We first heard of the beta for 2.0 for Analysis Office back in March at this ASUG webcast How ASUG Members Influenced Analysis Office (and Sneak Preview)

Beta is not for productive use and is a first look.  Things are subject to change by the time the product is GA.

I applied for the program, was approved and was able to download the software last week.  First thing I noticed was that Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 from Official Microsoft Download Center was prerequisite; fortunately I was able to download it from the link in the installation.

You can have Analysis Office 2.0 and Analysis Office 1.4 on the same machine – the installation doesn’t overwrite what is in already installed.

First there is a third panel in the display panel – Properties:

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Figure 1 Analysis Office Beta 2.0

You can see in Figure 1 on the right the panels where you control compact display in rows, zero suppression, and display of negative values.  These features are available in today in Analysis Office 1.4 but not as easily accessible as they are in the 2.0 Display Panel.

Here is how Analysis Office 1.4 looks like today:

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Figure 2 Analysis Office 1.4

Figure 2 shows the display panel on the right of the current GA version Analysis Office 1.4.

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Figure 3  Analysis Office 2.0

Figure 3 shows the new Analysis Settings Ribbon, About Analysis and Help ribbons.  Again these settings are available in 1.4 but a little more easily accessible in 2.0

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Figure 4 Analysis 2.0

Figure 3 Settings ribbon shows the Settings pop-up.

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Figure 5 Analysis Office 2.0

Figure 5 shows a new feature of the context menu, the ability to right-click row after and row before.

More to come and learn more about Analysis Office at SAP TechEd && d-code:

EA265 Hands-on:

SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas | October 20–24, 2014 | Home

EA117 ASUG Analysis Influence Council:

SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas | October 20–24, 2014 | Home

Monday, October 20th, ASUG will host a hands-on BI session – more to come soon.

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  1. Stephen Hobbs

    Hi Tammy,

    Great stuff as always 😉 . Do you think / know if Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 will be required for GA version? Do you know why v2 needs this? I am thinking about how we would deploy this if this is the case – 2 pieces of software…

    Thanks for the update,

    Stephen

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    1. Tammy Powlas Post author

      Great question – thank you for reading

      I am not sure if it will be required for GA version; I will defer to SAP on this.

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  2. Benjamin Hanke

    Hi Tammy,

    Thanks for sharing this information. I hope the necessary .NET Framework 4.5 will increase the performance on the clients.

    Best regards,

    Benni

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    1. Tammy Powlas Post author

      Hi Kumar – thank you for reading and commenting.

      You need to be part of the rampup program; I recommend contacting your SAP Account Executive about this.

      Tammy

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  3. Stephen Hobbs

    Hi Tammy, I read with interest this line:

    “You can have Analysis Office 2.0 and Analysis Office 1.4 on the same machine – the installation doesn’t overwrite what is in already installed.”

    I inittially installed 2.0 and it totally removed the Analysis installation folder.

    So how do you do this? I renamed my 1.4 installation folder from Analysis to Analysis 1.4. I now have that folder and Office AddIn folder.

    My shortcut link and menu link now fire up 2.0. How do I get 1.4 to launch as I need both for support and ramp-up evaluation…

    Regards and thanks in advance,

    Stephen

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