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MicroStrategy has released 10.2 version & it is available now on Download site

Short Summary

  • As every tool has its own pros and cons with every release of product – the same behavior was seen by end customers upon upgrade to MSTR 10.1 especially which removed FLASH/Interactive Mode & kept as deprecated modes caused concerns with users & other memory issues on server side with enterprise edition, development error pop ups that was arising in web (primary), hyperlinking from 9.4.1 to 10.1 , special characters issue, app crash on mobile with calendar selector or multiple clicks within dashboard the app crashes.. etc..
  • So, to resolve these defects – MSTR has released 10.2 

Release Highlights

  • General workflow and stability enhancements
  • Enterprise Manager is now independent from Operations Manager and HealthAgent
  • Dynamic dates in Desktop/VI
  • Quickly import custom visualizations created using the MicroStrategy Developer Library (MSDL) in Desktop
  • Mobile iOS and Android usability improvements
  • Customizable MicroStrategy Web start page
  • Automatic partitioning option for Intelligent Cubes
  • Ability to update a cube in memory without having to import all the data again from the data source
  • New Image Layout visualization
  • Enhancements for Map visualizations
  • Ability to apply a formatting theme to an entire Report Services Document or to a specific object

Detailed Information about this Release 

Intelligence Server

  • The results of calculating a derived metric or smart metric are shared when the metric is used in other derived or smart metrics.
  • You can aggregate the maximum, minimum, count, first, and lastfunctions based on the columns of an Int64 data type, without having to represent the big integer value with a string, which uses more memory.
  • Connections to the Intelligence Server now support TLS 1.2.

Enterprise Manager

  • Enterprise Manager is independent from Operations Manager and HealthAgent. You do not need to set up an Operations Manager environment for Enterprise Manager.
  • You can create, edit, execute, or delete Data Load for Enterprise Manager through a Command Manager script.

MicroStrategy Desktop

  • When you create a filter on a date, you can define a dynamic date, which automatically adjusts according to the current date. For example, you can filter for yesterday, to display only yesterday’s sales data. Dynamic dates change every day.
  • Desktop auto recovery restores unsaved work after an unexpected closure. You can choose whether to restore your dashboard when you reopen Desktop.
  • Improved logic for uploads and downloads of dashboards and cubes between Desktop and servers. The improvements provide better reliability, since they support drop and resume when Desktop is downloading or uploading to a server. Less memory is consumed on the web server. 
  • The dataset connectivity state is displayed for each dataset on the Dashboard Datasets panel.

Desktop Visualizations

  • You can show or hide data labels for locations or markers in an ESRI Map visualization.
  • You can select multiple markers or locations based on distance from a point in the ESRI Map visualization.
  • You can quickly import custom visualizations created using the MicroStrategy Developer Library (MSDL).

MicroStrategy Mobile

MicroStrategy Mobile iOS

  • You can select how the Calendar widget is initially viewed by users, to choose the view that is most useful for their specific use. A user can view the calendar by month, week, or day.
  • You can add attribute selectors to your documents. Users can select from the list of attributes available in the attribute selector, to choose what to display in the target. This allows users to view the data at the level that they want.
  • Native gestures such as tap-and-hold, swipe, and pinch-to-zoom are supported in D3 visualizations.
  • Improvements to make drilling anywhere simpler and more intuitive.
  • Users can tap a data point on a graph to drill using a link. The link can pass the data point to the target.
  • Users can sort a Multimedia widget by name or time. By default, the widget uses the sort criteria of the underlying report that provides the data.
  • Improved “No connectivity” warning messages when offline transactions are submitted.
  • Users can create and manage their own subscriptions to reports and documents from their devices.
  • For each transaction action selector, you can set whether or not the transaction is available offline, by enabling or disabling its Submit button. This can be used when you need to ensure that a transaction is fully executed instead of being queued in offline mode.
  • When a user submits an offline transaction, less intrusive messages indicate when the transaction is queued. An overlay message fades in and out, instead of an alert pop-up. The streamlined workflow enhances the user experience. 
  • When a user reprompts a report offline, the prompt panel displays all the valid caches that exist on the device. Each cache is identified by a timestamp and the prompt answer’s filter details. This leverages existing caches created for different prompt answers instead of showing answers from only the last prompt execution.

