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SAP's Gregory Botticchio and Sylvain Riboud provided this ASUG webcast.  Part 1 covers developer support.  Parts 2-4 cover core capabilities, data source enhancements, Desktop Intelligence and more.  Coming soon.

The usual legal disclaimer applies that planned improvements are subject to change.

Gregory provided the following links during the webcast:

Customer Connect for Web Intelligence

Register for BI4.1 Hands on Training - includes Web Intelligence (ASUG Annual Conference Pre-Conference Session)

Gregory said the first focus is on 4.1 is quality


Developer Support

Core Capabilities Enhancements

Data Source Support Enhancements

Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence

Developer Support

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 2: Source: SAP

The aim is to provide the same scope and functionality as the previous SDK.

Web services are technology agnostic as shown in Figure 2

Web Intelligence 4.1 will allow you to build custom applications, using RESTful Web service API’s as shown in Figure 1.  It will allow you to consume content

Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows new functionalities; the ones with the orange bullets are new in 4.1

Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows a continuation of new functionalities; the ones with the orange bullets are new in 4.1

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 contains all new developer support features in 4.1, with the first one listed is to create new Web Intelligence documents automatically

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows that in 4.1 scheduling with prompts is supported

Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows restrictions and SAP hopes to remove these restrictions in the future.

Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows user interface customizations that you will provide to the end user – you can hide the graphical elements, features for all clients.  You control it for a group of users with the Central Management Console.

Stay tuned for the next blog, BI4.1 Web Intelligence Core Capabilities enhancements.

On Tuesday, March 12, ASUG has another webcast, What is New in Semantic Layer 4.1

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