MicroStrategy has announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 10.10, the newest feature release to the company’s MicroStrategy 10 platform.
The feature release empowers business teams to confidently embrace an enterprise-wide, data-driven culture by introducing two products: a completely redesigned and more powerful MicroStrategy Desktop and the new MicroStrategy Workstation.
“We are incredibly excited to release MicroStrategy 10.10, which empowers business teams to confidently author, promote and certify analytics content, operationalize dossiers, and deliver the agility a business needs, along with the governance that IT requires,” says Tim Lang, senior executive vice-president and chief technology officer of MicroStrategy. “The latest capabilities in MicroStrategy 10.10 are part of MicroStrategy’s commitment to deliver the next generation of enterprise analytics to our customers so they can discover growth opportunities, solve complex business problems, and drive real results.”
MicroStrategy 10.10 builds on the game-changing release of MicroStrategy 10.9, which introduced the Dossier feature and MicroStrategy Library. Dossier and MicroStrategy Library delivered a new storybook experience for everyone across the enterprise and made it easy to consume, share, and collaborate around analytics. MicroStrategy 10.10 builds on these features by empowering analysts, developers and administrators to author, promote and operationalize the Dossier and MicroStrategy Library functionalities via MicroStrategy Desktop and MicroStrategy Workstation, in addition to web interfaces.
The newest generation of MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy’s free data discovery tool, delivers a completely redesigned interface and significant enhancements to the previous version. Available for both PC and Mac, the client allows users to connect to more than 80 data sources and easily build powerful dossiers to visually tell stories with data.
For the first time, analysts and data scientists are able to work in a secure, collaborative environment either offline or online by connecting to the MicroStrategy Serverâ„¢, and on-premise or in the cloud.
By connecting to and working directly on the MicroStrategy Server, MicroStrategy Desktop users can more easily leverage the platform capabilities, such as discussion threads and alerts and notifications, to drive adoption across the workforce
MicroStrategy 10.10 introduces MicroStrategy Workstation, a new addition to the MicroStrategy product line. This powerful tool gives administrators and content developers the ability to quickly and easily build and maintain scalable enterprise content, create users and groups, assign security roles, schedule and publish data mashups for business teams, and do much more.
MicroStrategy Workstation delivers these administrative capabilities to both the PC and Mac via a powerful client.
MicroStrategy Desktop and MicroStrategy Workstation allow analysts, data stewards and administrators who have the “certifier” privilege to watermark dossiers and analytics content with a “certified stamp.” With this capability, business teams can identify and highlight trusted dossiers that are built on certified and approved data, and can confidently broadcast that to a larger audience. This helps teams boldly deploy self-service capabilities, while facilitating governance and confident access to trusted data at the departmental level.
MicroStrategy Workstation’s intuitive visual interface allows administrators to easily spin up and manage an enterprise analytics environment in the cloud in a matter of minutes. Administrators can accomplish this without leaving the interface. Administrators can create multiple MicroStrategy on AWS connections from MicroStrategy Workstation and control the environments by being able to start, stop, restart and terminate the cloud server directly from MicroStrategy Workstation. Further management of the cloud server can be performed from the administrative portal.
MicroStrategy Workstation simplifies the process of creating and managing users and user groups, assigning security roles, and managing access permissions. By bringing these powerful administrative capabilities to a user-friendly and modern interface, version 10.10 makes it easier to organize teams for secure and personalized sharing and collaboration — all with the necessary governance in place.
Administrators can access a user-friendly interface to easily change the security role of users or user groups and control their ability to browse, read, use, execute, write, delete and control dossiers, documents or reports. With version 10.10, the most commonly used roles are readily available to be assigned to users: Administrator, Certifier, Analyst and Consumer. Beyond that, administrators can customise and restrict security access (ACLs) as needed.
With MicroStrategy 10.10, new data connectors, such as data.world, Neo4j, TapClicks, Microsoft Azure Cosmos DC and SurveyMonkey, are available in the Connector Gallery of the MicroStrategy Community.
With version 10.10, organizations can add custom connectors to all MicroStrategy authoring interfaces, including MicroStrategy Workstation and MicroStrategy Desktop, via the Data Connector API. With the ability to leverage new and unique connectors, organizations can use all MicroStrategy authoring interfaces to easily build analytics and mobility applications.
In addition to the newest generation of MicroStrategy Desktop and the release of MicroStrategy Workstation, version 10.10 delivers dozens of new features across MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy on AWS, APIs, MicroStrategy Server, and Usher, along with several performance and reliability enhancements across the platform.
New enhancements include:
* Conditional metrics for dossier authoring in MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Desktop and MicroStrategy Workstation, allowing analysts to add filters on specific metrics to create more powerful dossiers;
* Enhanced PDF export properties offering analysts the ability to deliver highly formatted PDFs;
* Improvements in hierarchy reporting with optimized filtering performance to handle large hierarchies more efficiently;
* iOS11 certification for the MicroStrategy Mobile and MicroStrategy Library apps for iPads;
* Ability to deploy MicroStrategy on AWS on Amazon Linux; and
* Significant enhancements to Usher Professionalâ„¢, making it a more robust enterprise directory and communications tool.
Alongside the MicroStrategy 10.10 feature release, MicroStrategy 10.4 hotfix 6 is generally available to customers today. This hotfix improves overall product stability, includes over 150 customer-reported enhancements and fixes across the platform, and introduces several stability, performance, and security enhancements to the MicroStrategy 10.4 platform release.