There are several new enhancements with the 2.0 release and also many bug fixes. At this point we feel confident that BITeamwork is a smooth install, a smooth configuration, and a very important component to any Oracle BI 11g implementation. We believe BITeamwork 2.0 is one of the best things to happen to Oracle BI since the introduction of Fusion Middleware to the Oracle BI platform. Or, at least since Ellison and Benioff recently came to terms on their technology collaboration future.
Probably the most intense addition to BITeamwork 2.0 is the ability to use SQL Server as the schema repository for BITeamwork metadata. The previous releases of BITeamwork only supported the Oracle RDBMS and of course BITeamwork 2.0 still does. There was quite a surprising number of requests to make sure the next version of BITeamwork allowed configuration with Microsoft SQL Server and now it is in the product. This was no easy feat but BITeamwork is ready to go for those Microsoft SQL Server based installations. There are currently no plans to support DB2 or MySQL at this point, although we’ve laid the groundwork in this release to do so in future versions if requested.
The next best addition really dives into the capabilities of what BITeamwork could be for all users of a BI Application. BITeamwork 2.0 provides administrators with the ability to view the NQSConfig.INI and InstanceConfig.xml configuration files in the presentation layer Administration page.