SAP BusinessObjects Support for Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 arrives this week, with SAP BI support not too far behind.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 is going to be a big day for Microsoft as it formally releases its latest update to its flagship Windows operating system, Windows 10. Since Windows 7 was released nearly 7 years ago on October 22, 2009, most Enterprises have viewed Windows 8 (released October 26, 2012) or Windows 8.1 (released October 17, 2013) more like Vista 2.0 rather than a worthy successor to Windows 7.

Time will tell if Windows 10 features will prompt enterprises to give up on Windows 7 or hang on until its extended support ends on January 14, 2020. Of great interest to SAP customers will be the new Microsoft Edge browser and how it supports plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Oracle Java.

Jayne Landry, SAP General Vice President and General Manager for Business Intelligence, indicates via Twitter that Windows 10 support will be added first to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 SP7 then folded into BI 4.2 later.

Microsoft Windows 10 Support

last updated March 1, 2017

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 is unsupported on Microsoft Windows 10. Although Priority One Support for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 has been extended to 12/31/2018, it has been out of Mainstream Maintenance support (no more patches) since 12/15/2015.

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 is unsupported on Microsoft Windows 10.

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 SP7 and higher support Microsoft Windows 10.

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 has Windows 10 support from its initial GA to the current release.

What are your organization’s plans for Microsoft Windows 10?

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

3 thoughts on “SAP BusinessObjects Support for Windows 10”

  1. I just got the LAST of my Customers off Windows XP (and over to WINDOWS 7) in last year…

    Pretty sure it will be “a while” before any large institutional customers consider a broad OS move over to WINDOWS 10 as their baseline workstation.

    There’s a loooooong List of stuff that I want SAP to have in SAP BO-BI 4.2 platform and tools —– before I start to “worry” about their WINDOWS 10 support. 😉

    1. Well, IT stating deploying Windows 10 and now Analysis for OLAP on 4.1 SP6 throws IE error and sometimes lets them continue and sometimes not. We just applied SP6 a couple months ago. Ugh.

      1. Lee,

        The PAM for Analysis for Microsoft Office 2.4 shows support for both Windows 10 and Office 2016.

        The PAM for SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 (Analysis for web) shows that Windows 10 support was added to BI 4.1 SP7 and higher. Besides patching, you might want to try clicking the compatibility view button to see if it changes the behavior. There’s some interesting additions to the PAM for BI 4.1 SP9, including Edge browser support on Windows 10. I would imagine similar additions will appear on the BI 4.2 SP4 PAM.

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