Book Review – The Rational Guide To Monitoring and Analyzing with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007
Posted by denglishbi on February 25, 2008
Just got done wrapping up another book today and finished the book by Nick Barclay and Adrian Downes titled The Rational Guide To Monitoring and Analyzing with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. This book was also a quick read once I dived back into it; I took a short break over the holidays and read a few fiction books. This covers two of the three portions of the PerformancePoint Server product (Monitoring and Analyzing). This is an excellent read and I loved the format. The Rational Guides are typically under 300 pages and this one was 250, so it does not drag out like some books. It is concise and has really good tech tips, notes, and caution items. There is also bonus material to download that includes a list of additional resources, additional chapters, and the examples so you can follow along with the book.
Nick and Adrian pointed out a few bugs, if you want to call them that, that are included in the RTM of the product. One in regards to adding more than one target metric for a KPI and the other in regards to getting strategy maps to accept multiple features. The additional target metrics will be added with a calculation property of No Value instead of Default and in order to setup strategy maps to accept multiple filters you need to modify the workspace XML file and change the AcceptsMultipleFilterLinks value for the EndPoint.
The content in the book is right on and the examples are just not your basic ‘Hello World’ ones either. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I would definitely recommend adding this book to your collection and I can’t wait to read their other book The Rational Guide To Planning with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007.
|The Rational Guide To Monitoring and Analyzing with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 (Rational Guides)|
by Nick Barclay, Adrian Downes