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End of Life for InfoBurst 2.6

Background

InfoBurst 2.6 has been servicing our customers’ report scheduling and bursting needs for 10 years. While it has served that purpose well, it was designed to service what are now legacy reporting environments like BusinessObjects XIR2. Current reporting platforms like SAP Business Intelligence 4.1 are not supported. It also supports legacy server platforms like Windows Server 2003. It relies on Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 which Microsoft no longer supports.

InfoBurst has evolved to support the latest business intelligence reporting and server platforms. The newest version of InfoBurst, InfoBurst Enterprise, supports the latest SAP Business Intelligence and Microsoft BI versions as well as the latest Microsoft and Oracle platforms. It also offers a wealth of new features not available in InfoBurst 2.6.

Development

As of January 1, 2016, InfoSol will end development of InfoBurst 2.6 and XDM. This date aligns with development end of life for SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1. After this date, no new updates or patches will be issued.

Between the date of this announcement and January 1, 2016, only emergency patches will be issued.

Support

There is currently no end of life for support of InfoBurst 2.6, 2.5, 2.1, and XDM. Users will be informed via email if a support end of life is determined.

Options After End of Life

Users may continue to use InfoBurst 2.6, 2.5, 2.1, and XDM indefinitely.

InfoBurst Enterprise is available to users as an upgrade. It supports XIR2, XI 3.1 and BI 4.x and the latest Windows Server and database versions. It features a redesigned user interface and a variety of new features not contained in InfoBurst 2.6. Users upgrading to InfoBurst Enterprise have the option to either rebuild their existing bursts and schedules in InfoBurst Enterprise or migrate their bursts and schedules from InfoBurst 2.x.

Please contact your InfoSol account manager about upgrade options and pricing. For questions regarding InfoBurst 2.6 end of life, please contact ibsupport@infosol.com.

About Bryan Baca

Bryan has been working in Business Intelligence since 2006. He is a product support manager with InfoSol, specializing in support and pre-sales for a variety of BI solutions, including InfoBurst. His favorite food is sushi. Bryan blogs on the InfoBurst Blog http://ib.infosol.com

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