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Welcome to the Business Objects Diamond Developer Community


Hi my name is Tim Lang, Vice President of Developer Strategies at Business Objects, now a SAP company.

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome members of the BPX and SDN communities to Business Objects products and technologies. We have a proud history of working with IT professionals as well as developers. In the Microsoft developer world we have had rich set of integrations dating back to VB 3.0, including all the Visual Studio releases up to and including Visual Studio 2008. In the Java world we have had OEM integrations with Borland, BEA, IBM as well as the Eclipse Foundation. We have taken leadership positions that provide deep opportunities to integrate business intelligence and reporting technologies into applications whether that’s a professionally built and deployed application from anyone of our 750+ OEM partners, or providing a rich set of applications for corporate developers. At Business Objects we have also had a long history of working with SAP and supporting the SAP customer base. Back in 1999 we released our very first integration with the SAP environment.

The Business Objects development teams have worked very closely with the SAP developers in Walldorf and many other locations around the world for a number of years. At Business Objects we are committed to providing a rich set of integrations into the SAP environment as well as other heterogeneous environments such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and others. Whether we are talking about Crystal Reports, Business Objects Enterprise, Web Intelligence, Crystal Xcelsius or any other of our products and technologies, you find a rich set of integrations into the SAP stack.

At Business Objects we are firmly committed to make sure that you as a developer or BPX community member will be able to take advantage of the Business Objects offerings. You have our commitment to be active participants in blogs, forums, wikis and technical document creation to support you to be successful. We will also work actively to ensure that we can share and bring together the community members from the Business Objects Developer and Technical community together with the BPX and SDN members to ensure that there is a very large audience for you to share your thoughts and ideas with.

Thank you for watching my blog today. If you are looking for more detailed information beyond what you can find on SDN or BPX then please feel free to visit us at

Thank you for your time.

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  • Thanks Tim for introducing yourself with this blog and video. I imagine the Diamond community members will find their corresponding SDN and BPX counterparts here lively discussion partners.  As I understand it, a few of your folks will be moderating the newly created /community [original link is broken].  Welcome and let the conversations begin.