SharePoint Reports and Scorecards on Apple Devices

While some people may consider this topic off limits the fact remains that more and more companies are adopting Apple devices, namely the iPad, for use in their organizations. In the last quarterly earnings call from Apple they revealed that more than 80% of fortune 100 companies and more than 60% of fortune 500 companies are now using iOS devices in their organizations.  Regardless of the amount of implementation behind those numbers we are going to have to plan our reporting around the use of portables.

In the latest SharePoint cumulative update for SharePoint 2010 support for report and scorecard viewing was added.  According to Microsoft this does require iOS 5 to work and of course there are limitations. Below are the highlights from the TechNet article.  The link is included so you can go grab the most current information direct from the source. After all, technology is constantly changing.

Note that Visio Services and PerformancePoint strategy maps are not supported.

Items Viewable on iPad?
Business Intelligence Center sites (including the PerformancePoint Services site) Yes

However, users will be unable to open PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer from the PerformancePoint Services site.

Dashboards that contain filters and linked items Yes
Excel Services Reports (these include PivotChart reports, PivotTable reports, named items, and workbooks that are displayed in PerformancePoint Web Parts or in Excel Web Access Web Parts) Yes
Reporting Services Reports (these include reports that are displayed in PerformancePoint Web Parts or in Report Viewer Web Parts) Yes

Reporting Services must be configured to run in SharePoint Integrated mode.

PerformancePoint Scorecards Yes
PerformancePoint KPI Details Reports Yes
PerformancePoint Analytic Charts and Grids Yes
PerformancePoint Strategy Maps No
Web Page Reports (these include Web sites that are displayed in PerformancePoint Web Parts) Yes
ProClarity Analytics Server Page Reports (these include ProClarity Server reports that are displayed in PerformancePoint Web Parts) No
Decomposition Trees that are opened from values in PerformancePoint scorecards and analytic reports that use SQL Server Analysis Services data No

*Source: Microsoft TechNet


Bradley Schacht

Bradley Schacht is a Cloud Solution Architect on the state and local government team with Microsoft based in Jacksonville, FL. He has co-authored 3 SQL Server books including "SQL Server 2014 Professional Administration". As a former consultant and trainer, he uses his experience on many parts of the Microsoft BI and data platform to help customers deliver the best possible solutions. Bradley frequently presents at community events around the country. He is a contributor to sites such as and an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

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