, and samples

Microsoft Business Intelligence

Microsoft Business Intelligence Web site

Solutions for data warehousing, reporting and analysis, and performance management

Capabilities, resources, products, subscription to newsletter, partners

Solutions by role, industry, segment, and data


Office Online Downloads

Evaluation version of PerformancePoint Server 2007

Sample data for PerformancePoint Server Planning and Monitoring applications

Sample dashboards for various industries and government institutions

Solution accelerator with scorecards and dashboard for the IT department

Community forums

TechNet forums


Monitoring and Analytics

Management Reporter

Data Integration Toolkit


The Microsoft PerformanctPoint Team Blog

B.I. the way…PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint Blog

Troubleshooting solutions, security, migration tips, business intelligence news, and more.