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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By: Adrian Colquhoun

Overview of this book

The power of Microsoft SharePoint as the Enterprise collaboration platform is ever-growing; due to the wide range of capabilities it offers, SharePoint 2010 can help transform your business so you can quickly respond to the changes and challenges that you face. For End Users, SharePoint helps you and your team work "better, faster, and smarter". This book will take your SharePoint knowledge further, showing you how to use your skills to solve real business problems. While many other titles might be characterized as "SharePoint Explained", this cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications. The cookbook begins by providing a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint essentials, while quickly moving forward to topics like Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and automating business processes. At the end of the book, the information presented in the earlier recipes is combined to create three example SharePoint 2010 "composite applications" for Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management. Composite applications are the "unique selling point" of SharePoint 2010 and understanding how to create them is the key to unlocking the business value of the product.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook
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Creating a chart using the PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer

PerformancePoint Services provides the ability to create a wide range of charts, KPIs, scorecards, and filters, and integrate them all together in a dashboard. In this recipe we learn how to use the Dashboard Designer tool to create and deploy an Analytic Chart to a SharePoint page.

Getting ready

This recipe works for:

  • SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition

You will need SharePoint 2010 Enterprise with PerformancePoint Services configured. You will require a SharePoint site created from the Business Intelligence Centre template.

You need a compatible data source such as a Microsoft Analysis Services OLAP cube. In this example, we use the AdventureWorks Analysis Services database for illustration from (

You will need a SharePoint page that you want to insert your chart into.

How to do it...

  1. Navigate to the Data Connections library in your SharePoint site. Select the Documents tab of the Library Tools...