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Recently the boys (Dallas Marks, Eric Vallo , and Greg Myers) got together to discuss the current state of the Mobile BI (currently release 5) on the Diversified Semantic Layer podcast (direct download, subscribe in iTunes). Show notes are below (all times approximate).

00:45 Community Update including SAP BusinessObjects User Conference information.

02:10 We say farewell to some of SAPs and ASUGs recent departures and talk about Steve Lucas eating the world.

05:15 Good luck to our newly podcasting friends in the Netherlands (including a CW-style crossover event idea).

07:50 Finally some mobile talk! We start by reviewing the new features.

09:55 Is one app really enough? Not for those of you stealing Explorer on the go!

12:05 Greg mentions that a lot of enterprise reporting conversations now start and stop with mobile discussions.

12:40 Eric asks if constant drastic changes in the application are good or bad.

15:00 Is the Mobi development team the darling of the SAP BusinessObjects Community?

15:45 Dallas has clearly spent more time in the app than the rest of us.

17:09 Is the app user friendly enough? Bonus long diatribe regarding the app password.

21:20 I’m a big baby.

21:40 Of versions and of naming and of there not being any good answer.

24:20 Android is stupid.

28:15 Finally, mobile content creation comes up!

30:15 Who wants to create content anyway?

31:50 Dallas is the first to drop the “T-word.”

32:10 Is SAP Lumira content creation enough?

35:40 Greg wants to know why you’d spend money developing a mobile content creator.

37:50 Replace your iPad2.

39:30 Connecting to your corporate network can be hard. Can Afaria help?

42:40 MDM means a lot of different things. SAP Afaria Cloud and EV Mobile Config can help.

46:40 I’m a big baby.

46:45 RoamBI, now offering cloud/mobile BI.

48:20 Per Dallas, there are a lot of rumblings out there about getting around IT to get BI done.


And just to keep expectations in check, let’s not forget the DSLayer’s last stab at taking BI on the road.

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