Re-sizing Web Zone in SharePoint Dashboards

A SharePoint Dashboard is a web page made up of web parts. Web Parts exist within containers called Web Zone. In SharePoint, while the properties of the web part are exposed to the Dashboard Designer, the web zone is virtually untouchable. Often Dashboard Designers find it annoying to discover that their web part is either too big (leaving ugly scroll bars) or too small (leaving empty space) for the web zone and they are not able to modify the dimensions of the web zone. Continue Reading

Comparison of KPI Types in SharePoint Server 2007

SharePoint Server 2007 offers five different methods to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 

  1. Using data from published Microsoft Excel 2007 spreadsheet.
  2. Using KPIs defined in SQL Analysis Service Cube.
  3. Using dashboard created in PerformancePoint 2007.
  4. Using data from SharePoint list.
  5. Using manual data entry.

This post compares the relative merits of methods 1-3 and suggests scenarios where a particular method is suitable over others. Continue Reading …