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Mico’s 2010 Update – 3 New Xcelsius Gurus Must Have Books!

Hi All,

I know it’s been some time since I’ve last posted and there is soooo much going on in the Xcelsius community. To start, we now have over 1,000 members in our LinkedIn group, over 600+ followers in Twitter and we just created a new LinkedIn group dedicated to the Xcelsius SDK, FleXcelsius…and the excitement continues! I was also recently nominated to be an SAP Mentor, the first to solidly represent Xcelsius in the SAP world, a huge honor.  Most exciting is the opportunity to bring the Xcelsius Gurus network to the SAP Business Object Community (aka BOC).  I will provide a separate blog post on how this will have a positive impact on the Xcelsius Gurus network and how I see things coming together. I invite everyone to benefit and be a part of it.  Last but not least, I have spent most of the year getting the commercial side of EverythingXcelsius up and running and we are scheduled to go live before the summer.  So this is quite exciting, as we have worked with so many clients, but now will have a separate presence to display what we’ve done. :)

Now that I got that mouthful out of the way, I have been adding to my book collection and had to share three exciting new books that you must purchase. These books were written by our fellow community members, and are MUST HAVES for Xcelsius and BI Developers. You can purchase all 3 on SAP Press under the BusinesObjects category, or if you’re like me and use Amazon, feel free to purchase directly from our new reading list!


Rumor Alert! – Xcelsius 2008 SP1 Available?

Update 8/1/08: Xcelsius 2008 SP1 is now available! Click here for updated post.

Update 7/14/08:
Due to the number of inquiries regarding this post we want to clarify that this blog is in no way associated or affiliated with SAP. To find out more about who we are please visit out ‘About Us’ page.

As of today we are providing an update that the date originally posted of July 18th was in fact a rumor and the release date for SP1 has NOT been confirmed. At this time we do not know when to expect SP1 and will provide an update when one is made available.

Thank You!


Rumor Alert! – SAP Scheduled to provide Hotfixes for Xcelsius 4.5 through 2008!

We just gained word that SAP (formerly Business Objects) is scheduled to provide hotfixes for Xcelsius 4.5 through 2008. The latest hotfix was posted in May 2008 (ver.

For more details on how to install the latest hotfix please click here. We also advise that you bookmark the page and check back at least once a month to ensure you have the latest updates.

Our hope is that SAP they will continue to support the product as well!

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Rumor Alert! – Xcelsius Best Practices book scheduled to come out this October ?!

Recently we learned that Loren Abdulezer, owner of the Xcelsius Journal Blog and the Xcelsius Best Practices website is scheduled to bring out a book on Xcelsius Best Practices in October 2008!

You can pre-order the book at Amazon.

We also learned that this book was published by the Business Objects Press. Wonder why they are not promoting it?

For those of you not familiar with Loren Abdulezer, he is also the author of ‘Excel Best Practices for Dummies’, ‘Escape from Excel Hell’, ‘Excel Best Practices for Business’, and ‘Skype for Dummies’.

Of course when it becomes available we’ll post a review!

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