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  • 1. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Your first step toward an optimized application infrastructure. This overview supports you in planning your next steps toward an optimized application platform, and provides specific advice about reaching the next level. Just save this result and forward it to a Microsoft partner of your choice, who will be happy to discuss your next steps with you. You can search for qualified partners via the link on the results page. You can also take advantage of our free callback service to receive individual advice. Simply register for the Microsoft callback service listed on your results page or contact a Microsoft partner of your choice using the partner search. If you register to receive the newsletter, you will receive regular, tailored information and offers. The purpose of the Application Platform Assessment ("Assessment") is to provide you with information you may find useful regarding infrastructure optimization. The Assessment is provided for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT AND ITS PARTNERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSESSMENT. MICROSOFT AND ITS PARTNERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSESSMENT. Basic Standardized Rationalized Dynamic Development x
  • 2. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results SOA and Business x Process User Experience x Data Management x Business Intelligence x
  • 3. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Development Question 1: What is your company's current adoption of development tools and platforms that they target? Your answer: Active development is based on a mix of legacy and modern tools. Analysis: ·Tools from multiple vendors are not easily integrated. ·Current Web development team uses legacy tools on non-Microsoft platforms. ·Limited monitoring and management of Web platform. Software at the Standardized level includes: ·Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional ·Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: Develop highly reliable applications faster, to enable more mission-critical deployments. ·Increase developer productivity. ·Improve application quality and security. ·Spend more time building new application features and less time maintaining legacy applications. Additional Resources: Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Patterns and Practices
  • 4. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/practices/default.aspx About Development http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_dev.msp x -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 2: How would you define your company's tools capabilities? Your answer: Utilize an IDE along with integrated third-party tools for additional project definition, design, development, testing, deployment, and managementcapabilities. Analysis: Limited integration of built-in tools. Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System, including Team Foundation Server ·Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: Evaluate transitions from design and construction to maintenance and operations to expedite and simplify the development process. ·Leverage application lifecycle management (ALM) to improve software development processes, to bring applications to market faster, rework code less, improve efficiency, and achieve higher application quality. Additional Resources: Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools
  • 5. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Patterns and Practices http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/practices/default.aspx About Development http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_dev.msp x Enterprise Application Development eLearning http://www.microsoft.com/learning/developer/eadev.mspx Deploying Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server as an Enterprise-Wide Service http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735280.aspx Improving Software Development Lifecycle http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa302180.aspx Application Life-cycle Management for Software Teams http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/bb400737.aspx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 3: Does your company have a formalized software development process? Your answer: Uses one or more structured processes within some teams (not consistent across entire organization). Analysis: ·Improve methodology and increase reporting to meet governance demands of business. ·Lightweight methodologies (such as Scrum, Agile) are used, but with limited experience. Software at the Standardized level includes: ·Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite ·Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
  • 6. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: Increase development predictability and visibility by implementing better processes and methodology. ·Experienced teams that follow implemented methodologies and processes are more successful, stay within scope, and meet user requirements Additional Resources: Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Patterns and Practices http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/practices/default.aspx About Development http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_dev.msp x
  • 7. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results SOA and Business Process Question 4: What need does your business have for integration activities? Your answer: Mostly point-to-point EAI solutions; no enterprise-wide integration. Analysis: ·Some use of standard integration package software, but not enterprise- wide. ·Limited real-time visibility into business activities and process indicators. ·Manually performing some departmental processes that span multiple applications. Software at the Standardized level includes: ·Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 ·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ·Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 ·Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: ·Efficiently develop and maintain with standard packaged software; avoid rewriting code whenever systems or processes change. ·Increase the speed of the code of your processes and the productivity of your people with process automation across workloads and departments. ·Optimize reusability and reduce development cost and time using SOA and services. ·Allow your systems and applications to work together, providing end-to-end capabilities, automation, and control. ·Allow insight into business activities and manage them in real time. Additional Resources:
  • 8. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF About SOA http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_soa.msp x Microsoft SOA http://www.microsoft.com/soa Explore Business Process Management http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/solutions/bpm/default.mspx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 5: How automated are your business-to-business activities? Your answer: Business-to-business is integrated across the firewall into collaborative processes/workflows; business-to-business has agile capability for trading Partner management and rules changes. Analysis: Software at the Dynamic level includes: ·Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 ·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ·Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 ·Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Additional Resources: Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF
  • 9. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results About SOA http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_soa.msp x Microsoft SOA http://www.microsoft.com/soa Explore Business Process Management http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/solutions/bpm/default.mspx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 6: How would you describe your company's use of Web services? Your answer: Established development methodology for SOA and services; can manage increasing numbers of services. Analysis: ·Established architecture discipline with an established methodology for SOA and services, not enterprise-wide. ·IT assets are limited by internal scalability and hard assets. Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 ·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ·Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 ·Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: Base alerts and notifications on key performance indicators that you define in a running automated business process. ·Use SOA across internal services—as well as external federated services—to operate in the current situation and scale your IT capacity as needed. ·Due to SOA and process abstraction, quickly integrate new applications and standards across the enterprise; organization structure is no longer an obstacle for IT.
