TYSONS CORNER, Va., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that MicroStrategy Desktop is now available at no charge. Users new to the field of analytics and business intelligence, including students and young professionals, can leverage MicroStrategy Desktop to explore popular data sources and build insightful visualizations to help make better business decisions. To download MicroStrategy Desktop for Mac® or PC, visit: https://www.microstrategy.com/us/desktop.
"By making MicroStrategy Desktop free, we aim to make business intelligence and the skills to draw value from self-service analytics and data discovery more accessible to companies and individuals," said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "We recognize that education and support play a critical role in making our customers and partners successful, and have launched the Jump Start program, which makes free training and education available to individuals interested in using MicroStrategy Desktop."
MicroStrategy Desktop, available for Mac and PC, is a powerful data discovery tool that allows users to access data on their own and build dashboards. With MicroStrategy Desktop, users can access over 70 data sources, from personal spreadsheets to relational databases and big data sources like Hadoop. With the ability to prepare, blend, and profile datasets with built-in data wrangling, users can go from data to dashboards in minutes on a single interface. MicroStrategy Desktop allows departmental users to visualize information with hundreds of chart and graph options, empowering them to make decisions on their own.
MicroStrategy Desktop Empowers Both New Users and Existing MicroStrategy Customers
MicroStrategy Desktop is available for download directly from the MicroStrategy website, allowing first-time users as well as existing customers to get started in minutes. MicroStrategy Desktop is built on the latest version of MicroStrategy 10™, which provides increased data source support, expanded visualizations, and easier collaboration. Users who download MicroStrategy Desktop can build and share interactive dashboards with each other.
MicroStrategy customers who use MicroStrategy Web can seamlessly connect MicroStrategy Desktop to their existing projects. Additionally, by downloading their dashboards from the server to MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web users can work locally and offline.
New MicroStrategy Dashboard Gallery
To make it easy for new users to get started with MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy is rolling out a new Dashboard Gallery in the MicroStrategy Community. MicroStrategy Desktop users can access and search this growing collection of dashboards by topic, and download dashboards with sample data to experience them on MicroStrategy Desktop. MicroStrategy Community users also have access to a library of public datasets, with which they can build their own new dashboards. Users can also submit their MicroStrategy dashboards to the Dashboard Gallery by visiting this page on the MicroStrategy Community.
Learn More about MicroStrategy Desktop in Person
To help users get started on MicroStrategy 10 and expand adoption, MicroStrategy has launched the Jump Start program. Jump Start provides free education and training on MicroStrategy Desktop in nine different languages, and the in-person classes have already begun in 29 cities around the world. To learn more and sign up for Jump Start, visit our website.
The MicroStrategy Symposium Series is another opportunity to learn more about MicroStrategy Desktop. Multiple hands-on workshops are available throughout these free one-day events so attendees can learn how to build dashboards and explore their data. Workshops cover the latest trends in visual analytics, including predictive analytics, data preparation, custom visualizations, and more. To register for an upcoming symposium, click here.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide enterprise customers with a world-class software platform and expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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