What's New in MicroStrategy 2019 Update 1

For a smooth upgrade, be sure to review the important version-specific information regarding changes in the release that could impact functionality and performance.

As a new platform release, MicroStrategy 2019 introduces new features that provide better performance and scalability to enhance the overall user experience. In addition, this release introduces new features across the analytics, mobility and security platform, making it easier for users to build applications faster.

Below are the incremental changes from MicroStrategy 11.0 to MicroStrategy 2019 and 2019 Update 1. See Additional Product Information for a list of specific product updates from the previous platform release, MicroStrategy 10.4, to the newest platform release, MicroStrategy 2019.

Additionally, check out the Platform Certifications page to view a new dossier that contains a list of what is certified and/or supported in 2019.

Critical Name Changes

In MicroStrategy 2019, some products and servers have new names.

Former Name New Name
Certificate Manager Certificate Store
Collaboration Repository Collaboration Store
Collaboration Server Collaboration
Gateway Server Identity Gateway
I-Server Producer Intelligence Telemetry
In-memory Cache Telemetry Cache
Intelligence Server Intelligence
Library Server Library
Messaging Manager Telemetry Manager
Messaging Server Telemetry Server
MicroStrategy Messaging Services Telemetry

MicroStrategy on AWS

Cloud Console

Mobile Server (ASP .NET) Mobile
Network Manager Identity Manager
PDF Export Engine Export
Platform Analytics Consumer Telemetry Store
Platform Analytics Warehouse Platform Analytics Repository
Security Server Identity Server
Usher by MicroStrategy MicroStrategy Badge
Usher Database Producer Identity Telemetry
Usher Desktop MicroStrategy Badge for macOS and Windows
Usher Mercury Identity Messenger
Usher Security Server Identity Server
Web Server (ASP .NET) Web

HyperIntelligence

HyperIntelligence represents an entirely new class of applications where answers find you. These applications inject insights directly into a user’s existing workflows and transform familiar interfaces into intelligence tools – making every person, application, and device across the enterprise more intelligent.

MicroStrategy 2019 introduces HyperCards, a new object that is built, managed, and deployed using MicroStrategy Workstation. These cards can be consumed in a web browser via the MicroStrategy HyperIntelligence Chrome extension and on iOS devices via the MicroStrategy HyperMobile app.

  • (Update 1) Support for SAML authentication has been added.
  • (Update 1) New templates that support images and ring widgets for creating Persona-based cards such as Employee, Contact, and Profile cards.
  • (Update 1) Improved card matching with a new carousel interface that allows for the discovery and display of multiple cards matching a keyword.

HyperMobile

(Update 1) HyperMobile is a universal app for iOS that lets users leverage contextual analytics whenever and wherever they need.

  • In-app and Spotlight search: You can search for cards by searching in the iOS Spotlight search or in the HyperMobile App itself.
  • Native Calendar and Reminder Integrated Notifications: HyperMobile provides card suggestions via push notification if your meeting or event contains a match.

MicroStrategy for Office

(Update 1) The MicroStrategy for Office add-in is an application extension that enables you to integrate MicroStrategy with Microsoft Office 365 and Excel for self-service tailoring of business analysis, while ensuring governed access to data and content through the MicroStrategy platform.

The add-in leverages the MicroStrategy for Office JavaScript add-in framework and MicroStrategy’s REST API capabilities to simplify the deployment and administration of extensions in your local environment.

The add-in supports the following:

  • Deploying with MicroStrategy for Office on Windows and Mac clients and the Office 365 cloud
  • Leveraging MicroStrategy Library authentication and content
  • Importing reports or datasets from MicroStrategy to Excel
  • Filtering data before importing to Excel

Data Sources

  • MicroStrategy 2019 does not support Denodo 7 with Kerberos Authentication using ODBC/JDBC drivers.
  • HP Vertica 9 is certified.

MicroStrategy SDK

Embedding SDK

A new property, dossierFeature, was added to help you customize the dossier feature on the UI. You use the detailed property, readOnly, to enable or disable all context menus, including the visualization right-click context menu and the context menu on the top right of the visualization (that has options like "Export").

Library Mobile SDK

Mobile SDK

REST API

  • Push Data API has been enhanced.

