Today this product is now generally available and without a ramp-up. This is the first release of the product since it went generally available last November, 2012.
I was fortunate to read Martjin van Foeken‘s installation blog from earlier this morning and reviewed his steps prior to my installation. Additionally Jeroen van der A has written a blog today on CSS features which I hope to try out later, as I recently completed an online course in CSS.
First thing I noticed after installing is the additional views as shown below:
The Additional Properties becomes important when changing chart properties.
After executing in the browser, you can hover over and see the numbers as shown below:
A new feature is the combination charts as shown below:
Similar to Analysis Office 1.4, Waterfall charts are also available:
My sense after just looking at the newest version of Design Studio is in line with what ASUG Annual Conference speaker Mark Cooper said last month – you do not need to be a programmer to use this tool, it is fairly easy to start using fairly quickly.
I look forward to reading other community members’ experiences with Design Studio 1.1. Do you have ideas for SAP Design Studio? Check out the new Design Studio area on Idea Place.