Happy New Year Everyone!
And what better way to wish you a fantastic start of the new year than the latest updates of SAP Lumira 1.22. SAP Lumira 1.22 comes with a lot of capabilities that you (and I) have been eagerly waiting for. So I will get right into it.
To summarize the key highlights,
and I am pretty certain that this is the longest list of highlights since Sapphire 2014.
I recently published the latest revision of the SAP Lumira product road map on SMP. In that road map document, we communicated our plans and updates on how we intend to provide Lumira available for all types, sizes, and stages of deployments. On-premise deployment option road map is summarized to something like the below:
We are all very excited to release the first version of Lumira Server for Team. This edition is formally branded under SAP Lumira, Edge. SAP Lumira Edge will have two variations:
1. Lumira Server for Team – this is a standalone installation without requiring SAP HANA or BI platform for use within teams, departments and small to medium business. They are intended to be installed and administrated with little or no dependency on a separate IT group. The first version of this edition is what we are releasing together with SAP Lumira 1.22!
2. Lumira Server for Edge BI – Lumira Server add-on to BI platform will be supported for both Enterprise BI and Edge BI. This is planned for near future.
We installed Lumira Server for Team for our product management on VMware Windows OS image. It took 13 minutes. I found the UI work a little better with Chrome browser. We plan to release additional enhancements and expand platform support over the course of 2015. Our biggest focus at the moment for near term road map is making Lumira refreshable against more data sources.
I believe we are making Lumira Server for Teams available for trial. Please stay tuned for more announcements on SCN and SAP Lumira website at saplumira.com, and check out the latest blog by Henry Banks
If nothing else, definitely try creating a story with Lumira infographic option. Not only does it come with more templates to get you started right away, creating a nicely laid out board is easier than ever before.
Are you done creating your story? Are you happy? You probably want to share it with other Lumira lovers on Lumira Server or Cloud. But if you want to quickly share it and not sure if the person has immediate access to Lumira, export your story to PDF format and BAM! send it off. From the PDF file you can also print your story if you need to. Kai Chan shares more details in his blog.
Based on our regular review of SAP Lumira Idea Place, we are happy to finally deliver the ability to delete Lumira documents from Lumira Desktop. The idea collected resounding 50 votes and you are right. It’s time we improved it.
We make sharing and maintaining Lumira documents to BI platform easier. From Lumira Desktop, set your server location in the Preference page and choose File > Save As to save your document to BIplatform. Note that this workflow is new in that it allows you to save the entire document (.lums file) to the BI platform without the need for Lumira add-on, Lumira Server, and SAP HANA. It also is different from what is supported for Lumira add-on today in that it does not save datasets or visualizations separately. To open the Lumira document you do need Lumira Desktop, whether you open the document obtained from BI launch pad or logged on to BI platform from within Lumira Desktop.
Hello to our friends in Hungary! We have translated Lumira to Magyar. For deploying Lumira Server on SAP HANA SP9 or connecting Lumira to SAP HANA SP9, please ensure to consult respective Product Availability Matrix and documentation. SAP HANA SP9 has not yet reached Datacenter Service Point (DSP). SAP HANA Revision Strategy explains how you should plan your HANA deployment for production.
This is what I have to say today. I am sure there will be more tutorials, detailed blogs and user testimonials to come. Looking forward to your experience with the latest SAP Lumira and SAP Lumira, Edge.
We are warming up for our race to 2015 Sapphire. Rest assured that you will see a lot of great innovations from SAP Lumira team this year!