    The ability to make external data available to MicroStrategy—often referred to as the Push Data API—has been enhanced. The newest version of the Push Data API supports complex scenarios where a large number of columns/metrics need to be managed at a different update/load/refresh schedule. This is accomplished by separating dataset definition, data upload, and dataset creation, using multiple requests to incrementally add data before publication.

    (Update 1) Performance was significantly improved for Data Import using the Push Data API (with multiple requests), and issues were addressed for stability improvements.

  • Filtering data has been enhanced.

    The REST API has been enhanced to support the ability to pass filters into the REST API endpoints.

  • Support for prompts has been enhanced.

    The REST API has been enhanced to support the ability to programmatically view, answer (with specific values, no answers, or default answers), and reset prompts on reports, dossiers, and documents.

MicroStrategy Web

Analysts should review the Expected Behavioral Changes.

  • Streamlined process to set up SAML configuration.
  • Ability to search for derived elements on hierarchical attributes in the Filter panel, Threshold Editor, and in-canvas selector (search box).
  • When creating a new derived element from a hierarchical attribute, any filters using that hierarchical attribute and targeting a visualization with a derived element are automatically updated to use the new derived element. The filter state will be preserved during this replacement.
  • New Adobe Analytics community connector.

MicroStrategy Workstation

  • HyperIntelligence: This new functionality drives business productivity by injecting analytics and intelligence directly into every user’s web browsing experience through the HyperIntelligence Chrome Extension. See HyperIntelligence for more information.
  • Ability to search for derived elements on hierarchical attributes in the Filter panel, Threshold Editor, and in-canvas selector (search box).
  • When creating a new derived element from a hierarchical attribute, any filters using that hierarchical attribute are automatically updated to use the new derived element. The filter state will be preserved during this replacement.
  • (Update 1) In addition to dossiers, embedded telemetry reports can now be displayed for reports, documents, HyperIntelligence, and datasets.

MicroStrategy Desktop

  • Ability to search for derived elements on hierarchical attributes in the Filter panel, Threshold Editor, and in-canvas selector (search box).

Cloud Console

  • (Update 1) The console that enables you to provision and manage MicroStrategy cloud environments is now referred to as Cloud Console. See the updated Cloud Console documentation.
  • (Update 1) Users can now provision MicroStrategy on Azure environments, Team or Enterprise Edition, in East US 2 (Virginia), West Europe (the Netherlands), and Southeast Asia (Singapore) for better performance and support of self-service cloud deployments around the globe.

MicroStrategy Intelligence Server

  • Microsoft Windows Server version 2019 Preview Build is certified.
  • Intelligence Server now has the ability to release cached memory in SmartHeap when the Intelligence Server is about to hit memory contract manager denial. See MicroStrategy Community for more information.
  • PhantomJS, previously used in the Export Service, has been replaced with Puppeteer.

MicroStrategy Library

  • Streamlined process to set up SAML configuration.
  • Ability to search for derived elements on hierarchical attributes in the Filter Panel, Threshold Editor, and In-Canvas Selector (Search Box).
  • (Update 1) Library Mobile is iPad Pro Certified.

MicroStrategy Mobile

iOS

  • (Update 1) MobileIron integrated app for MicroStrategy Mobile.
  • (Update 1) AirWatch integrated app for MicroStrategy Mobile.
  • (Update 1) Blackberry Dynamics integrated app for MicroStrategy Mobile.

Android

  • (Update 1) AirWatch integrated app for MicroStrategy Mobile.
  • (Update 1) Improved mobile document interaction by adding support for Fit to Page and attribute selection.

Enterprise Manager

  • MicroStrategy 2019 is the last version of MicroStrategy to support Enterprise Manager.

Platform Analytics

  • Improved installation process on Linux and Windows.
  • (Update 1) Improved usability and interface for the out-of-the-box Platform Analytics dossiers.

MicroStrategy Tools

Integrity Manager

  • Improved ability to handle larger dossiers and documents, improved error handling when running out of memory processing larger documents, and performance improvements for prompt answering.
  • (Update 1) Integrity Manager Report enhancements, improved SQL comparison, and user experience enhancements .

Health Center

  • Health Center is no longer a part of the MicroStrategy platform.

MicroStrategy Identity

  • Streamlined process to set up SAML configuration.
  • Ability to install and configure the Identity Messaging Server for Linux deployments only.

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  • (Update 1) Background NFC tag detection is now supported for iPhone XS and XR.

Additional Product Information

See the following sources for more information on specific product updates:

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