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SAP has released the next generation of mobile platform called SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.1. The platform has been re-architected for high scalability and performance. There are new tools that enable model driven application development making application development faster compared to its predecessors.

While the platform is built to ensure investment protection i.e. the current application built on earlier releases of Mobile Infrastructure continue to run on SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.1, the applications need to be adopted to an event driven architecture to benefit from the higher scalability provided by the new platform. The standard SAP applications like xMAM, xMAU, xMTT etc. will be released after adoption on the new platform in the following months.

Before starting a new mobile project or considering an upgrade, check the following flow chart that provides some guiding questions that may prove valuable in your decision making process.

 

 

Key benefits of the new platform

  • Higher Scalability
    • The new version       handles more mobile devices and larger volumes of data.
    • New event-driven       architecture for a significant increase in system performance and shorter       device synchronization times.
    • New highly optimized       data realignment algorithms.
  • Higher Productivity and      Flexibility in Development
    • Flexible model-driven       data distribution capability: The new architecture makes it much easier       to create and change data distribution rules
    • Model-driven       development environment for mobile applications: Mobile       components can now be developed using the Web Dynpro framework, resulting       in shorter development cycles and reduced TCD.
  • Improved Mobile      Device Management, Monitoring and Security
    • Improved       administration and monitoring of a large number of mobile devices with       low effort
    • New version management       reduces the costs for mobile application upgrades
    • Provides the ability       for system administrators to define threshold levels to enable pro-active       monitoring of current system performance as well as recording system load       statistics for periodic performance measurements
    • Utility provides the       ability to track security incidents, such as failed application logon       attempts, and allows taking preventative action by blocking the       synchronization of the device
  • Investment Protection
    • Compatibility layer       for existing mobile applications: The compatibility layer allows you to       continue using mobile applications built on earlier versions of SAP       NetWeaver Mobile (e.g. Mobile Infrastructure 2.5).

 

 More information on SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.1

 SAP NetWeaver Mobile Level 1 Presentation.

 Major Improvements of SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.1

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  1. Roberto Mariani
    Hi, very nice blog.

    Please I’m looking for informations about MI71; our scope should be to start a new project for MAM30.

    I heard with MI71 the middleware will be Abap only, but till now I did not find any clear documentation.

    What about the “Setup Packages” , so the way to bundle all the components (framework client, MI applications) into a single setup file (for PDA and Laptop) to make easy the installation for the end-user ?

    Best Regards

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