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It is time for the Portal news for the month of November. Many new developments and interesting announcements can be reported this month.

In this edition we have the following news:

  • a short summary from TechEd Madrid
  • the announcement of the availability of the trail version for SAP NetWeaver Portal, enterprise workspaces
  • information on “Portal on Demand” project
  • information on “Portal on Device” project
  • an announcement of the new Portal product “SAP Portal Content Management By Open Text”

Wrap-Up SAP TechEd Madrid

There was again – as in Vegas and Bangalore – high interest in the Portal lectures, hands-on sessions and live expert sessions. The pods were very crowded with a lecture-like atmosphere and lively interactive discussions:

There was also a strong interest in the new innovative areas such as “Portal on Device” or “Portal on Demand”. We also had very good talks with customers at our networking sessions.
And we would like to thank the SAP Mentors Tobias Hofmann and Robert Briese for their support at various sessions.

And by the way: Madrid was also a wonderful place to spend the weekend after TechEd…

Trial Version for SAP NetWeaver Portal, Enterprise Workspaces Available

Have you ever longed for using our new Portal add-on “enterprise workspaces” in a free trial version? This is possible now! You can download the software from the download area on SDN.
For more information on the trial version: see the SDN wiki page News on Enterprise Workspaces.
Downloading the trial version provides a fully functional version of the product for a trial period of 90 days. And it is for free.
For more information on Enterprise Workspaces see also the product page on SDN: SAP NetWeaver Portal, enterprise workspaces.

Portal on Demand: Participate in the Beta Program

On Demand Portal is a project code name for a cloud-based solution that enables business users to quickly and easily create sites. On Demand Portal is based on SAP Cloud Platform for Java-based applications and SAP HANA. This solution provides out-of-the-box secure and accelerated integration with customers’ on-premise system, allowing for content reuse. SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA – together with SAP Gateway – provide the means for developing new innovative applications that are deployed to the cloud and easily embedded into the sites.

The solution is planned to be available for private Beta evaluation in Q1 2012. Release is planned for mid-2012.

Note: We are inviting interested customers to join a pre-release beta version for the SAP Portal On Demand new solution, to evaluate, learn and discuss business scenarios, product usability and new features. By participating in the beta program you will get to learn about the new Portal On Demand offering, influence future development of the product, and most important sharing your experience.
For more information see this wiki page on SDN SAP Portal on Demand.

Sneak Preview “Portal on Device 2012”

And there is another new project we are working on to bring SAP NetWeaver Portal to the next level of innovation: “Portal on Device”, which will make SAP NetWeaver Portal accessible on mobile devices. An official release of this exiting new Portal capability is planned for 2012. But already now you can get an impression of what you can expect.
A software package and a related document are available for you. You can use both as an example to check how to implement portal on device. In this way you can see a preview of the new developments coming out-of-the-box in a future version of SAP NetWeaver Portal.

The software package is available on the Code Exchange area of SDN. The following guide accompanies the software package “SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3: Introduction to Portal on Device”. This guide explains the “Portal on Device” concept and enables you to create your own portal on device implementation.

See also the following SDN wiki page on “Portal on Device”:  http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/EP/SAP+NetWeaver+Portal+on+Device

New: SAP Portal Content Management By OpenText

In a move that makes it easier for customers to manage documents and website content within the SAP NetWeaver Portal component, SAP has expanded its relationship with OpenText, a leader in enterprise content management.
The agreement adds two new applications to SAP NetWeaver Portal, which were developed by SAP together with OpenText: the SAP Portal Content Management application by OpenText, an enterprise solution for managing document-related content; and the SAP Portal Site Management application by OpenText, a solution helping a broad number of users easily manage Web content.

Read also the official SAP press release. More information on that topic will be available soon on SDN.

Blogs

And some new Portal blogs you should not miss to read:

Portal on Device – why it makes so much sense

XMPP chat in the SAP Portal

NetWeaver Portal Content Administration: Basics for All Administrators

Posting to the SAP Portal forums

For SAP NetWeaver Portal news check also regulary our Twitter channel: http://twitter.com/#!/PORTAL_SAP.

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