Microsoft Brings Business Intelligence to the Masses With SharePoint

More news about Performance Point from Microsoft. Microsoft has posted a short Q&A with the Senior VP of Office Business Platform Group at Microsoft . The interview gives some insight into the strategy announcement, why Microsoft made this decision, how planning customer will be supported and what the overall benefit to customers will be.
 
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While it doesn’t shed light on how they are going to replace the proclarity Desktop it clearly states the reason for the big change:
“We frequently sum up our mission as bringing “BI to the masses.” Incorporating Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 features into Office SharePoint Server helps us fulfill that mission and sets us apart from many of the BI vendors that require the purchase of specialized applications. “