Its been a week of new stuff to test - late last week I got to check out the new JD Edwards E1 JDBC driver that they are working on. This is going to enable folks to point BIP at the JDE instance and start creating reports against it.
Rather than the 'special' data types it would typically return directly from the database you are going to get BIP friendly data that you can work with. This is going to open up JDE E1 instances to BIP and make life so much easier for folks.
Another conversation we had last week was with Sharon Winter and her team, who looks after the ever popular 'green screen' JDE World application. We are working toward opening up 'World' to the world of BIP along similar lines to E1.
No release dates as yet but suffice to say its coming. Here's an early welcome to all you JDE folks that are waiting to use standalone BIP those of you in E1 have an embedded version to use already. If you're looking for docs on how to use the embedded version check the user guide out here.