It's now officially reported on the BI Blog, along with an explanatory video from Guy Wiesmantel. PerformancePoint Server, as a standalone product, is evolving to be blended into the MOSS server. So lets all welcome Performance Point Services.There are two major takeaways from this announcement:
1.The Monitoring & Analytics would be incorporated into future versions of MOSS Enterprise, to be known as "Office 14 Performance Point Services".
2.The Planning Component would complete its life cycle, with the emerging of PPS SP3 (mid 2009), Future support would continue for the next 10 years.
Summary of the announcement Based on customer feedback, Microsoft will consolidate PerformancePoint Server (PPS) with its scorecards, dashboards, and analytic capabilities into SharePoint as “PerformancePoint Services” with the release of SharePoint 14 in late 2009. Microsoft will invest in these capabilities to enable customers to deliver performance management broadly to their information worker’s and at a low TCO. In mid CY2009, Microsoft will release PerformancePoint Server 2007 “Service Pack 3” which will include updates to the current product’s planning module. Thereafter, customers should not expect further investment in standalone versions of PerformancePoint Server.