Things To Consider With A Cognos BI 10.2.2 Upgrade

If you joined our virtual user group on November 20, 2014, you saw a presentation on Cognos BI 10.2.2 upgrade and all of its new features but you may be wondering what happens the day after your Cognos BI 10.2.2 install.  The upgrade was available on November 21, 2014.  I proceeded to download the files and set up an image. The following is some extra information.

The install process is really easy for development or test environments (like mine I created).  I chose the install with DB2 as the content store and as soon as it was done, I was in BI.  Just create a username and password for DB2 and keep the port as is and install.  As I spoke about on the user group, no IIS set up, no messing with Internet settings.  Very cool!

One of the questions from the user group was in relation to Query Studio and Analysis Studio. Are they still in 10.2.2?  The answer is yes!  Although it is my understanding that they will both be going away in a future release of BI.  Workspace Advanced, however, does give the Query or Analysis Studio user similar experience in a more robust studio.  I would suggest those users who live in Query or Analysis Studio to look into Workspace Advanced training sooner rather than later.  You can contact Lodestar at to inquire about all of our training options.

That’s it for now…  As I get more time to work in 10.2.2, I will provide updates on new functionality and test the new components.

Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 Coming Soon!

Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2Exciting news for all of you BI nerds like myself! IBM is releasing the newest version of Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 on November 21, 2014.

This release is primarily focused on introducing IT driven self-service and efficiency’s in report creation and report delivery. As announced by IBM the focus is:

  • Enable IT driven self-service
  • Speedy deployment
  • Streamlining the report creation process to save time
  • Making authors more efficient
  • Empowering more users with increased personalization

There are also exciting new capabilities including:

  • Personal data upload allowing users to upload their own datasets to create reports and dashboards
  • Active Report preview that allows users to accelerate the creation of reports
  • New visualizations
  • The ability to change the visualization properties directly in report studio.

There are a number of capabilities that allow IT or your BI administrator to create unique studios for users matching their skills.  Lastly, there are a number of updates and enhancements to Dynamic Cubes.  Join us on November 20, 2014 for our virtual user group, Techies with Panache, as we discuss the Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 in more depth and so much more!

Click here for Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 info