  • 10. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results ·Use pre-defined templates that describe patterns for automating business processes. Additional Resources: Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF About SOA http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_soa.msp x Microsoft SOA http://www.microsoft.com/soa Explore Business Process Management http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/solutions/bpm/default.mspx SaaS Overview http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/architecture/aa699384.aspx Enterprise Perspective http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/architecture/aa905332.aspx Software as a Service http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/saas/default.mspx Build and leverage SaaS applications http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/saas/saasplatform.mspx
  • 11. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results User Experience Question 7: Does your IT organization understand the user experience you provide to customers/users and is user experience a high priority? Your answer: Deep understanding of how user needs can affect quality and success of applications. Actively developing applications using a process, tools, and platform with integrated UX capabilities. Analysis: Inability to make user experience a key differentiator for business offerings ·Compromised usability and application quality because of lack of a common approach in development ·User experience is not a seamless part of the development process ·User experience testing and gathering feedback is difficult Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Microsoft Expression Studio ·Microsoft Silverlight ·Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite ·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ·ASP.NET Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: ·Facilitate consistent design and development through detailed, well- conceived guidelines implemented across the organization. ·Include user experience as a central focus in mission-critical and company- wide development. ·Share and manage user experience throughout the organization. ·Continually improve products and applications by considering usability and user feedback. ·Integrate design within the development process.
  • 12. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Additional Resources: Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Your Creative Power Unleashed http://www.microsoft.com/expression/default.aspx See how Microsoft Expression brings designers into the equation to help teams create better user experiences for today's standards-based Web and tomorrow's next-generation Vista applications. Usability in the Development Process http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997575.aspx Inductive User Interface Guidelines http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997506.aspx Build Your Web Site Your Way http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/overview.aspx?key=web Better Designer Tools for Better End-User Experiences http://www.microsoft.com/expression/expression-studio/overview.aspx
  • 13. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Data Management Question 8: How would you describe your data warehousing strategy? Your answer: Central data warehouse with real-time data from operational systems. Analysis: ·No enforcement of SLAs, although can define them and get reports ·Lacking ability to incrementally add or delete hardware, storage capacity ·Multiple metadata repositories and models ·No predictable levels of service and availability ·Loosely-coupled architectures are slow to adapt ·Multiple management tools Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: ·Implement defined, monitored, and enforced service level agreements ·Leverage accurate reporting and analysis with real-time data warehousing, instant reports, and up-to-date business process management ·Help withstand hardware, software, and storage failures with a tolerant, dependable infrastructure ·Increase productivity through automated, self-correcting systems Additional Resources: Data Marts http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/aa905978(SQL.80).aspx Distributing Data to Data Marts http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/library/aa905987(sql.80).aspx Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2005 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/library/aa905987(sql.80).aspx
  • 14. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results SQL Server 2005 for Data Warehousing - Building and Managing Data Warehouses http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/library/aa905987(sql.80).aspx Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Integration Services http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/library/aa905987(sql.80).aspx Creating and Optimizing High Performance Data Warehouse http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/library/aa905987(sql.80).aspx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 9: How much time does your IT staff spend on routine tasks (backup, tuning, monitoring and so on)? Your answer: 25% Analysis: ·Multiple management tools ·No enforcement of SLAs, although can define them and get reports ·Lacking ability to incrementally add or delete hardware, storage capacity ·Multiple metadata repositories and models Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: ·Accurate reporting and analysis with real-time data warehousing, instant reports, and up-to-date business process management. ·Help withstand hardware, software, and storage failures with a tolerant, dependable infrastructure. ·Increase productivity through automated, self-correcting systems Additional Resources: Consolidate on SQL Server 2005
  • 15. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/sqlupgrd.mspx Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 10: How does your company manage database performance? Your answer: Use performance tuning tools and indexing to increase performance. Analysis: Loosely-coupled architectures are slow to adapt. Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: ·Accurate reporting and analysis with real-time data warehousing, instant reports, and up-to-date business process management. ·Help withstand hardware, software, and storage failures with a tolerant, dependable infrastructure. ·Increase productivity through automated, self-correcting systems Additional Resources: About Data Management http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_dataman age.mspx Enterprise Data Management http://www.microsoft.com/sql/solutions/edm/default.mspx Microsoft Operations Framework
