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After reading  What’s New in SAP Lumira 1.18 (summary)  by SAP’s Sharon Om, I started taking a look.  Because the auto-update to the desktop updated just yesterday I first looked at Lumira Cloud.  You can also see what is new in the help.

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Source: SAP

To try this myself I looked at the first half of 2014 ASUG BI Community Webcast statistics which you can view here:

https://cloud.saplumira.com/open?key=53DA77C51C1B787CE10000000A4E4243&type=HANALYTIC

I tried out the reordering of visualizations on Lumira Cloud:

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It works easily.

One item I noticed is that the Lumira Cloud doesn’t contain Slideshows:

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It is available in the Lumira Desktop:

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Here is the first screen of the slideshow in Lumira Cloud:

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It also displays fine in Internet Explorer 11.

However the same Lumira Cloud story isn’t displaying for me in Firefox:

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I just see the three dots.  I looked in the Lumira 1.18 restrictions guide but I didn’t see Firefox listed.  It could be my machine.

Another observation on the Desktop – the fonts of the rooms appears larger to me:

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It was stated on the SCN discussion area that this release was focusing on quality.

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