Windward Version 15 Sneak Peek
We’re gearing up to release the beta version of Windward 15 next week!
Here’s a quick look at some new features we’re testing:
- SVG/PDF vectored output. Charts, Shapes and SmartArt will be vector output in PDF (as PDF primitives) and HTML (as SVG). This both makes the files smaller and gives you infinite zoom with no degradation in the objects.
- XPath 2.0 support. The biggie in this is that dates are actually "dates" (in 1.0 they’re strings) so you can do inequalities with dates. It also adds descending sort for the Java engine (our extended 1.0 XPath was ascending and descending sorts in .NET but ascending only in Java). There’s a lot more to XPath 2.0 (also called XQuery) including things like joins (sort-of) and more functions.
- An updated data connection wizard. This will be a big help to new users making it much easier to connect to your data source, and it includes helping you install connectors if the one you need is not installed.