Showing posts from May, 2013

Adding Google Search to Internet Explorer 9 and above - Australian Users

This week, I came across an issue where we spent half an hour to add Google search into Internet Explorer as default search engine. It supposed to be very easy but Google search was not listed in IE add-ons anywhere.

If you are using Internet Explorer 9 or above then please follow these steps:

Go to Tools > Manage Add-ons > Search Providers > Find more search providers

Now, you can see that there is no "Google search" listed under search add-ons

So, the trick is to edit the URL and go to US add-ons website.

Please note that when you go to US website then it defaults to "Pinned Sites" webpage. So please change it to "Add-ons" again. Now, when you click on "search" section then you can see that "Google search" is visible.
Click on "Google search" > Add to Internet Explorer > Tick the box to make it default > Add

Once you are done then please close everything and restart Internet Explorer. You will have Google as defa…

An Interview with SAP Mentor - All About SAP BI

It is wise to say that "Curiosity is the best teacher". I am always curious and wanted to know and learn BI (Business Intelligence) technologies. I am student of "Master of Business in ERP Systems" and last semester (Feb 2012) I studied SAP Business Intelligence. Since then I developed an interest into SAP BI and day by day my curiosity got bigger and bigger. With that, more and more questions started flowing in my mind (brain) and therefore I wanted to talk to someone who has been working with SAP BI and can answer my queries. I am fortunate that SAP Mentor "Joshua Fletcher" agreed to have a Google Hangout (video conference) with me and happily answered all my queries. This session not only answered my queries but also directed me to right path. To know how, please see following video

Thanks for your time

Angad Singh

BODevs Meetup - Are you coming?

#BODevs first meetup was help in Melbourne on 9th May, 2013. This meet up was proudly organized by David McAmis. Fortunately, I attended this event and met interesting people with deep interest in SAP Business Objects BI Platform.  So, it all started with meeting and greeting. I was the first one to arrive and David was already there. Later, we had free (at least not for David. So thanks David) pizza and drinks. Once everyone was settled and filled their appetite then real fun began.
David started with introduction from everyone. I found that there were people in the room from whom I can learn a lot. David gave us an update on BI 4.1 and explained how the things are changing. He also gave us live demonstration of SAP Visual Intelligence with his own #BODevs attendees data. We shared our experiences and talked about different people in SAP BI world.
So I must say overall it was wonderful experience for BI curious person  like me. If you are in Australia and work with SAP Business Objects…

Using SAP Visual Intelligence to Visualize Incoming Unknown Attachement Quantity

In my previous workshop (here), I tried to visualize the type of data (attachments) coming into email security software. I used quarantined emails data from software database. Recently, I used same database to collect types of attachments coming from different domains. This time, I tried to connect to SQL Server database directly  fromsapvisiand acquire data via SQL query. I have shared my findings and experience in following video. So as always please do share your suggestions with me. These suggestions are valuable for me.


SAP Visual Intelligence Visualize The Email Quarantine Audit Data

Since the previous blog (here) I have been learning and practicing SAP Visual Intelligence. There is always a new thing to learn. I will keep using it until the trial period finish. During the official visichat there were some interesting case studies and practices mentioned by Timo Elliott I looked at those and tried to do similar practice with the data that I use on daily basis. We have network monitoring, email and web security software. These software create logs which is sometime hard to understand or we take time to get to bottom. The reporting within these software are not really helpful either. So I decided to look at email security software and gather some data for creating visuals to learn SAP Visual Intelligence and improve my skills with this software and data. I have chosen the most basic data at this moment. 
I have tried to address an issue where I am spending time releasing emails for users when it is blocked for specific reason. The users have been provided with an int…