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PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics: Dashboard basics I

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Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 makes it easy for you to know what’s going on in your business. Learn some basics so that you can use a dashboard to monitor and analyze business performance, right from your company's SharePoint site.Want to know more about PerformancePoint Server? Get more information here: PerformancePoint Server.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson; the test is not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • See how a PerformancePoint Server dashboard can help you gauge the health of your business using reporting types such as the balanced scorecard method.
  • Recognize different dashboard items and access the menu that lets you do more with them.
  • See more information by viewing a dashboard element in its own window, outside of the dashboard.
  • Know where to find the most up-to-date Help information for using a PerformancePoint dashboard.

Before you begin

This course assumes that your company uses the monitoring and analytics capabilities that are available with PerformancePoint Server and has deployed a dashboard that uses that system.

For detailed product information about PerformancePoint Server, including system requirements, visit

If your company uses PerformancePoint Server to monitor and analyze performance, the odds are good that dashboards are available to you via your company's SharePoint site.

Seeing the dashboard is only the first step. Once you learn some basics, you'll be able to work with a dashboard in many ways to show and share the information that's relevant to the work that you do. This course, the first in a series, will show you how.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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