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This blog discusses tips, tricks, and use cases for Teradata Viewpoint's "Rewind" feature. Hopefully this blog will give you some new ideas on more efficient navigation and different ways of utilizing rewind that you may have overlooked in the past.  

This blog post provides an explanation of Viewpoint portlet date/time stamp behavior. The rationale for the blog post is that often new customers conclude that their portlets are not working correctly as the time stamp does not match the current time or rewind time. So let's do a quick review on the intent of the portlet time stamp.

Just a quick blog to provide a status on current and future browser support for Teradata Viewpoint.

Yet another blog in the series of cool Viewpoint features. This blog however combines Viewpoint cool features with a basis on a true customer analysis success story. The resulting customer feedback was that Viewpoint allowed much quicker problem analysis and resolution. The alternative would have been to write various SQL statements against DBQL equating to a longer analysis cycle with most likely less success in problem isolation.

Hello all. This blog discusses the recent release of support for both Teradata TD2 and LDAP authentication mechanisms in Teradata Viewpoint. Support for Teradata TD2 and LDAP authentication mechanisms was made available in the Teradata Viewpoint patch release.

Welcome back to the series of blogs on cool Viewpoint features. Hopefully by now, you've heard about the Teradata "time travel" feature called rewind. Rewind allows one to easily and seamlessly view portlet data and interactions by going back in time for analysis, comparison, or just general reporting. Rewind, dare I say, is a paradigm shift in systems analysis and management. If interested in learning more specifically about Rewind, start with the Viewpoint Rewind screencast.

First off, my apologies on slacking in my series of blogs on cool Viewpoint features. Was the last one really November? Spilt milk at this point, so let's get to it. One of the key considerations to Viewpoint development planning is "ease of use" and the desire to make Viewpoint as intuitive as possible. Although we believe we have been successful in this initiative, we still provide additional assistance features within Viewpoint to help everyone along.

So this blog is on learning how to learn in Viewpoint and what features are available in promoting this.

In the spirit of "Tis better to give than receive" comes the next blog on cool Viewpoint features, that being the ability to "share" a portlet. The shared portlets feature captures a customized version of a portlet and allows it to be shared as a distinct portlet for use by other Viewpoint users. It will appear in the admin menus as its own portlet including the same permissions options as the original portlet it was derived from. One may ask how does it work? And why would one use it?

After a spectacular Teradata Partners Conference, I'm back to do another cool Viewpoint features blog. I want to start out on this one with a little background on how this feature came about. In our first two Viewpoint releases, we focused on Teradata Management and Teradata Self Service aspects. Our customer base increased and with that, so did the importance of Viewpoint in the Teradata customer infrastructure. With that increased base and importance, it became clear that we needed to improve on the management aspects of the Viewpoint Appliance itself.

This is the second in the series of blogs regarding cool features and tidbits within Teradata Viewpoint. Today's discussion is going to focus on SQL Scratchpad, a new Self Service portlet released with Viewpoint 13.0.1 in June 2009. SQL Scratchpad is the most significant addition to the Self Service aspect of Viewpoint since the "My Queries" portlet release in August 2008. SQL Scratchpad enables Teradata users in submitting ad-hoc SQL, getting result sets, and managing queries through a Viewpoint portlet. A very nice flexible compliment to the client based query tools like SQL Assistant.