Well guys - it is release time again and today I am please to announce the arrival of Qlik Sense 3.2. Now if you have been using Qlik Sense Cloud since February 2017, some of these features may seem familiar to you already. Going forward we may not always roll out everything in one big bang for a dot/feature release. In fact, as we continue to build on our strength in the cloud, we are beginning to make features available in Qlik Sense Cloud on a continuous basis so there is really no need to wait for the ‘big day’ to get the latest features. So if you are eager to try out new features and capabilities in Qlik Sense, there is always a chance they could already be in Qlik Sense Cloud ahead of the Desktop and Enterprise software. So stay tuned and connected to us for the latest news.
In this blog I wanted to demonstrate and present what's new in Qlik Sense 3.2. As one of our community members puts it, it is "a pretty beefy dot release". To keep it plain and simple here are the highlights:
Advanced coloring Ability to more easily choose user defined colors for visualizations, measures, and KPI objects
Calendar measures (my favorite) Automatically generated fields for comparing date ranges for measures without writing Set Analysis expressions. (BTW, if you don't know what Set Analysis is, I suggest you check out this primer video:A Beginners' Introduction to Set Analysis (video) as the concepts learned can still apply to other analysis.)
GeoAnalytics This is technically not "in" 3.2 - but is ready to be used with it. I make mention of this in the video and you can learn more here: Introducing Qlik GeoAnalytics
Shared persistence A new installation option for Qlik Sense Enterprise when deploying multi-node sites that allows nodes access to centralized storage, improving performance and stability with larger deployments.
Supported desktop client Allows Qlik Sense Desktop to authenticate against a Qlik Sense Enterprise server NOW with full support by Qlik in production environments. (No Qlik Sense server? - then you must register for a QlikID and use those credentials)
Additional visualization, navigation, and search improvements
So, sit back and enjoy this short video that describes and demonstrates these aforementioned features in more detail. Leave your comments and feedback to below, we'd love to hear from you.
If you want to get Qlik Sense Desktop 3.2 today - you can get it from this temporary link Qlik Sense Desktop here - we are currently updating our Qlik Sense Desktop products page on our website. You can also experience 3.2 without downloading any software by using the Qlik Sense Cloud.
For additional help on these features and more check out our Qlik Help Channel on YouTube. (I don't manage this, so videos are not always available as .mp4)
NOTE:To increase resolution or size of the video, select the YouTube logo at the bottom right of the player. You will be brought directly to YouTube where you can increase the resolution and size of the player window. Look for the 'settings' gears icon in the lower right of the player once at YouTube.
Note: Can't see the video? Access to YouTube blocked? Download the .mp4 file attached to this post.