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ASUG sessions at TechEd Las Vegas covering SAP Portal

Following the blog from Portal and Collaboration @ TechEd 2011 in Las Vegas, Madrid, Bangalore and Beijing!, I will now try to convince you to also join 2 ASUG  sessions.

When you take a look at the TechEd LV agenda, it’s quite obvious that SAP will use this year’s TechEd to bring the new SAP Portal 7.3 closer to its customers and users. Nothing wrong with that, but what about the users / developers / administrators who have to deal with the “old” version? That’s were ASUG sessions can help: clients speaking about their experience with currently available versions (== the product you are using).
For the SAP Portal, this year brings us only 2 ASUG sessions*:

  • PMC231: SAP NetWeaver Portal as a Launch Pad for Mobile Applications (Wed, 3:15pm)
  • PMC227: The New Signature Design in SAP NetWeaver Portal EhP 2 (Thu, 3:15pm)


*I hope you like how I am writing PowerPoint presentations as I wrote the PPTs for both sessions.

PMC227: The New Signature Design in SAP NetWeaver Portal EhP 2

I will be the speaker for PMC227. Looking at last year’s TechEd and the activities from SAP regarding Portal 7.3, I wondered why EHP2 isn’t really a topic at conferences. When you think about upgrading your Portal 7.00, EHP2 naturally will be considered. It also features the new signature design. In this session I will briefly show the new signature design that comes with SAP Portal 7.02, how you can start using it, how it depends on the Ajax Framework Page and how you can customize it. The customization part will take the biggest part of the session, as you can have 2 alternatives:

  1. Signature design configuration
  2. Scratch implementation

I will close the session in giving some guidelines how you can upgrade to EHP2 and how EHP2 can help you to later upgrade to Portal 7.3. Compared to the upgrade process involved when going for Portal 7.3, EHP2 is “only” a EHP that needs to be installed. I’m interested to know if users opted to use EHP2 because of the new design or if they plan to go directly to Portal 7.3.

PMC231: SAP NetWeaver Portal as a Launch Pad for Mobile Applications

Session PMC231 is about a project where I was involved as the technical architect. If you are interested in knowing how to mobilize light weighted applications and the important role the SAP Portal can play, this is the session you have to join. Fabio will present a use case from Petrobras (I may join as an official unofficial co-speaker).  After evaluating several possible solutions, Petrobras opted to use the SAP Portal as a launch pad for mobile applications: web based, always online applications based on HTML, jQuery, RFCs, using the SAP Portal as a single point to manage the backend and user access. Besides giving an overview of the application and how it was developed, the session will also cover the configuration done on the portal to support mobile access.

Expert Network Session

I will also give a Expert Networking Sessions (TechEd Las Vegas: Mobility by SAP Portal (Expert Networking Session)) on Tuesday, 4:30 P.M.,  Lounge 5. The mobile application presented there will run on SAP Portal 7.0x.

As the important part of TechEd is to connect:

When you want to talk to me personally, exchange some ideas, just approach me. I’ll be wearing an SAP Mentor shirt with the # 222 on it and my twitter handle is @tobiashofmann.

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      two great ASUG sessions!  Many of us won't be on the 7.3 portal for a while.

      See you in Las Vegas!

      Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann
      Tobias Hofmann
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      Thanks to ASUG for accepting my sessions. I really like ASUG sessions because you can see how customers are actually using the products, where SAP sessions show you how SAP wants you to use them. (and sometimes this is means: conflict)

      I'm really eager to know how many attendees will go for 7.3 or will stay with 7.0x for the next year(s).