MicroStrategy Mobile for Android

Increased parity in features and capabilities with the iOS application. These
  • Usher Authentication. In addition to existing authentication modes, the app now supports Usher authentication. The MicroStrategy user ID associated with the Usher Identity is used to log into the MicroStrategy project. Secure token-based authentication is verified by the Intelligence Server in conjunction with the Usher Server.
  • Manual logout from the app. Logging out closes the session with the server and purges credentials information on the device. Report caches are cleared according to the “Clear cache on log out” app-level setting.
  • Value prompt validation. Values entered by the user to answer the prompt are validated for data type and numeric range. If a prompt value is invalid, the prompt’s requirements are displayed.
  • Offline mode quick switch. A user can manually put the app in offline mode without requiring the entire device to be offline. This is useful if network connections are poor, since it leverages cached data and avoids unresponsive calls to the server.
  • Image Layout Widget offline support. The Image Layout Widget is used to overlay data on top of custom images such as custom geographical maps, floor layouts, and so on.

MicroStrategy Web

  • You can create your own start page for MicroStrategy Web by selecting the areas that you use most frequently. For example, you can display the Shared Reports folder, a personal folder, and the most recent objects that you worked with.
  • On the Shared Reports or My Reports pages, you can sort the objects in a folder by name, owner, modification date, or description.

Importing Data

  • When you edit a published data import cube and choose not to import certain attributes or columns in the cube, you can update the cube in memory without having to import all the data again from the data source. This provides more flexible and efficient cube editing.
  • You can allow MicroStrategy to automatically choose the optimal attribute to use to partition an Intelligent Cube. This can help achieve better performance for your Intelligent Cubes. By default, the partition attribute is automatically selected and four partitions are used when a new Intelligent Cube is imported and published. The Intelligent Cube is partitioned when a table has more than one million rows.


Visual Insight Dashboards

  • When you create a filter on a date, you can compare the date to a date that automatically adjusts according to the current date. For example, you can filter for yesterday, to display only yesterday’s sales data. This is referred to as a dynamic date, which changes every day.
  • The dataset connectivity state is displayed for each dataset on the Dashboard Datasets panel.


  • You can show or hide data labels for locations or markers in ESRI Map and Google Map visualizations. The better labeling options allow you to show contextual metric values and area names, and format the data labels to match your dashboard’s look and feel.
  • You can select multiple markers or locations based on distance from a point in the ESRI Map visualization. By default, overlapping data labels are dropped, but you can show them.
  • You can export a Map visualization to a PDF.
  • You can use Image Layout visualizations to analyze your data. Image Layout visualizations provide the flexibility to creating custom layouts and maps. 
  • You can call new APIs in your custom visualizations.

MicroStrategy Report Services Documents

  • You can apply a formatting theme to an entire document or to a specific object, such as a selector or text field, on a document. Using themes allows you to deploy a single look and feel across all your documents or selected documents. Using themes also allows you to spend less time formatting documents.
  • You can replace datasets in documents, so that you can replace user data with enterprise data. If you create a prototype of a document that uses non-production data sources, after you are satisfied with the layout of the document, you can replace the data sources with production data.
  • If you are upgrading from 9.x to 10.2, Flash-based content in dashboards and documents will continue to work without loss of functionality. Existing documents display in Flash Mode or Interactive Mode, if that is their default display mode. Flash-based widgets continue to function. Existing documents can still be exported to Flash for offline interactive analysis. By default, documents created in 10.2 are defined to use HTML5 and display in Presentation Mode, which provides enhanced performance and a cleaner visual look.


Transaction Services

  • For each transaction action selector, you can set whether or not the transaction is allowed offline, by enabling or disabling its Submit button.


MicroStrategy 10.2 includes MicroStrategy Usher 3.0. Usher 3.0 includes the
following new features and enhancements:

Usher Security App for iOS

  • The Usher Security app is redesigned to be simpler and easier to use. In addition to aesthetic improvements, the app includes new features such as a universal QR code scanner that allows users to access a resource without having to select a specific badge, the ability to set granular Bluetooth and location conditions, and improved privacy controls.
  • You can allow users in your Usher network to learn more about the other members of their network by displaying additional information about each user on their Usher badge. Usher synchronizes this information from your Microsoft Active Directory system.


Logical Applications

  • You can enable users to sign in to the following web applications by scanning a QR code or tapping a notification message on their smartphone:
    -Centralized Authentication Service (CAS)
    -Oracle PeopleSoft

Physical Access

  • You can control access to physical locations by integrating Usher with a Tyco security system.

Usher Analytic Resource Categories

  • You can categorize the resources you use with Usher by defining them as Systems and/or Places. These new categories allow you to receive more information from your analytic reports, based on your Usher network.

Happy Reading & Merry Christmas!

Ref: MicroStrategy 10.2 Release Features Doc
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