Thursday, May 1, 2008

Business Intelligence VPC Release 6

This is very nice indeed. You need at least 2GB RAM and you really want at least 3GB.


1) Download and unpack (by running the .exe). This image runs fine from USB disk (for me, anyway), I never use compression (some do).

2) Download and install Virtual PC 2007 (google is your friend)

3) Configure your hardware (turn on virtualization in BIOS if you can, and the protection flag too)

4) Create your own .vmc file (choose new vm in Virtual PC), set RAM size to about 2/3 of your total RAM and remove network adapter. I'm told that the amount of RAM should be dividable with 64M, can't really back that up with knowledge or measurements, but I do it anyway.

5) Run the image

6) Log on with "Administrator" and "pass@word1", remember that you have English keyboard in the image (I use Norwegian on the mother system, so " becomes @...)

7) Enable auto logon (see older post).

8) Disable System Event Tracker (older post)

From now on just turning on the image will get you ready to play with…

Presenter Scripts

Business Intelligence "All-Up" Presenter Script

    Financial Analyst

    VP of Sales

    Sales Representative

    Chief Financial Officer

    Data Analyst

2007 Microsoft Office System Launch Demo

Data Mining Deep Dive

Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence Demo

Banking Demo

Federal Government Demo

State & Local Government Demo

Healthcare Demo

Oil & Gas Demo

Retail Demo

Project REAL Sample Demos

SQL Server 2005 Demos

PerformancePoint Launch Demo

PerformancePoint Budgeting Demo

PerformancePoint CRM Demo

PerformancePoint MAP (Monitoring, Analytics, and Planning) Demo

PerformancePoint Planning Demo

PerformancePoint Planning Consolidation Demo

PerformancePoint Management Reporter Demo

PerformancePoint Sales Forecasting Demo

PerformancePoint Strategic Planning Demo

OfficeWriter Demo

PerformancePoint Hands-On Labs

New Account Load Demo


Applications Installed

Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7

Office Enterprise 2007

Office Visio 2007

SharePoint Portal Server 2007

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (w/ SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)

SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins

SQL Server 2005 SharePoint Integration Add-in

ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3

ProClarity Dashboard Server 6.3

ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3

ProClarity Web Professional 6.3

PerformancePoint Planning Server 2007

PerformancePoint Planning Add-In for Excel

PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler

PerformancePoint Monitoring Server

PerformancePoint Monitoring Scorecard Builder

OfficeWriter for Word Plug-In

OfficeWriter for Excel Plug-In

Project REAL Reference Implementation

Business Intelligence Metadata Samples


Sample Databases / Cubes


AdventureWorks_Mfg (for Lean Manufacturing)

AdventureWorksDW (for AdventureWorks data warehouse)

Camden (Local Government)

Contoso (for PerformancePoint Planning)


Government_AppDB (PerformancePoint Planning)


Healthcare_AppDB (PerformancePoint Planning)

OSS (Healthcare)

PDW (for PerformancePoint Planning)

PeoplSoft Financials_AppDB (PerformancePoint Planning)

PPS Launch (for PerformancePoint Planning)


REAL_Source_Sample_V6 (for Project REAL)

REAL_Warehouse_Sample_V6 (for Project REAL)


Personally I'll jump on "Business Intelligence Metadata Samples" first (as it is most relevant to what I do now). Hopefully I'll blog more about that later


Enjoy until August 17. 2009
Gorm Braarvig

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