SAP BI Platform 4.2 brought along lot of additional features with its release. Additional drivers for Apache Spark, Recycle Bin, BI Commenting solution and the new Admin cockpit are few to mention. If you have missed the awesome presentation from SAP, read http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-68333
If you are doing a fresh install, you would be presented a screen where you get to choose the features you would need. But upgrade does not work the same way. Some of the features comes built in which will be installed as applications or activated as web applications when the upgrade redeploys the new applications. By default SAP Upgrade installers will update only the existing features that you have enabled to ensure stability in the system.
So what you would need to do if you need to activate the new features? Read on to find out more
Active new features
For features that does not come bundled and require additional step, you would need to enable them manually. This involves the server going down during the phase, so treat it as maintenance downtime.
- Navigate to the “Program and features” applet from the Control panel. You can also use the shortcut to directly launch it from the run with the command “appwiz.cpl”.
- You will find individual entries for the SAP BI Platform base along with patch updates installed. Update install will be append with “update”
This is similar for the BI Platform Add-ons like Design Studio and Lumira
Read the complete version of it @ Enabling additional features in BI Platform aft... | SCN.