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BusinessObjects Community May 2010 Newsletter – Letter from the Editor

A CLIMATE OF CHANGE AND A CHANGE OF CLIMATE 

Rebranding of Crystal Solutions 

You might have noticed that we changed the names and navigation for Crystal Reports solutions, Interactive Analysis, and Xcelsius on the community, as part of the official rebranding of these solutions. Blair Wheadon explains the changes and the reasons behind them.

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 

The Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 public beta program is in full force. Download the free beta, try out the new features such as the WPF Viewer and XSLX export format, and then ABAP Frequently Asked Questions about your experience using it. After just four weeks, there have been over 5,000 downloads so join the conversation and tell us what you think of it! To help you get started, be sure to check out the updated Crystal Reports for Visual Studio topic area page that contains the latest video tutorials and guides.

BI Solution Architecture Topic Area

Ingo Hilgefort, an SAP Solution Manager and SCN Mentor, recently launched an SAP BusinessObjects BI Solution Architecture area. The SAP BusinessObjects BI Solution Architecture topic area provides an end-to-end view on how you can leverage and deploy the SAP BusinessObjects BI XI 3.1 portfolio as part of your overall ERP and data warehousing landscape. As starting point, landscape patterns, scenarios, and best practices for how customers are using SAP or non-SAP based packaged applications and data warehouse solutions are covered.

Apps for Climate Action Contest

Finally, we’re excited to announce that SAP is a proud Gold sponsor of the Apps for Climate Action Contest, which challenges software developers in Canada to raise awareness of climate change and inspire action to reduce carbon pollution by using data in new applications for the web and mobile devices. A leader in climate action, the Government of British Columbia created a public catalog of its best climate and greenhouse gas emission data and will award prizes in five categories: best mobile application, best Web application, people’s choice, best of B.C., and overall best application. If you are outside of Canada and want to participate, please check back for further information about how you can help with make these projects the best they can be – and earn points on SCN!

 

Sincerely,

 

Kirby Leong

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