This is my first trip to D-code/Tech-Ed. Was in Las Vegas many years ago. I remember seeing Jim Carey at the time, he was still relatively unknown. Frank Sinatra was still headlining. So it’s been awhile! We have had others from my company attend and all felt it was worthwhile. Same issue that I see I’m faced with, I can’t go to all the sessions I would like to attend. As others have stated in these blogs, wish I could clone myself.
We have a number of SAP modules in use by my organization. I am one of the Business Objects administrators. I’ve been involved in a couple of upgrades (3.1 1.0 to 3.1 2.7 and 3.1 2.7 to 4.0 sp4) and frankly they have been problematic. We have done this every 2 years or so because of how long it takes to upgrade and test everything. We are hoping to upgrade at least yearly either with a patch and or upgrade to a major release. I understand that 4.1 is more stable and we want to upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1 early next year. We want to take better advantage of the tools and bi environment we have.
Primarily using webi and crystal reports but there is want to move to dashboards for some reporting. Frankly finding dashboards limiting when wanting to query a universe and display the data how we want.
So my goal for D-Code is to take in the sessions on upgrading and talk with sap experts/peers and understand how they overcame/deal with upgrading and deploying on a more regular basis. As well, understanding more about design studio.
I was able to register for the couple of hands on sessions.
EA268 – Build Analytical and Planning Apps with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
EA270 – Upgrade SAP Business Objects XI 3.1 to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1
There are a couple more I’m interested in.
I did register for the 5K run/walk.
Looking forward to the conference!