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Future of BI, Announcement and Round-up of BI Platform Content at ASUG Annual Conference – ICYMI

One of the announcements at ASUG Annual Conference was the release Technical Whitepaper: Virtualizing SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 on VMware 5 by Ashish Morzaria of SAP.  You can also go to for the short cut link.

Additionally, right before ASUG Annual Conference we had a customer connection session with SAP’s Nadine Engler, moderated by ASUG Volunteer Kevin Geiger, who is a BI Platform ASUG volunteer.  I wrote about this here  but in case you want to watch the webcast recording it is available here:

The customer connect is a way to influence SAP in the short-term.  It is a great opportunity and I encourage you to check it out.

As for BI-platform related sessions at ASUG Annual Conference, I summarized a few of these here at this link prior to conference.  Now, I am including links to the presentations if you want to review (BI Platform only).

Session Name Presentation Link
Best Practices for Deploying BI4 Infrastructure & The Art and Science of Sizing and Architecting SAP BI 4 Deployments Correctly Link
BI4 Maintenance Demystified Link
The Future of Business Intelligence at SAP BusinessObjects BI Link
Avoid Paying The Virtualization Tax: Deploying Virtualized BI 4.0 The Right Way Link
ASUG Influence: SAP Business Objects BI 4.0 Platform and Solutions Link
Demystifying Authentication and Single-Sign-On (SSO) Options in Business Intelligence Link
If You Haven’t Upgraded to SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.x, What Are You Waiting For? Link

Sadly I didn’t see many of these in person but I heard good feedback from many that the sessions were good and the Future of BI session was “standing room only”.   Speaker Ty Miller slides are quite detailed and I encourage you to check them out.

The ASUG BI Platform Influence Council also influenced the new System Wizard BI 4.1.  Check it out here. Greg Wcislo’s slides on SSO are very detailed too.

ICYMI – in case you missed it, like I did.   Special thanks to ASUG volunteers Kevin Geiger and Derek Loranca for working this track and our speakers for providing this content to ASUG.


Stephanie Redivo has arranged the following ASUG Roadmap webcasts – you do not need to be an ASUG member to register but you do need an SMP logon:


Date: June 13

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern


The SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Product Road Map webinar will

outline the current and future capabilities.

Speaker: Heiko Schneider, SAP Product Manager for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse

Direct Link to register (Service Marketplace Logon required):


Date: June 20

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern


In this webinar you will learn about the current and future

capabilities of SAP HANA

Speaker: Michael Eacrett, SAP Product Manager for HANA

Direct Link to register (Service Marketplace Logon required):

ASUG Webcast covering one of the topics above (you do need to be an ASUG member to register:

Title: BI4 Maintenance Demystified

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