The team that works on the installer for BOBJ/IPS/Crystal Server has developed a new, useful feature that I was recently able to beta test. This feature lets you upgrade your system to a new SP and Patch in a single install. No more installing the service pack and then running a second install to get to the right patch level!
In a recent beta test of this feature, I was able to successfully upgrade a BI 4.1 SP3 system to BI 4.2 SP4 with a single install.
As a consultant who does many upgrades for my clients, this is going to save me, and my clients, a LOT of late nights upgrading systems.
The ASUG BI Community is sponsoring a webinar by Maheshwar Singh, the BOBJ Product Manager, on this and some other enhancements to the installer on 4/17. For more information, see https://www.asug.com/events/bi-install-enhancements-in-bi4-2.
Here are some additional BI webinars from ASUG coming up in the next few weeks:
4/19 BI Platform Roadmap: https://www.asug.com/events/bi-bi-platform-roadmap
4/24 BI: Predictive Modelling in SAP Analytics Cloud: https://www.asug.com/events/bi-predictive-modeling-in-sap-analytics-cloud
4/26 BI: Overview of SAP Mobile Analytics and Roadmap: https://www.asug.com/events/bi-overview-of-sap-mobile-analytics-and-roadmap
5/2 BI: What is the Future of Web Intelligence: BI 4.2 SP6 and Next, Our Plans: https://www.asug.com/events/bi-what-is-the-future-of-web-intelligence-4-2-sp06-and-next-our-plans