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One of my favorite parts of being an ASUG Volunteer: Reviewing ASUG SAP TechED Sessions

I just finished one of my favorite parts of being an ASUG volunteer – reviewing presentations for the ASUG TechED sessions.  The time period was short, but I am always grateful to be doing this, and I am fortunate to work with ASUG Design Team members and the super-responsive Christina Miller, SAP.

I also want to thank all of the speakers who submitted their presentations.  It is a great deal of work, but as a speaker myself, I always learn something too when I present.

The following are some of the presentations that stood out to me  – keep in mind I didn’t review all 90 presentations – just a subset:


1) Vitaliy Rudnytskiy’s presentation on EIM209 “ASUG Insider Look Into New Features of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3” In this session not only does he review new features of BW 7.3, he also follows up from his great blog Is your BW the Data Warehouse, anyway?

2) Session ID: BI216 Building a Statistics Cockpit Using SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer to Proactively Monitor SAP NetWeaver BW Usage and Performance
Reviewing Stanley Black & Decker’s Rajesh Francis’s session made me think – “this is great, why didn’t I think of this?”

3) Dr. Berg’s Session ID: BI206  Performance tuning SAP NetWeaver BW 7.x
I was just on the phone with someone the other week that this topic is often ignored and needs to be discussed more often – Dr. Berg fills that gap and more in his presentation.

4) Michelle Crapo’s CD110 Back to ABAP Basics: Tips that will Make you Shine!
Michelle goes into great detail of old way versus new way with ABAP tips and demos – I could’ve used this last year when I was doing ABAP programming!

5) Interested in the future direction of the BEx Analyzer?  Attend Session ID: BI250 ASUG Influence: Introducing SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis, where Alexander Peter has some of the best Influence slides I’ve ever seen. (Can’t make this session? You could always pre-order Ingo Hilgefort’s  BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis book, due to be released in October. )

6) Fellow ASUG Volunteer Yatkwai Kee’s Newell Rubbermaid SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Implementation Success and Lesson Learned
Newell Rubbermaid is always at the forefront of new BI practices, and always willing to share and discuss their experiences.

7) Jim Holmberg, Accenture, New Leading Practices for Testing Complex SAP NetWeaver BI Landscapes – testing in BI is an often-ignored topic, and Jim’s slides thoroughly explain all the areas of testing in BI.

Have you registered yet for SAP TechED?  If not, what are you waiting for (as my exercise instructor always says)?

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  • Tammy,
    Thanks for giving us a hint of some of the great ASUG content available at TechEd in Las Vegas! It was just enough to whet the appetite for all the great education opportunities at this year’s conference.