MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 10.6, the newest feature release to the company’s MicroStrategy 10™ platform. This update offers new options to distribute dashboards with offline interactivity and introduces an export engine that enhances the formatting and delivery of personalized dashboards to end users across the enterprise. This feature release also adds certification for new data sources and offers new mapping visualization capabilities for MicroStrategy Web™ and MicroStrategy Mobile™. The release of MicroStrategy 10.6 follows the company’s recent announcement that MicroStrategy Desktop™ is available for anyone to download, free of charge.
Thousands of users are trying MicroStrategy Desktop for the first time, and with the ability to access, visualize and analyze a wide array of data, there are countless possibilities to transform business outcomes,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy Incorporated. “Organizations can now leverage MicroStrategy 10.6 to schedule and distribute personalized dashboards to MicroStrategy Desktop users, empowering each user to make proactive, data-driven business decisions.”
Distribute Interactive Dashboards for Offline Access
MicroStrategy 10.6 provides several features that make it easier to deliver and consume analytics across MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Mobile and Usher™. Version 10.6 allows users to easily distribute and share MicroStrategy files. These files, which are proprietary dashboard files that are formatted for offline interactivity, can be combined with MicroStrategy Server™’s distribution services to enable users to:
- schedule the delivery of interactive dashboards for offline analysis based on time, event or threshold triggers;
- subscribe to dashboards with flexible formatting and delivery options that can be managed by the end user;
- perform high-volume report and dashboard bursting in order to reach thousands of users in a highly optimized manner, without running different reports for every user;
- dynamically personalize dashboards, so end users receive relevant, secure information that is based on preconfigured security filters and language options; and
- secure the distribution of MicroStrategy files by halting deliveries when security rules are broken during distribution or subscription.
MicroStrategy files bundle the design components that define a dashboard, such as filters, visualizations, selectors, color themes and logos, as well as the underlying data or database connection information. Users can open, interact and edit MicroStrategy files using MicroStrategy Desktop, even when offline.
Redesigned PDF Export Engine
MicroStrategy 10.6 delivers a revamped export engine with new capabilities that enhance the ability to share dashboards in PDF format. The new export engine is a separate micro-service and is installed along with MicroStrategy Server, providing flexible deployment options and improved product stability to MicroStrategy customers.
This new feature gives MicroStrategy Web users the ability to generate formatted PDF files with support for maps, D3 and other custom visualizations, HTML containers and HTML-tag based content. Smart pagination capabilities translate dashboard content within the PDF into separate pages, making it incredibly easy to deliver large grid reports that clearly display rows and columns in a highly formatted manner. Additional highlights include support for dashboards with multiple sheets and panels, PDF bookmarks for enhanced organization and easy navigation, and embedded images.
New Unified Map Visualization
The MicroStrategy 10.6 feature release also offers enhanced mapping capabilities for MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web and MicroStrategy Mobile. The latest version offers a unified map visualization that allows users to seamlessly share geospatial information on both Google and ESRI-based maps. Additionally, the new map visualizations let users plot multiple layers of information simultaneously on a single map. Dashboard designers and analysts can choose from multiple graphic styles, such as markers, bubbles, colored areas or polygons, and density maps. Users can also include pie or ring charts on map visualizations, making it easier to visualize dimensional data on a map.
Learn About New Features and Enhancements in MicroStrategy 10.6
The latest release offers several new features across MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web and MicroStrategy Mobile. MicroStrategy 10.6 extends the functionality of the RESTful JSON data API with added support for multiple form attributes, offers certifications for new data sources (IBM DB2 11, Teradata 16 and Microsoft Azure SQL database), includes new Usher gateways (Office 365 and AWS Directory Services), and delivers native AirWatch SDK integration for MicroStrategy Mobile apps on Android devices.
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