Release 5.2

Key New Features

  1. Stats Datasets
    1. Create Statistical models from a Dataset to find anomalies across a large number of Dimensions. Users choose the dimension and measure columns, Moving Average intervals, Upper and Lower Control Limits, a standard deviation threshold, and a date across which to compute volatility.
    2. See details here: Create a Statistical Model (Datasets
  2. Content Organization
    1. Shared Favorites have been removed and replaced by Folders that unify the existing disparate approaches for content and distribution management into one management system
      1. Folders allow the creation of a hierarchy of sub-folders among which content can be easily moved. 
      2. All or any number of Dimension Values for included elements may be selected
      3. Bursts created from a Folder inherit its content and can automatically subscribe the users with whom the Folder is shared
      4. See details here: Understanding Folders
    2. migration utility tool allows conversion of existing Shared Favorites to Folders en masse or one Shared Favorite folder at a time - Migrating Shared Favorites to Folders (conversion to 5.2.0) 
      • (Note: New v5 Folders are not yet supported for Slideshows - you should not migrate Shared Favorites that are used in your Slideshows)
  3. Homepage Enhancements
    1. Drag & Drop of tiles from one Folder or Favorites to another
    2. An option is now available to suppress display of categories (controlled in My Setting)
    3. Folders with sub-folders are displayed as a hierarchy
  4. Bursting
    1. Bursting now allows for distribution of Folders, in addition to existing Favorites and Selected Tiles payloads
    2. Can now be distributed to an FTP location that an Admin, or a Power User with the associated new Privilege, defines and manages
  5. Security Changes -  see Changes to Security in 5.2.0
    1. Allow Power Users with the associated new Privileges to create Groups, Folders, Data Sources, Elements, Categories and Elements and manage access of Groups and individual users to these objects.  Privileges may now be managed by Admins to allow their availability in an instance and permit assignment to a Group by a Power User.
  6. Plugin Enhancements
    1. PowerBI Plugin enhancements - Power BI plugin capabilities
    2. Visual Editor for Microstrategy Cubes - Sourcing Data from MicroStrategy
    3. Tableau integration enhancements to establish Tableau connection using Site Names
  7. Miscellaneous changes and enhancements include:
    1. PDF distribution option for all External Reports and External Content
    2. Improved links to objects from editors and list pages
    3. Bulk Add of External Reports
    4. Admin tools that consolidate Logs and Errors on the Status Monitor
  8. General UI Polish
    1. Improvements to the Dimension Editor
    2. Personal settings redesign
    3. Improved performance of Annotations
    4. Improvements to navigation and messages to users
  9. Mobile Release 1.5
    Includes numerous UI improvements and support for Managed Alerts on iOS
  10. Known Issues
    1. Public URL is not working for Reports in IE
    2. Cannot download CSV from a Report if all rows are not shown
    3. Very large numbers can be displayed incorrectly on tile display - this is caused by https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16563336/mysql-sum-function-returns-returns-wrong-decimal-values
  11. Bugs Fixed
    1.  Power User (owner) view of Stats Model restricted by User Map
    2. remove label for preserving grid view when sharing favorites 'Preserve Favorite grid layout'
    3. Fix PPT and PDF generated files
    4. Data Dependency doesn't treat correctly its intervals

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