SBOUC Dev Wars 2013

Jamie Oswald and Greg Myers took a few minutes to discuss the upcoming Developer Wars competition at the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. Joined by ASUG’s Kimberly Haschalk and GABO Cigar‘s Gabe Orthous, the conversation went from what happened last year to why you should sign up this year (here’s the link).

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SBOUC 2012 Pre-Show

Our favorite time of year is right around the corner.  We have the new Developer Wars, swag, a booth (102), and an all new tweetup at SBOUC 2012.  On top of all of that, we have some great presentation topics rolling out that you won’t want to miss.

 

Greg Myers
Session Code*: 1016
Title*: Getting Friendly with the Remote Support Component
Day and Time: September 12, 2012, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
Gaining visibility into the inner-workings of your SAP BusinessObjects environment can be challenging even for the skilled system administrators. Invariably, the conversation comes down to the “Root Cause”. SAP has a way to help, and it comes to you without additional cost with your Enterprise Support, and it is called the Remote Support Component. RSC is a powerful and insightful monitoring solution that can help you find the root cause, and provide detailed insight into your SAP BusinessObjects system operations. SAP’s Toby Johnston and SAP Mentor Greg Myers give you a tour of RSC and how it can benefit your organization.

 

Session Code*: 0502
Title*: Awash in the Watchlist. You want me to Monitor what?
Day and Time: September 10, 2012, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
The BI4 Monitoring Engine received a major overhaul in Featureda Pack 3. Take a tour of the Monitoring Dashboard, see what has changed and improved from the base release. 
Learn the difference between Metrics, Watches, and Probes, and when and how to use each to develop your own, meaningful Enterprise Monitoring solution.
Eric Vallo
Session Code*: 0513
Title*: What Happens When SAP BusinessObjects Gets “Too Big”
Day and Time: September 12, 2012, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
Enterprises with 20,000-plus users, at some point, need to wonder when they will exceed capacity. Allstate in Northbrook, IL reached this point and needed to take action. Learn how Allstate leveraged administrative techniques and third-party technologies to implement more effective application controls for optimizing utilization and investment in SAP BusinessObjects.
Special! Diversified Semantic Layer Panel with Jamie Oswald, Greg Myers, Dallas Marks, and Eric Vallo
Session Code*: 0509
Title*: SAP BusinessObjects BI4: How to Make the Magic Happen
Day and Time: September 11, 2012, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
Organizations are beginning to work the migration to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 into forecasts and project plans. Let the regulars at the Diversified Semantic Layer Podcast Network tackle your questions in an open discussion setting.
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Panelist
Gabe Orthous
Jamie Oswald
Greg Myers
Eric Vallo Eric Vallo

SAP Crystal Reports vs. Web Intelligence Round 2

Jamie OswaldGreg Myers, and Eric Vallo, are at it again with Josh FletcherCoy YonceDavid Poisson, and Gabe Orthous.  In this second part of the two parter, we let the contestants fight it out until the end.  OK, we are probably still all pals at the end, so just use your imagination.

We have voted and here are our thoughts on the match up.  How do you think they did?  Leave us your vote in the comments: Who best represented their technology, and which technology won?

Category Jamie Greg Eric
Formatting and Visualization Crystal Webi Webi
Analysis Capability Webi Webi Webi
Mass Report Distribution Crystal Crystal Crystal
Exporting Crystal Crystal Crystal
Data Connectivity Crystal Crystal Crystal
Formula Engine Crystal Webi Crystal
Performance Crystal Crystal Crystal
Developer Experience Crystal Webi Crystal
User Experience Webi (but this should count very heavily) Webi Webi
Extensibility Crystal Tie Tie
Upgrade Experience Crystal Tie Tie
Embedding Experience Crystal Webi Tie
Do they belong in the same deployment? Yes Yes Yes
Who won the bout? Neither – Depends on your needs. Deski Crystal

 

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SAP Crystal Reports vs. Web Intelligence

Jamie OswaldGreg Myers, and Eric Vallo, get together with Josh FletcherCoy YonceDavid Poisson, and Gabe Orthous.  This is epic.  It’s SAP Crystal Reports vs. Web Intelligence.  Feature for feature, requirement for requirement.  Listen in to Round 1 of this show and start tallying the score.  You will have a chance to vote.

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Gabe Orthous

Josh Fletcher caught up with Gabe Orthous whilst in South Africa for the inaugural Mastering BI with SAP conference.

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