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This is our Portal news blog for the month of September. You will get informed about our latest news and developments including a TechEd Las Vegas wrap-up.

We hope we can provide you again with a lot of interesting material.

Wrap-up from TechEd Las Vegas

The Portal lectures, hands-on sessions, pods and live expert session were absolutely in full capability and we were very happy to hear the great feedback for the current SAP NetWeaver Portal version (7.3) and our plans for the future. Read SAP NetWeaver Portal & Enterprise Workspaces – My takeaways from TechEd Las-Vegas who summarizes his impressions from TechEd Las Vegas. We are looking forward to seeing you again in India and Madrid!

News on SAP NetWeaver Portal, Enterprise Workspaces

We are very proud to announce that SAP NetWeaver Portal, enterprise workspaces 1.1 now support SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3. For more information, read this blog: Enterprise Workspaces 1.1 Is Now Available for SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3.

As part of the new release of Enterprise Workspaces 1.1 we have introduced the “Shopping Cart” approach for content creation. So what does it mean? Read this blog for more information: “Shopping cart” approach for content creation with Enterprise Workspaces 1.1.

One of the coolest enhancements of Enterprise Workspaces 1.1 are the generic modules for content consumption from the SAP Business Intelligence (BI) and SAP BusinessObjects systems.  Read this blog for more information:
SAP NetWeaver Portal, enterprise workspaces 1.1 as a dashboarding tool for SAP BI and SAP BusinessObjects reports.


News on SAP NetWeaver 7.3

There is a new article on SAP NetWeaver 7.3 – Tuning Caches.
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how content consumption performance can be improved using the caches available in SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3. The article covers three caching aspects related to end user navigation flow. 

Read this new how-to guide: How to Automate Content Creation via XML (XML Content and Actions) (SAP NetWeaver 7.3 SPS04):
Learn how to use XML to automate the creation of portal content objects and the execution of actions in the Portal Content Directory (PCD). You can create mass content without the need to use the portal wizards and editors. In addition, advanced users can perform batch operations and make pinpoint modifications within a large content base.

It is now possible to discover the landscapes and systems maintained in the System Landscape Directory (SLD) automatically and to apply the configured properties to the systems in the Portal. Read this blog for more information Integrating SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 with a Central SLD 

And there is also a second blog on SLD integration. A new wizard is introduced in SAP NetWeaver 7.3 for selecting which system to be synched with and which parameters values to save in the Portal. The main advantage of the SLD integration is the ability to create a system in the Portal, based on the information maintained in the SLD, which will be synchronized with its equivalent system in the SLD. For more information read this blog on Importing SLD Systems to your SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3

Updates on SDN

You will find an updated structure in the Knowledge Center of the Portal and Collaboration SDN homepage (see left side of the Knowledge Center).
This new structure represents our new Portal product roadmap, highlights the new features of SAP NetWeaver 7.3  and also our new add-on products like Enterprise Workspaces.
Moreover there is also a new SDN page explaining the Portal capabilities from the view of end users, experts, administrators and developers.

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