After sufficient time of availabilty for evaluation, SAP will remove the two evaluation versions
- SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 SP3
- SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 SR5
from SDN’s download area.
It’s planned to do this step on August 14th at latest. After this date, only the evaluation version of the current release Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 is available for test and trial purposes. By the way, this version (EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1) is in unrestricted availability, so you can licence it without any further preconditions (e.g. subscriction to Ramp-Up or similar). See this Try out the new evaluation version of SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 EHP1 SP1!.
The reason for this step is that SAP does not see the need to offer evaluation versions for ‘old’ releases anymore. Furthermore, there is the newer and more current evaluation version which should be the tool of choice anyway when you’re curious about CE’s Java, SOA & BPM capabilities.
In any case SAP does not support any evaluation versions, so improvements and/or new features are only available in the newest evaluation version. ‘Old’ evaluation version are not maintained so it’s always recommended to use the current (and newest) evaluation version – which is right now Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1, you can get it here.