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Xcelsius 4.5 and Windows Vista 64-bit Edition!

Here is a workaround to install and run Crystal Xcelsius 4.5 on Windows Vista 64-bit edition. Although Vista 64-bit is not listed under the Supported Operating systems in the user documentation, Xcelsius 4.5 still works.

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Comparing Xcelsius 2008 Editions

Business Objects Started off Offering Crystal Xcelsius as a single edition. Later with 4.5 they came up with 2 editions, Designer and Workgroup. Starting 2008, they have significantly increased in terms of various flavors of the software. Now they have 4 editions, allowing the customers to choose whatever they want based on the Price and requirements. The 4 editions are below. Detailed Comparison here.

  1. Xcelsius Present
  2. Xcelsius Engage
  3. Xcelsius Engage Server
  4. BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise

Post Update: Live Weather Utility fixed and updated

Beginning of June i posted an article about a Weather Utility built using Crystal Xcelsius 2008. Users had issues using the utility, hence from the feedback and suggestions its been updated and posted. Click here for more info.

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Hi all,

Thank you for visiting my blog, and for those who are revisiting to check for updates, here is a big one, i have transferred the .com blog to .org and hosted it at The intention is to use the flexibility of .org and create more informational content to help the xcelsius community. Im trying various themes right now to find the best one which suits the content. Don’t be in a shock to see some weird theme when you visit, i might be trying something. There will be no compromise in the content quality. If you have in your favorites or blog roll, please change it to

Thank you

Kalyan Verma

Top 10 Xcelsius 2008 Features by Ryan Goodman

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He is back with a Bang, with a new look and feel to his blog and also Exploring the All new Xcelsius 2008. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Ryan Goodman, the Xcelsius Evangelist is back. In this article Ryan lists his personal Top 10 features of Xcelsius 2008. He says “Any xcelsius user will be exited about these features”, he is true, im totally excited and could’nt stop posting the link on my blog. Here it is, click here for the article.

What’s new in Xcelsius 2008

Xcelsius 2008

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Xcelsius® 2008 delivers next-generation data visualization tools that let users of different skill levels in small, mid-size, and enterprise companies to transform complex business data into actionable visual information. Xcelsius 2008 gives you the power of what-if analysis to shed light on any possible business decision.

Xcelsius 2008 makes it even easier for you to create data presentations and dashboards from personal and corporate data sources by providing the following key benefits:

  • Improved work flows
  • New components and features
  • New data connectivity and integration options
  • Flexible design and customizations capabilities

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Web Service Generator as a part of Xcelsius Engage

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This presentation by Mark Bain details the working of Web Service Generator as a part of Xcelsius Engage.

Mark explores the Various connecting sources of Flynet Web Service Generator which comes with Xcelsius Engage.

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