Some of my friends in the Hyperion world thought they were jumping-the-line by getting a headstart on turning their attentions over to Microsoft Performance Point. Well, it looks like they jumped too fast. Microsoft made a somewhat surprising announcement last Friday. According to Visual Studio Magazine:
"Microsoft will discontinue its PerformancePoint business intelligence product and will merge its function into SharePoint Server, the company said late last week."
The information for this statement apparently came from a post on a Microsoft BI blog posting at http://blogs.msdn.com/bi/archive/2009/01/23/microsoft-bi-strategy-update.aspx.
The OLAP Report has written a report detailing the reasons at http://www.olapreport.com/Comment_Bizdemise.htm.
To my friends who had left to concentrate on Performance Point, welcome back! I wondered why I had seen you all answering questions on the Hyperion forums recently.. <BigGrin>