Business Objects gets inside Office, Pervasive to back Postgres, Microsoft adds IM, collaboration to hosted Exchange, and Red Dot details new version of LiveServer
Business Objects Ties BI Into Office
Business Objects last Tuesday took the wraps off Business Objects XI (Extreme Insight), the first version of its software following last year's acquisition of Crystal Decisions, to completely integrate Business Objects' BI software with Crystal Reports. Perhaps most noteworthy is the integration of XI with Microsoft Office. A feature called Live Office will allow users to right-click on an object in an Office application, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, or Outlook, and update data or drill down to the data used to create the object. The lineage will tell users such things as when the data was last refreshed, what the objects represent, and how formulas were created. Business Objects also revamped the look and feel of XI by using a Microsoft Office-like interface for formatting and for creating calculations and toolbars.
Business Objects XI, Business Objects
Pervasive Offers Postgres
Pervasive Software last week introduced Pervasive Postgres, an open source database that the company plans to back with application migration for ISVs and end-users, training, administrator certification and related data management and integration software. PostgreSQL includes views, triggers, stored procedures, and security. It was released under the BSD license and allows for royalty-free use within commercial settings. Pervasive Postgres will include development enhancements such as automated installation and tools to ease administration.
Pervasive Postgres, Pervasive Software
Microsoft Adds IM, Collaboration to Hosted Exchange
Microsoft is expanding its hosted Exchange to include instant messaging and collaborative online workspaces. Previously, the offering consisted of Exchange Server 2003 and was called the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Exchange 2003. It has been renamed the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration and also includes Live Communications Server 2005 and Windows SharePoint Services. Providers will add IM and collaborative workspace in the next three to six months and will set pricing.
Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration, Microsoft
Red Dot Unveils LiveServer 2.2
Red Dot Solutions this week will deliver a new version of LiveServer, the company's enterprise-class content management solution, which features several new integrated technologies including its Verity search capability. Along with improved speed and performance, Version 2.2 contains new enhancements that allow administrators to configure the product to their respective environments more flexibly, thereby making it is easier and faster to deploy. The new version also features a more intuitive graphical interface.
LiveServer 2.2, Red Dot Solutions
This weekend's Windows 10 upgrade has users angry, and it's unclear if the ploy will continue
Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages
Speaking at the O'Reilly Fluent conference, Eich also endorsed the Service Workers mobile app...
Sponsored by Intel
Spoiler alert: There probably isn't. But that shouldn't cause anyone to panic aside from Wall Street...
Oracle says Java EE 8 will be equipped for cloud deployments, microservices, containers, and...
IoT will soon permeate every aspect of our lives -- the very definition of sprawl. How will we derive...
Git was made for distributed teams, but long distances introduce special challenges