SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP06 Released on July 17th, 2018
Originally scheduled for Week 34 (mid August), SAP surprised us and released SAP BI 4.2 SP06 over a month early!
Source: Maintenance Schedule
Either everybody is still on holiday or holding off for Patch 1… or both… but so far I can’t say I’ve seen or experienced any major issues.
Personally, I couldn’t wait to have a look at the latest version of the Interactive Viewer initially “released” in SAP BI 4.2 SP04
What was released?
The usual suspects were released for a fresh Installation or Support Package:
- SBOP BI Platform 4.2 SP06 Server
- SBOP BI Platform 4.2 SP06 Client Tools
- SBOP BI Platform 4.2 SP06 Live Office
- SBOP BI Platform 4.2 SP06 Integration for SharePoint
- SBOP BI Platform 4.2 SP06 NET SDK Runtime
- SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) 4.2 SP06
- SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.2 SP06
- SAP Crystal Server 2016 SP06
- SBOP BI Platform 4.2 SP06 Crystal Reports for Enterprise
- SAP Crystal Reports 2016 SP06
This is the latest release since SAP BI 4.2 SP05 back in December 2017.
These packages are available from Software Downloads:
- Support Package:
There is a lot of very good stuff released with Support Package 6 and the usual great articles from Christian AH-SOON have been released already:
- SAP BI 4x: What’s New in Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer
- SAP BI 4.2 SP6: What’s New In Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer
More from SAP:
- SAP BI 4.2 SP06 : What’s New in BIPlatform by Ashok Rajashekar
- What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 SP6 (YouTube)
- What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Interactive Viewer 4.2 SP6 (YouTube)
- SAP Help Portal
The usual documents have been made available:
Product Availability Matrix (Supported Platform)
- Release to Customer (RTC):13.11.2015
- General Availability:08.03.2016
- End of Mainstream Maintenance:31.12.2022
- End of Priority One Support Phase:31.12.2024
- SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Supported Platforms (PAM)
- Product Availability Matrix | SAP Support Portal
Nothing major as far as I can see other than support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017, HANA 2.0 SPS 03 ans SharePoint 2016.
Expiry of SAP BI 4.1 (Mainstream Maintenance) on 31/12/2018 (PAM)
Also the expiry of SAP BI 4.2 SP04 in November 2018: BI 4.2 Support Pack End of Life Dates
Maintenance Schedule – What’s Next?
- SAP BI 4.2 SP06:
Week 35 (August): SAP BI 4.2 SP06 – Patch 1
Week 40 (October): SAP BI 4.2 SP06 – Patch 2
Week 45 (November): SAP BI 4.2 SP06 – Patch 3
Week 50 (December): SAP BI 4.2 SP06 – Patch 4
- SAP BI 4.2 SP07:
Week 9, 2019 (February 2019): SAP BI 4.2 SP07
Source: Maintenance Schedule
- SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3:
What do you think? Are you going to jump on this new release straight away?
Personally… I’m very happy to see the progress made with the Interactive Viewer and those little touches in Web Intelligence.