SAPTechEd Wrap Up

Our SAPTechEd wrap up is live with Jamie Oswald, Greg Myers, and special guest, Tammy Powlas.

Briefly, a few notes:

Survey for interest for the 2011 ASUG Annual Conference is up at
The virtual sessions for SAPTechEd are up and available at
Feel free to direct download the podcast at

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The Good, the Bad, and the Deski

Episode 1 – The Good, the Bad, and the Deski

The Diversified Semantic Layer team is introduced (sorry we missed you Chris). This is our first swag at a podcast, so be gentle. It’s really one of those things where on listening again, you realize all the things you totally forgot to say.

You can get the podcast by subscribing to our RSS at, or check iTunes REALLY soon…or…get “The Good, the Bad, and the Deski“.

Big plug for the Reportapalooza event (I dare you to say that five times really fast). Don’t miss out on all the cool events coming up as we try and stump the experts.

The topics for today’s podcast:

  • XI 4 Beta really doesn’t have Desktop Intelligence
  • Big reasons people are still using Desktop Intelligence
  • Reasons why Crystal Reports isn’t really a good transition for super users
  • Web Intelligence…what is missing/what do we expect next?


We mentioned bursting and Web Intelligence. Yes, we can absolutely burst Web Intelligence today with both Publications and the “Schedule For” option via the CMC. We just didn’t get back to it.

We mentioned a prior blog article on scheduling replacement code for all those VBA macros on the EV Technologies blog.

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