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Whats New in Spotfire 4.

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INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

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Dynamic Values
What
Dynamically display single values in text areas that responds to filtering and parameter changes.

Why
Look at the most important numbers first before diving into more details.

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Conditional Icons
What
Dynamically calculated conditional icons that respond to filtering and parameter changes.

Why
Indicate change, comparisons to targets and highlight important events.

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Sparklines
What
Dynamically calculated sparklines that respond to filtering and parameter changes.

Why
Show at a glance and when drilling in whether a metric is trending down, up or varies a lot.

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Graphical Summary Tables


What
Dynamic values, conditional icons and sparklines in one compact table broken down by some category.

Why
Visually show everything you need to know on a single screen.

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LOOK AND FEEL

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All new graphical profile


What
New style for Spotfire visualizations and pages. Fewer lines and frames. Toolbars moved out of the way. Larger visualization titles.

Why
Improves the look and feel of the page and puts the data in focus. Easier to blend in with portal pages and other applications.
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Pop-over over filter panel


What
New pop-over panel mode for the filter panel as an alternative to docking

Why
Use space on the screen more efficiently by not showing the filter panel when its not needed.

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Pop-over legend
What
New pop-over mode for the legend as alternative to docking

Why
Use space on the screen more efficiently by not showing the legend for a visualization when its not needed.

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Individual control over axis label visibility


What
Individual control over axis label visibility

Why
Save space by hiding one axis label if the intepretation is obvious without having to hide all axis labels.

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More control over legend contents and placement


What
Turn on and off axis selectors and title for individual legend items. Dock legend left or right.

Why
Use space on the screen more efficiently by only showing whats necessary in the legend.

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Fixed Size Layout


What
Constrain the visualization area to a specific height and width and use scrollbars or whitespace outside the visualizations to adapt to different screensizes.

Why
Create optimized Spotfire dashboards and applications for specific devices and screen resolutions.
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Mix filters and controls on the page


What
Freely mix and match filters with other controls and dynamic value displays.

Why
Keep filters and controls together to make them easier to find for the user. Expose only the filters that are relevant and put them in an understandable context for the dashboard user.
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Nicer looking tables


What
Cleaner and more display friendly tables without heavy headers. Scrollbars only show up when needed.

Why
Clean display with the data in focus.

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Combine different slices of data on the same page


What
Limit each visualization to any combination of markings, filtering schemes and conditional expressions.

What
Show everything related to a single topic on one page regardless of if it requires different slices of the data.

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Toolbars and Information


What
Toolbars and information about the analysis has moved to separate dialogs

Why
Focus on the data instead of on controls when they are not needed. Less technical for the end user.

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NAVIGATION AND INTERACTION

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Actions
What
Add actions to icons and sparklines that moves to a different page, applies a bookmark or execute a script.

What
Drill down or navigate to more details by clicking on an icon or sparkline in a graphical summary tables.

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Page History Navigation


What
Single click to move backwards and forwards in the page history.

Why
Allow the user to go back to where they came from. Especially important when detailed info are shown on a different page and you want to get back to the overview.
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Embed interactive controls


What
All new summary visualizations support expressions and properties that respond to user controls.

Why
Create one parameterized dashboard and give the user control over what to see instead of creating a hundred dashboards for different user needs.
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BUILDING DASHBOARDS

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Preserve Information when Switching Visualizations


What
As much information as possible is carried over when switching from one visualization to another.

Why
Saves time when changing a visualization type after youve already done some configuration.

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Change all fonts in one place


What
Apply a font or size change to all visualizations in the entire analysis.

Why
Saves time.

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Easier access to toggling visualization features


What
Turn on and off visualization features from a right click menu inside the visualization.

Why
Improves ease of use since its possible to reach this functionality even when the title bar is hidden.

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More predefined categorical coloring schemes


What
4 pre-defined categorical coloring schemes.

Why
Easy to chose between a few categorical color schemes that look good and are readable.

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Manage Document Color Schemes


What
Possible to delete and rename document color schemes.

Why
Easier to work when you have many document color schemes to keep track of.

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Better Defaults when creating visualizations


What
Date is used as the default column on the x-axis of a line chart if one exists. Row count is used as the default column for bar charts.

Why
Faster to get to a suitable visualization that can be modified. Easier to understand what the visualizations shows if the default visualization makes sense.
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Toggle auto column additions off


What
Option to control whether new calculated or added columns should automatically show up in the table visualization or not.

Why
No surprising changes after deciding that the dashboard looks just right.

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Analysis Previews
What
Analysis preview images are available when browsing for analysis in Spotfire Professional or Enterprise Player.

Why Easier to find a specific analysis.

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Control over table header font


What Fonts can be set independently for table headers and section headers Why Dashboard designers can chose the header style that looks the best and is most readable in a given situation.

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COLLABORATION

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Share with TIBBR


What
Right click on any visualization or page and share the view on tibbr with a link back to the analysis

Why
Easy sharing of insights and findings.

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Add tibbr discussions to the analysis


What
Integrated tibbr discussions right in the analysis filtered to a particular subject.

Why
Discuss insights and findings with collegues directly in the analysis. Subscribe and get notified when someone posts a comment on an analysis you are interested in.
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Embed dashboards in other web pages


What
One click access to HTML fragments that displays a Spotfire page that can be pasted directly into portals and other web pages.

Why
Put a link to the analysis in your corporate blog or wiki. Integrate Spotfire analysis displays into SharePoint WebPart and other portals.
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OTHER ENHANCEMENTS

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Export Footer
What
Include a footer when exporting or printing pages.

Why
Make it clear where the printout came from or indicate to the reader that the contents is confidential.

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Stepped Linecharts
What
Draw stepped linecharts that only shows a change in value at the exact point where the value changed.

Why
Better representation of discrete data that avoids misleading the user by interpolating values in between data points.
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Automation Services 4.0


What New task added to remap Information Services catalogs and schemas during an automated Library import. Why Allow for the automation of migrating a Spotfire Information Model from a test to production environment in instances when the test and production instances of the data source are in different database catalogs or schemas.
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENT CHANGES

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TIBCO Spotfire 4.0


Require Microsoft .Net 4.0
Old extension written with Microsoft .Net 2.0 will continue to work without re-compilation

Drop support for Internet Explorer 6

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TIBCO Spotfire Web Player 4.0


Server
Drop Support for Windows Server 2003 Require Microsoft .Net 4.0
Note: Old extensions written with Microsoft .Net 2.0 will continue to work without re-compilation

Client
Drop Support for Internet Explorer 6 Latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
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TIBCO Spotfire Lead Discovery 4.0


Base Requirements
Microsoft .Net 4.0 Microsoft .Net 2.0 (if chemistry component requires it)

Renderers
Drop Support for Accelrys Draw 3.0 and 3.1

Editors
Add support for editing substructures in 64 bit environments
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