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To start telling my story, let me introduce myself; give you an overview of who I am, and what I will be involved with this year.  I am known as the portal capabilities of SAP NetWeaver 2004s. I am the strategic UI for all SAP applications. As an integral part of the SAP NetWeaver platform I am mostly used to provide access to all applications, information and services to the business users and administrators. Every day in my life starts with a great feeling of happiness, because I can add value and make them even more productive and successful at their jobs and I have hope that the administrators will unveil the secrets of my new functionality and release my innovative energy with new support packages.  As you may know, I am a big contributor to the SAP NetWeaver IT scenarios, my favorite is “Running an Enterprise Portal” and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see how many interesting variants and new concepts you can find there… The first variant deals with “Providing Uniform content Access”, which provides secure, role based access to SAP and non-SAP applications, databases, web content, services, and much more with a people Centric User Interface. This scenario variant extends the portal capabilities with better and intuitive navigation mechanisms, enhanced administration and content for end users. Some examples of these enhancements are: Improved Object based navigation, new templates, such as  the Service map iView (like the one used in Business Packages like MSS, ESS), improvements in initial portal content, such as the end-user role, the Administration worksets with reporting capabilities, step by step wizards, new layout templates, improvements in the Generic Creator handlers and more…. So…If you have not checked this out yet, come and meet me, I have lots to offer to make your life easier…  Another variant that is getting very popular nowadays is the “Implementing a Multitenant Portal”, in which Service Providers use me to provide customers’ services. I was born with SAP NetWeaver 2004s SPS5. The way it works is that the Service Provider Administrator will divide me into several logical portals, one for each customer… I feel like having multiple personalities….. Each customer or “tenant”, hence the name of the scenario variant, has its own selection of customized content, its own look and feel, its own content administrator with the proper authorizations and its own user repository, based on an SAP NetWeaver Application Server client.  This variant makes me feel powerful, there is so much I can do with just one clone of myself…lower costs for my service providers and its customers, reduce the risk of having multiple environments, optimize the system landscape. Wow! I really rock!  A third variant is “Implementing a Federated Portal Network”. This variant allows organizations, with distributed portal installations, to provide their users with a single portal access point to portal information, services and applications distributed on portals over the organization network, while utilizing existing content and configurations and minimizing administration efforts. My content is part of a single content pool, by enabling other portals, geographically distributed to share their content with me. Providing a single portal access point will boost the user productivity increasing the ROI of the portal implementations. Doing so using the implementing a Federated Portal Network SAP Netweaver portal scenario variant will reduce the TCO required for such consolidation. If you have not figured it out yet, I can tell you that this scenario enables the portal users to reuse the content and applications worldwide, increases flexibility and allows supporting the specific country requirements that customers may have. Customers could use this capability starting with SAP NetWeaver 2004s SPS6, under Ramp-up and I am looking forward to it!  The “last but not least” variant is the “External Facing Portal”. I know I have been customized at some customer sites to be able to do this before but with the improvements in the portal framework and Web-Like behavior capabilities, I am definitely playing in the Web-site league now…What can I tell you about this scenario? Organizations can implement a public Web portal that performs well in low-bandwidth networks and operates in a manner similar to a standard, customizable Web site. Although not always appropriate for certain resource-rich applications, with the external-facing portal capabilities, I can boost ROI by using the same platform for the company’s Internet and intranet implementations.I have been enhanced with a Light framework page, where I can integrate light content and therefore improve performance for my end users. My customers can also use quick links and hashed URLs, to access specific content and use the Navigation and framework tag libraries. As you can tell, I am very excited to share my new capabilities. Because I would like you to have NO problems and to get additional information if you need to, please refer to Service Marketplace: https://service.sap.com/nw-ep and navigate to IT scenarios – running an Enterprise Portal and you will find information on all of these scenarios. For current limitations, please visit the following notes:   Implementing a Federated Portal Network: Will be available soon! Implementing an External Facing Portal: Note # 877188 Implementing a Multitenant Portal: Note # 853509
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  1. Sandip Agarwalla
    HI,
    Thats nice peice of info. Can you please share any implementation help on how to acheive ” Multitenant Portal”…we are trying very much similar to a multitenant portal for one of our client…actually we are trying to create many internet sites which will have their own look n feel, contents,business repositories etc..All in all, all the sites wil be totally different to each other & all will based on a single installation of portal.

    And also you are saying “Multitenant Portal” is part of SAP NetWeaver 2004s SPS5. To which service pack of NetWeaver SR1 release it refers to or.. is it a completly new relase for netweaver..

    waiting to get the answers for the above queries….

    thanks much

    regards,sandip

    (0) 
  2. Sandip Agarwalla
    HI,
    Thats nice peice of info. Can you please share any implementation help on how to acheive ” Multitenant Portal”…we are trying very much similar to a multitenant portal for one of our client…actually we are trying to create many internet sites which will have their own look n feel, contents,business repositories etc..All in all, all the sites wil be totally different to each other & all will based on a single installation of portal.

    And also you are saying “Multitenant Portal” is part of SAP NetWeaver 2004s SPS5. To which service pack of NetWeaver SR1 release it refers to or.. is it a completly new relase for netweaver..

    waiting to get the answers for the above queries….

    thanks much

    regards,sandip

    (0) 
  3. Sandip Agarwalla
    HI,
    Thats nice peice of info. Can you please share any implementation help on how to acheive ” Multitenant Portal”…we are trying very much similar to a multitenant portal for one of our client…actually we are trying to create many internet sites which will have their own look n feel, contents,business repositories etc..All in all, all the sites wil be totally different to each other & all will based on a single installation of portal.

    And also you are saying “Multitenant Portal” is part of SAP NetWeaver 2004s SPS5. To which service pack of NetWeaver SR1 release it refers to or.. is it a completly new relase for netweaver..

    waiting to get the answers for the above queries….

    thanks much

    regards,sandip

    (0) 

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