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We have an immense amount of pride in all of our community members who have gone on to write books and essential guides for SAP Press. It’s exciting to meet the authors at events and get into conversations around their books.

We even had a “Don’t forget – TONIGHT at 5:30 PM EST or 2:30 PM PDT” in We met the authors in Second Life not to long ago and not to mention how many times we’ve done something with authors at the SAP TechEd events. So it’s with great pleasure that I can fill everyone in on a few things we’ve been working together with SAP Press to enhance the community experience.

First SAP Press has a twitter account now, so you can follow that to get updates and they’ve agreed to get more involved in the wiki author page. They’ve also sent me a few books for a new little contest series we are starting. How cool is that that SAP Press is now sponsoring this series?

Before I tell you more about the series I want to mention to all the existing authors something else very cool they’ve just created and made available! Badges! That’s right you can now easily add a badge to your profile or even download them add one to your own personal site.

To get your own web badge, just check out the “web badge” page in the wiki for instructions.

Mine is already on my profile and on my personal site

How cool is that?

OK now back to our new “sponsored” contest series! The books that I’ve been sent so far I want to give away but I don’t want to just give them away for nothing, nope you need to work for them! The first in line is  from Darren Hague and is the “Universal Worklist with SAP NetWeaver Portal” and is open to any member of the community. Darren has already agreed to sign it!

Darren was also one of my first guests on the Friday Morning Report last Friday in London, it was Chinposin Friday so of course we managed to get a nice Chinposin shot done while live on camera. 

OK so how is that you have a chance of getting the book? Well we’ve picked two areas of the wiki that are in need of revamping and organizing. Your task should you choose to accept it is to spend the next two weeks doing just that, revamp, organize and improve those wiki spaces.

Everyone that helps out will receive a participation prize of 50 points and the one person who shines above all others will have the signed book mailed to them or hand delivered at the next SAP TechEd event (your choice). Not to mention the points you get for contributing anyways.

The two wiki areas are Portal and BPX UWL, good luck to everyone and remember from now until July 30, 2008 is your chance!!

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