[10 May 2011 | No Comment | 53,880 views]
Add left navigation / quick launch to web part pages in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2010, the left nav is inexplicably hidden in web part pages.  You can’t just change the page layout for these pages as you can with page layout based pages that are stored in the /pages/ library (via the publishing feature).
First off, here are a few approaches I found.  Ideally though, we need to avoid manually edits when new pages are created.

http://patrickboom.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/how-to-add-the-quick-launch-to-the-default-web-part-page-templates/
http://dstructr-devtips.blogspot.com/2011/03/custom-web-part-pages-with-navigation.html
http://geekswithblogs.net/naijacoder/archive/2007/09/23/115552.aspx

Here’s my solution which works 100% of the time and requires very little code.  You will make these changes to the master page (or see this post on …

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[2 May 2008 | No Comment | 8,129 views]
Trend Analysis with Performance Point Server 2007 and Analysis Services KPIs

At BI Training, we glossed over using PPS to create trend charts. I decided to look into this in more detail and blog about it. Below is a basic demo of the steps required to use your existing Analysis Services KPIs within PPS to create trend charts.
Setup environment:

Download the SQL Server Samples from CodePlex.
Open the AdventureWorks sample solution located at: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Samples\AdventureWorks Analysis Services Project\Standard\Adventure Works.sln
You’ll notice there are a few KPIs in the Adventure Works cube (Growth in Customer Base, etc…). Deploy and Process the project …