Posts Tagged ‘Xcelsius News’

Oct
11

NEWS ALERT! Xcelsius 2008 FP3.3 is out (with support for Windows 7)

Hi Everyone,

Last week we announced the release of Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) Fix Pack 3.3 (FP3.3) on twitter and wanted to follow up with an official post. (See the official post by Matt Lloyd here on the SCN Forums) The Fix Pack must be applied to Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) SP3 (version: 5.3.0.0), FP3.1 or FP3.2. If you don’t already have it installed, please click here.

To download FP3.3 now, click here. Please be aware…there are two different versions available to download:

  1. The Xcelsius Present 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 patch is for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Present only
  2. The Xcelsius Enterprise 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 patch is both for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Engage and Enterprise.

After FP3.3 is applied, the version number should change to version: 5.3.3.0

The documentation is delayed, but will be available shortly from the SAP help portal. All your Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius) guides can be found by visiting the SAP BusinessObjects Solution Portfolio Knowledge Center. As soon as the documentation is available, we will know, so YOU will know as well!  STAY TUNED!!

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Soo Tang Yuk is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more about her, please visit the About Us page.

Sep
21

Reportapalooza Challenge Check in!

And Reportapalooza continues! Two weeks ago I wrote my first blog post about this exciting SAP BusinessObjects virtual competition. Since then, THANKS to YOU, I won Challenge #1 with my Coffee Consumption Calculator. I can’t thank everyone enough for the overwhelming support and feedback that I received! I am cooking something up in the form of a free giveaway, to show my appreciation, once the competition ends for all of you.

The bad news? I did not fare as well in Challenge #3, “Lessons from a Reporting Maestro”, but a huge CONGRATS to the winner Brian Durning (ASUG Crystal Reports SIG Chair). He did an awesome job, including, providing some direction on my beginner video (along with my colleague and Crystal Reports Guru, Mike Garrett).

So what’s next? Below is a quick review of the past and upcoming Reportapalooza events:

So what’s Challenge #2? Many folks have asked me about getting involved with Reportapalooza not realizing that this is exactly what the “Report Hero” challenge is all about. It’s simple, submit your heroic experience with SAP Crystal Reports or Dashboards by October 8th, 2010, and you may become the next superstar! Not only can you register to win prizes, (I was shocked to see that 3 of my twitter friends won $25 ITunes gift cards for Challenge #1!) but if chosen, your story will be turned into a collectible music poster and highlighted in the competition and community.

My advice? Don’t walk, Run to submit your story NOW. If you are an SAP BusinessObjects report writer/developer or consumer this is a no brainer! It takes 5 minutes to submit your short story, so do it now! In addition, we will feature the winning story on our blog as well.

Thanks again for all the great support!!

Mico Yuk is a 2010 SAP Mentor and the founder of the Xcelsius Guru Network and the Everything Xcelsius blog. To learn more about her, please visit our About Us page.


Aug
16

Introducing Reportapalooza – SAP 1st Virtual Reality Show!

If you are on twitter following the @XcelsiusGurus you’ve probably heard the new buzz word #Reportapalooza, SAP’s new virtual reality show where 5 Crystal Reports / Xcelsius experts will compete for prizes. The cool part?  All challenges will be judged by YOU, yes YOU the community who will also have the chance to participate and win fun prizes.  Think ‘American Idol’ except instead of singing we are building reports. Oh yeah,  no one gets voted off, points are tallied each week and at the end of the competition.

Talk about neat?  Outside of being excited that SAP is entering THIS century with their marketing efforts :) take a quick peek at the impressive TOP 5 EXPERT LIST below which you can also follow on twitter here.

  1. Mico Yuk – yes that’s me, so hopefully you are somewhat biased in your voting LOL! SAP 2010 Mentor, Founder of this blog / Xcelsius Gurus Network, Xcelsius fanatic/blogger
  2. Jamie Oswald – fellow SAP 2010 mentor, former GBN Ambassador, long-time BOE Specialist
  3. David Deitch –   Owner of largest Linkedin Crystal Reports Group, long-time Crystal Reports Guru
  4. Jim Brodgen – SAP BOE Webi Author, Xcelsius 2010 Winter Olympics winner, long-time BOE Guru
  5. Brian Durning – ASUG Crystal Reports SIG Chair, long-time Crystal Reports Guru

The competition officially starts today so be sure to visit the site and sign up for email updates to win prizes!  I will be blogging throughout and offering some specials to our community as well. :-)

GET STARTED NOW – Vote on our first challenge poll today to pick which dashboard you want us to build and win a $25 Itunes gift card. Click here!

Here are some related articles:

  1. Official Press Release
  2. Social Media Today Article

Mico Yuk is a 2010 SAP Mentor and the founder of the Xcelsius Gurus Network and the Everything Xcelsius blog. To learn more about her, please visit our About Us page.

Jun
20

“Dear aBI” Advice Column on SCN

It is such a pleasure to be the first SAP Mentor to kick off this new “Dear aBI” series on the SCN Network.  As a BusinessObjects reporting community evangelist, I was first humbled, but then excited about being asked to do this.  I’m always amazed at how many questions we get from the community.  The goal of this new column is to address the most common ‘important’ ones.  While the answers are subjective, the opinions represented here are not only from experience, but also from a number of reliable sources both within and outside of SAP BusinessObjects.  Kudos to Jason Cao and everyone involved in getting this kicked off!  It goes to show, once again the commitment that SAP BusinessObjects has to getting the correct information to their users.  I encourage everyone to submit their questions, small or big and we will do our best to address them.

