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11 Ways to Catch Up on BI4

With today’s successful ASUG Webcast on the SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Roadmap and the date being 1/11/11…I thought I would share 11 ways you can catch up on the momentum building to the General Availability launch of BI4!

  1. SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Crystal Webcast (1/13/2011). Login and hear about the latest features, enhancements and product roadmap for Crystal Reports.  This session is filling up fast!
  2. BusinessObjects Dashboard Design (1/19/2011).  For the product formerly known as Xcelsius, come and hear the exciting changes coming forth in BI4.
  3. BusinessObjects Analysis 4.0 (1/20/2011). Interested in Pioneer? This is the session for you.
  4. BusinessObjects WebIntelligence 4.0 (1/26/2011). This is going to be a session loaded with good info on everybody’s favorite web-based reporting tool!!
  5. BusinessObjects 4.0 & SAP Integration (1/27/2011).  Come hear SAP Mentor, author and all around nice guy Ingo Hilgefort webcast about integrating SAP BusinessObjects with your SAP environment.  Have you talked about implementing BOBJ with SAP?  If the thought has even occurred for only a second, then register and be curious no more!
  6. Manager (LCM) with BusinessObjects Enterprise BI4 (2/3/2011). Learn how LCM can assist in migrating your content between BI4 systems. (Development–>QA–>Production) SAP Mentor Greg Myers will be moderating this session as you learn about new features and LCM’s integration with BI4.
  7. BusinessObjects Semantic Layer 4.0 Features Enhancements & Roadmap (2/4/2011).  Presented by Pierpaolo Vezzosi, register to hear about the latest news on multi-dimensional and relational BOBJ semantic layers.  Moderated by yours truly, this will be an informative look at the redesigned BI4 semantic layer.  You won’t want to miss this one…if only to hear the soothing sounds of my voice!
  8. BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0 Preview (2/9/2011).  The latest news and a preview of Explorer for BI4.
  9. BusinessObjects 4.0 Desktop Intelligence Migration Roadmap (2/19/2011).  The ‘Twitter-verse’ has been abuzz recently with lively discussions regarding the sunsetting of DeskI.  This session will help add to that discourse and lay out the roadmap to successfully migrating your DeskI reports in BI4.
  10. from SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 to 4.0 (2/23/2011).  Once again moderated by SAP Mentor Greg Myers, this webcast will hopefully shed some light on the upgrade question on everyone’s mind.
  11. but not least…a new addition to the ASUG BI SIG’s BI4 lineup, BWA/HANA (High-Performance Analytical Appliance) Overview (3/2/2011).  Interested in In-Memory?  Register and find out more!!
As you can see, there’s a lot of new information in a short period of time. Register today for these exciting webcasts.  Are you a BOBJ only person and want to register?  The ASUG Valueship Program is still available until the end of 2011.  Head to and learn all about it!
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