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 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