Up to Speed with PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer

PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer is a tool that you can use to create powerful, dynamic dashboards that are hosted in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This video series is designed to help you learn how you can use Dashboard Designer to create dashboards in your organization.

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Video 1: Introducing Dashboard Designer

View this video to get a high-level overview of Dashboard Designer, including how to install and open it. You’ll learn how you can use Dashboard Designer to create a wide variety of dashboard items and save them in designated SharePoint lists and document libraries.

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Video 2: Tour Dashboard Designer

View this video to get an overview of the user interface in Dashboard Designer, including the Workspace Browser, center pane, Details pane, ribbon, and File tab.

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Video 3: Creating a basic dashboard

View this video to see how to create a basic dashboard by using Dashboard Designer. You’ll see how to easily create a basic scorecard, analytic chart, and a dashboard filter. You’ll also see how to create and assemble a dashboard page, and then deploy the dashboard to SharePoint Server.

 Note    In this video, we use the Contoso sample data set, which is available for download at the Microsoft Download Center. See Microsoft Contoso BI Demo Dataset for Retail Industry for more information.

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Video 4: Adding a report to a dashboard

View this video to see how to add a report to a previously created dashboard by using Dashboard Designer.

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Video 5: Making changes to a PerformancePoint dashboard

View this video to see how to make changes to a dashboard by using Dashboard Designer. You’ll see how making changes to the information that is displayed in an individual item does not necessarily mean that you have to redeploy a dashboard. You will also see an example of changes that you might make to a dashboard that do require you to redeploy the dashboard to SharePoint Server.

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Video 6: Adding a page to a PerformancePoint dashboard

View this video to see how you can add a page to a dashboard by using Dashboard Designer. You’ll see how to reuse existing reports in the new dashboard page, and how to make sure page navigation is displayed across the top of your dashboard.

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Additional Resources

See the following articles for additional information about Dashboard Designer

Getting Started: PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer

What’s New in PerformancePoint Dashboards

Creating dashboards by using PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer

Learn about PerformancePoint report types

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Applies to:
PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer, SharePoint Server 2010