My first post, Dear aBI: Dashboarding Must-Haves, was published today! I look forward to your comments!

 

Mico Yuk is a 2010 SAP Mentor and the founder of the Xcelsius Guru Network and the Everything Xcelsius blog. To learn more about her, please visit our About Us page.

Jun
18

Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) Fix Pack 3.2 (FP3.2) Documentation Available!

As promised, we are letting you know first that the Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) Fix Pack 3.2 (FP3.2) Documentation is available to explore. There are two different documents available:

  1. SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.2 (FP3.2) What’s Fixed
  2. SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.2 (FP3.2) Release Notes2

We will follow up with another post, once we finalize our evaluation!! Have a great weekend!

Jun
18

Breaking NEWS!!! Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) Fix Pack 3.2 (FP3.2) released!

Hi Everyone,

We are happy to announce the release of the Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) Fix Pack 3.2 (FP3.2) (See the official post by Matt Lloyd here)!! We were the first to announce its release on twitter yesterday and wanted to follow up with an official post. The Fix Pack must be applied to Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) SP3 (version: 5.3.0.0) or FP3.1. If you don’t already have it installed, please click here.

Download FP3.2 now by clicking here. Please be aware…there are two different versions available to download:

  1. The Xcelsius Present 2008 Fix Pack 3.2 patch is for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Present only (note: this patch is not yet available).
  2. The Xcelsius Enterprise 2008 Fix Pack 3.2 patch is both for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Engage and Enterprise.

After the FP 3.2 is applied, the version number should change to version: 5.3.2.0

The documentation is delayed, but will be available shortly from the SAP help portal. All your Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius) guides can be found by visiting the SAP BusinessObjects Solution Portfolio Knowledge Center. As soon as the documentation is available, we will know, so YOU will know as well!  STAY TUNED!!

Keep up with the Xcelsius Gurus on Twitter:


Mico Yuk is a 2010 SAP Mentor and the founder of the Xcelsius Guru Network and the Everything Xcelsius blog. To learn more about her, please visit our About Us page.

Mar
19

Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.1 (FP3.1) Documentation is Available!!

As promised, we are letting you know first that the Xcelsius Fix Pack 3.1 (FP3.1) Documentation is available to explore. There are two different documents available:

  1. SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius 2008 FP3.1 What’s Fixed
  2. SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.1 Release Notes

We will follow up with another post, once we finalize our evaluation!! Have a great weekend!

Mar
19

Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.1 (FP3.1) is HERE!!

Hi Everyone,

We want to welcome the much anticipated release of  Fix Pack 3.1 or FP3.1 as it is officially called! We were the first to  announce its release on twitter yesterday and wanted to follow up with an official post. The Fix Pack must be applied to Xcelsius 2008 SP3 (version: 5.3.0.0). If you don’t already have it installed, please click here.

You can download FP3.1 by clicking here, but please be aware,  that there are two different versions available to download:

  1. The Xcelsius Present 2008 Fix Pack 3.1 for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Present
  2. The Xcelsius Enterprise 2008 Fix Pack 3.1 for both  Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Engage and Enterprise

After the FP 3.1 is applied, the version number should change to version: 5.3.1.0

According to our trusted guys at SAP, the documentation will be available shortly. They were too anxious to release the Fix Pack and didn’t want to wait for the documentation to be ready. Hey, we’re not complaining, Thanks!!  Since we will be first to know when the documentation is ready, You will be first to know as well. Stay Tuned!

Jan
1

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! We wish you and your families, Prosperity, Health, and Unlimited Happiness for this New Year!!

Jun
24

Xcelsius Guru Network Seeking Developers!

If you are an Xcelsius developer and feel that you have what it takes to be a part of our Xcelsius Guru network and work with us on the more challenging projects..please send the following to Soo@EverythingXcelsius.com.

  • Updated Resume
  • Short explanation of Experience connecting w/ QaaWS, Live Office, SAP BI 7.0, Adobe LCDS
  • Screenshots or links to your work (these will be kept 100% confidential and will only be used to assess your skill set)
  • 2 – 3 References (Name, Company, Position, Phone, Email)
  • Any Flex experience
  • Any BOE Xi 3.0 , 3.1 Experience
  • Why you think you are good enough to work on our team?
  • Ability to travel?
  • Salary / Hourly expectations?
  • Accept W2, 1099 , Corp to Corp
  • Availability
  • Recruiters please be sure to specify you are a 3rd party!
  • Required: Designer and Developer skills, Xcelsius 2008, BOE Xi 3.0, 3.1, 3-5 Yrs Experience, Great attitude, Strong Leader, Strong Communicator, Subscribed to Everything Xcelsius.com and willing to represent the Guru Network!

If you feel you have what it takes we want to hear from you! We are officially looking for A+ developers to work with our clients!

If you would like to inquire about our current projects or have any questions, please feel free contact Soo (Soo@EverythingXcelsius.com).

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