  • 16. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 11: What is the high-availability strategy and technology for the core line-of-business applications in your company? Your answer: 99.99% availability for mission-critical applications, with a clear strategy for planned and unplanned downtime. Analysis: No predictable levels of service and availability Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: ·Accurate reporting and analysis with real-time data warehousing, instant reports, and up-to-date business process management. ·Help withstand hardware, software, and storage failures with a tolerant, dependable infrastructure. ·Increase productivity through automated, self-correcting systems. Additional Resources: High Availability Guided Tour http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/demo/high-availability-demo.mspx Implementing High Availability http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190202.aspx About Data Management http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/capability_dataman age.mspx
  • 17. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Enterprise Data Management http://www.microsoft.com/sql/solutions/edm/default.mspx Microsoft Operations Framework http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default. mspx Visual Studio Team System Process Templates and Tools http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Failover Clustering http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189134.aspx Implementing SQL Server 2005 Failover Clustering http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=818234dc- a17b-4f09-b282-c6830fead499&displaylang=en
  • 18. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Business Intelligence Question 12: What tools do you use to help people make better decisions? Your answer: Interactive, departmental scorecards, with key performance metrics from the database. Analysis: Interactive, departmental scorecards where performance metrics (KPIs) are sourced from a database. Software at the Standardized level includes: ·Business Scorecard Manager 2005 ·PerformancePoint Server 2007 ·Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 ·SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 (Analysis Services, Integration Services) ·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ·Office Professional Plus 2007 ·ProClarity 6 Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: Track and analyze performance with strategy-driven scorecards. ·Improve collaboration and quality of decisions by making information throughout the organization available to people at all levels. Additional Resources: Create and publish key indicators using MOSS 2007 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA100800271033.aspx Excel Services Business Value http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/0/27012517-6a72-491a-901d- 6698a7245210/ExcelServicesBusinessValue.doc Centralizing and Sharing Business Intelligence Technical White Paper http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/E/5/AE5E7A63-4153-4AA6- BBE5-27C8222E5092/CentralizingandSharingBusinessIntelligence.doc
  • 19. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Centralizing and Sharing Business Intelligence http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Building Office Business Applications http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/isv/bb190530.aspx SQL Server Accelerator for BI Overview http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx SQL Server 2005—Integration Services http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/dwsqlsy.mspx Integration Services in Business Intelligence Development Studio http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/c/f1cf7b8d-7fb9-4b71-a658- e748e67f9eba/integratingrsapp.doc Typical Uses of Integration Services in SQL Server 2005 http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/c/f1cf7b8d-7fb9-4b71-a658- e748e67f9eba/integratingrsapp.doc Business Intelligence Capabilities: Scorecards and dashboards http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/c/f1cf7b8d-7fb9-4b71-a658- e748e67f9eba/integratingrsapp.doc Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/FX101686301033.aspx Balanced Scorecard Template Samples http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb0a2e94- fb71-4218-84a9-3e043aeff310&DisplayLang=en Business Scorecard Manager Features and Benefits http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/isv/bb190530.aspx PerformancePoint Server 2007 product overview http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb326410.aspx Microsoft BI and Data warehousing http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266337.aspx Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing in SQL Server 2005 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007—An Overview http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/c/f1cf7b8d-7fb9-4b71-a658- e748e67f9eba/integratingrsapp.doc
  • 20. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting with Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms167031.aspx Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical Overview http://www.microsoft.com/sql/technologies/dm/default.mspx Budgeting with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx? EventID=1032355766&Culture=en-US Revenue Forecasting with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx? EventID=1032355958&Culture=en-US Strategic Planning and Scorecarding with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx? EventID=1032355970&Culture=en-US -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 13: How do you share business insight with the right people? Your answer: User-driven report building, definition, scheduling, and subscription; wizard-based publishing. Analysis: User-driven report building, definition, scheduling, and subscription; wizard-based publishing of data from frontend analytical applications and Web-based interactive analysis. Software at the Rationalized level includes: User-driven report building, definition, scheduling, and subscription; wizard- based publishing of data from frontend analytical applications and Web-based interactive analysis. Software at the Rationalized level includes: ·Business Scorecard Manager 2005
