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Hello all,


As the first decade of the 21st century comes to an end, and New Year’s resolution decisions are being made, it is a perfect time to start sharing more information with you: the amazing SDN community of the Portal, which is one the most active communities on the SDN!

This year, we are initiating an open discussion with the community on a weekly basis, and per demand even on a more frequent basis. Each week we will share with you a new topic, which we believe will be interesting for you. We of course want to stay tuned to the topics you see of interest: If you feel there is a specific topic that we should cover, please comment bellow and we will cover it in one of the upcoming weeks.


Looking forward to 2010, I would like to share with you our two major planned activities for this year, which we expect to have very positive impact on your implementations

  • “SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Workspaces”: (tentative name) A  new add-on product for SAP Portal, which will provide a flexible, intuitive UI composition environment, enabling enterprise end users to integrate and run structured and unstructured assets using a self-service approach. Not clear yet? Stay tuned to our next blogs…
  • Next major Portal release:  We plan to release a beta version for a limited and selected list of customer for the next major portal release by Q2 of 2010, and expect to make the release available for ramp-up customers by the end of 2010. In this release we gave extra attention to usability, supportability, TCO reduction and special requirements coming from our customers and partners. If you are interested in joining the beta program, please comment bellow and we will contact you directly.


So, please stay tuned. We have some exciting and interesting information to share with you, and we will do so in the coming weeks.


Looking forward for an exciting (Portal) year !


April 27th Update: Thank you all for the great interest in the beta program of the next major release of the Portal. The registration phase for the beta program is closed and the program will start in the coming days. Thanks you all for the great interest and participation. Looking forward for the ramp-up…


Aviad Rivlin and the SAP Portal, KMC and Dashboard builder Solution Management Team

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  1. Former Member
    Dear ,

    Highly impressed with your blog.  I represent Reliance Retail, the largest retail company in India. Reliance Retail is part of the USD 37 Billion Reliance Industries Group.

    We are currently on Portal EHP1 SP5.  We would like to go for EHP2 Beta Version that you mentioned in your blog. 

    Kindly get in touch with us so that we can go ahead.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Laxmikant Pathak – EP Lead – Reliance Retail
    (, +91 9867550349)
    Umesh V Shah – AGM – Reliance Retail
    (, +91 9967646632)

  2. Former Member
       SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Workspaces released to customers ? If not when will it be available? Is there in Beta / Ramp up for the same ?

    Abdul Raheem S

    1. Aviad Rivlin Post author
      Hi Abdul Raheem S,

      Enterprise Workspaces is not yet released, it is planned to be released for ramp-up customers by Q3\2010.

      Kind regards,

  3. Former Member
    Hello Aviad,

    We would like to apply for the SAP NetWeaver 7.3 Beta for Portal.

    Our focus at Oliver IT is on composite applications and architecture upon the Netweaver platform. All our consultants are Senior Netweaver Consultants with a lot of experience with Portals and the other Netweaver components. Therefor we think we could be of added value to the beta program.

    If you want more information about us, let me know.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Best Regards,
    Christophe Benoit
    Oliver IT

  4. Former Member
    We would like to apply for the SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 Beta testing.

    As a SAP partner and customer we at Vinity AB are very interested in joining and are looking forward at further information about this Beta program.

    Best Regards
    Martin Lindahl
    Vinity AB

  5. Former Member

    thanks for the enormous interest in the “SAP NetWeaver 7.3 Beta for Portal”. We definitively appreciate your willingness to contribute and provide early feedback. In order to ensure high quality of support from the back office team, we planned to offer only 15 seats in the program. Due to the big interest we are now checking the option to extend the program. Please be patient, we are trying to gather information and let you know, in case we have some seats left for you 🙂

    Have a great day!

    1. Twan van den Broek
      Hi Thomas,

      *ouch* only 15 seats – and I wanted to express our interest as well. It looks like you have to organize some sort of Portal/Idols election 😉

      Anyway if you have a seat left, or if you organize another beta program, please consider us (CIBER NL) as well.

      Kind regards

    2. Former Member
      Hello Thomas,

      We would definately like to join this program if given an opportunity. We are using SAP Enterprise portal 7.0 SP16 very extensively as our Intranet application. We are using following features for the portal which we think could help to test 7.3 Beta Portal very well

      1. Extensive use of Web Page Composure.
      2. Customize layout for various pages on Intranet
      3. Certificate, Kerberos based Single Sign On with LDAP
      4. Integration with multiple Data Source like Active Directory, LDAP etc.
      5. Single Sign On setup with various SAP application like CRM, Business Object etc.
      6. Integration with Reporting Application.
      7. Exposing our intranet over the internet using F5 load balancer and Apachy Reverse proxy.
      8. Use of LDAP/AD Groups for Access Control for various pages on Intranet.

      list is longer than this but these were some of the highlights of it.

      In case you need more details we can provide it to you.


    3. Former Member
        Does 7.3 is an integrated portal / CE / KMC paltform ? Or just new version of portal / KMC.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Abdul Raheem S

  6. Former Member
    Hello Aviad,

    I am interested in joining the beta program ‘SAP NetWeaver 7.3 Beta for Portal’.

    You will find my details and contact information in my profile.

    Kind Regards,
    Rasim Dönmez

  7. Former Member
    Accenture is very interested in joining the SAP NW Portal ramp-up. We are a global firm currently deployed over the internet with 54,000+ Portal users.

    Thank you for considering us.


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