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SAP BusinessObjects BI4.2 is General Available

Dear All

I’m pleased to update you all on the fact that SAP BusinessObjects has reached it’s General Availability status.

We have been running a smooth BETA and Early Adopters Program and is now open for downloads by all our customers.

Want to learn the new features available in BI4.2, please check the What’s New available on

short sneak peak on the new stuff in BI4.2:

  • In Web Intelligence: BI Commentary Service, HANA Online and Parallel Query

  • Notification Alert Capability in BI Launch Pad

  • Push Notifications to iOS devices

  • Restful Web Services APIs for Publication, User Management, User Group Management, Scheduling, and BI Administrators’ Cockpit

  • New Select Filter Page in Upgrade Management Tool

  • Recycle Bin application in the CMC

  • Bar Code and QR Code support in SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise

Please also notify the need of a new license key when updating from any BI4.x release prior to the GA release of BI4.2 via

Happy playing with our latest BI Suite


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  • Thanks Merlijn Ekkel.

    This is great news. Big congrats to the team.

    Look forward to the parallel Query, Notification Alert and Recycle Bin features.

    Hopefully the Java HTML parity should be the next most sort after awaited feature. Still on target for the 1st service pack after GA?

    • Hi Kashif

      DHTML Parity is high on the list for SP03 (Q3 timeframe).. we aim for almost feature parity in the DHTML for the SP03 release and more over in upcoming SPs after this..