What's new?

This section contains a list of new or changed features for this release. It helps you to plan your upgrade and application deployment strategies and the training requirements for your users.

New features in version 2.0.0

  • IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later to be installed.
  • IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel supports security authentication modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Previous versions supported modes 1 and 5.

    However, when connecting to IBM Planning Analytics Workspace, only security authentication modes 1 and 5 can be used.

    Forms based authentication is no longer supported for IBM Planning Analytics servers in IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel.

New features in version 10.3.0

  • If your servers use Transport Layer Security (TLS), you must use Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later with IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel. New servers, and servers that have been patched to address the POODLE security vulnerability in SSL use TLS.

New features in version 10.2.0

  • IBM Cognos Office products, such as IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel and IBM Cognos BI for Microsoft Office now require the use of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

    This updated conformance has implications for upgrading systems. If you are a current user of an IBM Cognos Office product and installed only Microsoft .NET Framework 2, you must also install .NET Framework 4. You must install the updated .NET Framework before installing IBM Cognos Office products. Microsoft .NET Framework versions can work along side each other. You do not need to uninstall previous versions.

  • The following additional languages are available for IBM Cognos Office products: Croatian, Danish, Kazakh, Slovenian, and Thai.