  • 21. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results ·PerformancePoint Server 2007 ·Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008 ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 (Analysis Services, Integration Services) ·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ·Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 ·ProClarity 6 Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: Assist managers in planning and forecasting work by presenting a single, common overview of business processes across departments. Additional Resources: Business Intelligence: Data Mining http://www.microsoft.com/bi/bicapabilities/data-mining.aspx Data mining using SQL Server 2005 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms137795.aspx Introduction to Data Mining with SQL Server 2005 http://www.microsoft.com/bi/bicapabilities/scorecard.aspx Data Mining: Data sheet http://www.microsoft.com/MSF SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/previousversions/ssabi/overview.msp x SQL Server Data Mining Programmability http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb331782.aspx What Is BAM? http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itshowcase/content/centralBi.mspx Using Business Activity Monitoring http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/HA101639571033.aspx Business Scorecard Manager 2005 Operations White Paper http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx? FamilyId=BCD72419-33D3-4B6A-9ECC-B8FFDBADD725&displaylang=en Business Activity Monitoring and Real-Time BI http://www.microsoft.com/uk/bi/solutions/bam.mspx
  • 22. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/2005ssrs.mspx Reporting Services Scenarios with SQL Server 2005 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx Authoring, Designing, and Building with SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/a/a1a739c0-f39a-4475-930f- c01b1850a2a4/PerformancePoint Server Datasheet-Planning_10_07.docx Report Controls in SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/aa561326.aspx Integrating Reporting Services into Your Application http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx Data Integration Solutions for Master Data Management http://www.microsoft.com/bi/bicapabilities/scorecard.aspx The What, Why, and How of Master Data Management http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/aa560139.aspx Master Data Management (MDM) Hub Architecture http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb410798.aspx Monitor Organizational Performance with Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/d/6/2d6ba8eb-e9b9-4b6b-977b- ea540d7b0302/PerformancePoint Server Datasheet-Monitoring_10_07.docx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 14: What data warehousing methods do you use to collect information? Your answer: Basic ETL packages to load, subject / functional data mart. Analysis: Basic ETL packages to load subject/functional data mart. Software at the Standardized level includes: ·Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ·SQL Server 2008
  • 23. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Benefits of Advancing to the Next Level: Enable users to access information from a centralized and managed data warehouse Additional Resources: Create and publish key indicators using MOSS 2007 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA100800271033.aspx Excel Services Business Value http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/0/27012517-6a72-491a-901d- 6698a7245210/ExcelServicesBusinessValue.doc Centralizing and Sharing Business Intelligence Technical White Paper http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/E/5/AE5E7A63-4153-4AA6- BBE5-27C8222E5092/CentralizingandSharingBusinessIntelligence.doc Centralizing and Sharing Business Intelligence http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/0/27012517-6a72-491a-901d- 6698a7245210/ExcelServicesBusinessValue.doc Building Office Business Applications http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx SQL Server Accelerator for BI Overview http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/previousversions/ssabi/overview.msp x SQL Server 2005—Integration Services http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb331782.aspx Integration Services in Business Intelligence Development Studio http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174181.aspx Typical Uses of Integration Services in SQL Server 2005 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA100800271033.aspx Business Intelligence Capabilities: Scorecards and dashboards http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/c/f1cf7b8d-7fb9-4b71-a658- e748e67f9eba/integratingrsapp.doc Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard http://www.microsoft.com/Canada/government/fedsol_balancedscorecard.m spx
  • 24. Application Infrastructure Assessment Detailed Results Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/FX101686301033.aspx Balanced Scorecard Template Samples http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb0a2e94- fb71-4218-84a9-3e043aeff310&DisplayLang=en Business Scorecard Manager Features and Benefits http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb326410.aspx PerformancePoint Server 2007 product overview http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/aa560139.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/bi/bicapabilities/scorecard.aspx Microsoft BI and Data warehousing http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/07/DataPoints/default.aspx Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing in SQL Server 2005 http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/c/f1cf7b8d-7fb9-4b71-a658- e748e67f9eba/integratingrsapp.doc Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007—An Overview http://www.microsoft.com/MSF Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting with Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159218.aspx Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical Overview http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/HA101639571033.aspx Budgeting with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx? EventID=1032355766&Culture=en-US Revenue Forecasting with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx? EventID=1032355958&Culture=en-US Strategic Planning and Scorecarding with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx? EventID=1032355970&Culture=en-US