There’s a lot to say about Spotfire 7. Over the next few weeks I’ll be going in-depth on some of the new innovations. For now, here’s a quick peak at some of the new features. Customers can start using Spotfire 7 right away – Spotfire 7 was announced as available last week and can be found in your download account.
Here are some of my personal favorites from Spotfire 7. Be sure to check out the release notes for the details behind this exceptional release (click here).
Visual Themes – You now have even more control over the look-and-field of your dashboard. Tired of the standard white background on visuals? No problem. Want to change filter font? Check. What about removing borders from visualizations? Yes! All that’s possible and more. The best part is that a style can be defined once and applied easily to new dashboards. Have a theme that you think others will love? Send it my way and I’ll publish it on the blog.
Recommendations – There’s no easier way to start an analysis. Point Spotfire at a new datasource and visualizations will automatically be recommended for you. See one you like? You can ask Spotfire to show you more of that type. Even after you’ve finished your dashboard, you can ask Spotfire to recommend more visualizations. Presto!
New Data Panel! – The new data panel now shows you exactly what filters have been set, and organized in a way to maximize the efficiency of your analysis. It’s now unbelievably easy to find what you’re looking for, and to design your analysis in such a way to make it easy to share with others.
Nested Aggregations – Okay, I admit I’ve wanted this for a long time – the wait is over! The ability to nest aggregate calculations make writing expressions so simple. Yes!
And much much more, like…. new legend controls, OLAP cube enhancements, calculated columns for in-db connections, and transparency settings for WMS map layers! All great stuff that will help you bring more value to your work. Give it a try!