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TechEd Las Vegas: Mobility by SAP Portal (Expert Networking Session)

When you attend TechEd as a speaker, SAP Mentor or exhibitor you get the chance to host an expert networking session. This is a really great concept, as you can easily interact with participants: it’s a informal living room like setting with plasma screens for 15-20 people, duration is 30 minutes, focused on the attendees and the presenter who can share his/her experience.

This year I decided to host a session (besides being a speaker at ASUG session: PMC227: The New Signature Design in SAP NetWeaver Portal EhP 2 and being an official unoffical speaker at ASUG session PMC231: SAP NetWeaver Portal as a Launch Pad for Mobile Applications):

EXP209 – Mobility by SAP Portal, Lounge 5, Tuesday, 4:30 P.M.

The objective of my network expert session is focused on SAP Portal on device:

Not only I will discuss with you why and how the SAP Portal can be used for mobilizing your business, but I also plan* to demonstrate – involves live coding and deploy – how easy it is to develop and run a mobile application that uses the SAP Portal. Idea is to do this is only 15 minutes (you may also call the session: try to build a mobile application in 15 minutes). I do not have access to a Sybase SUP installation, but I know Phonegap, so given some extra minutes I will also convert the online application to a Phonegap application.

The application

To give you some impressions of the mobile application I will showcase: it is an application that will give the system administrator of an SAP Portal the ability to do basic user admin tasks:

Get a list of all users


Get a list of possible actions the administrator can do for a user


List assigned roles


Get the list of assigned groups


Deactivate the user


Change the password


The screenshot for “Get User Details” is missing: this will be implemented during the session.

*plan: I hope to bring a laptop with a SAP Portal VM installed. If for some reasons (Murphy) this won’t work, I promise to show at least screenshots.

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    • Thank you Aviad. The application is just a POC, done in a few minutes, but I think instead of talking about the possibilities of a portal on device it's good to have something to demonstrate, so attendees get an impression of a possible use case.

      Maybe someone from the SAP Portal team can join.


  • Hello Tobias,

    Very cool, please keep in mind the this will be one of the Demo Session within SAP Inside Track São Paulo.
    We've just created our embryo for future InnoJams in Souther Hemisphere!

    Marlo Simon.

    • Marlo,

      For SIT SP it has to be something cooler: if I can only figure out how to approve a UWL item ... that would be something to demo. Mobile UWL for approving tasks, notifications, decisions.