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Here it comes!  In less than a week I will be at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas for SAP TechEd ’07.  It’s so close now I can almost smell it.  Once again I am very excited about landscapes in Las Vegas. That is, in addition to playing Texas HoldEm poker along the landscape of the Las Vegas Strip, I will once again be presenting one of my favorite sessions, LCM228 – SAP NetWeaver System Landscapes.

Why am I excited?  Well, if you’ve read some of my blogs before, you know that I am very passionate about the technical implementation of SAP NetWeaver.  Every summer I travel to the “mother ship” in Walldorf to work with my colleague Boris Zarske (who also wrote a TechEd ’07: LCM228 – SAP NetWeaver System Landscapes about this session) on updating our landscape session.  At the high level, the session keeps the same outline as in years past.  That is, we take you through the process of implementing a SAP NetWeaver System Landscape.  And, since SAP NetWeaver is the technical foundation of enterprise SOA, this is really the method to get started implementing an eSOA landscape.  This is a step-by-step approach that starts with understanding the business processes you want to implement, determining the building blocks that support them, identifying the systems to run them on, mapping them to physical hosts and then implementing the system landscape. 

Of course, I wouldn’t go to the time and expense of travelling to Germany if we weren’t going to continually update this presentation with new information that we are always learning.  This year we are going to give you:

  • Updated information about bundling usage types

  • Discussion and feedback opportunities on single stack and dual stack systems

  • Interoperability scenarios

  • More on deployment options

  • Expanded section on security in the landscape

  • Update on the latest state of the implementation tools that make the ultimate installation easier

Plus, we have also tried to make this an entry point for a deeper dive on many of the subjects.  That is, we have done some homework on what other related sessions there are at TechEd and identified them in the presentation wherever possible.

I would love to see you there (and Boris in Munich and India), but if you do miss my session, there is still hope (or is it fear?).  I have found out that they will be making a video of my lecture.  Scary thought, huh?  At some point after TechEd the good folks here at SDN will post it for your viewing pleasure (or is that disdain?).

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