The month of November was again a very busy one for the SAP NetWeaver Portal team. There was SAP TechEd in Madrid and Bangalore and two events in Walldorf and Israel. This news blog is a combined edition for the months of November and December 2012.
- Impressions from SAP TechEd Madrid and Bangalore
- Events in Walldorf and Raanana
- Tweetchat on “SAP Portal Content Management”
- Cloud Portal News
- New Portal Movies on YouTube
- Blogs from the Portal Community
The SAP NetWeaver Portal team wishes you a happy holiday season and you will hear from us in 2013 with the next edition of the Portal news blog.
Impressions from SAP TechEd Madrid and Bangalore
SAP TechEd in Madrid was – similar to Las Vegas – a very busy event for the Portal team. 48 sessions were given: lectures, hands-ons, networking sessions and Q&As. We had 3 very successful customer presentations across the SAP TechEd and SAPPHIRE pavilions: Adidas, Deutsche Telekom and Vestas showcased successful implementations and business use of SAP NetWeaver Portal.
The Portal lectures and sessions were again fully booked (the same as in Las Vegas) and we were very happy to see again the great interest for the current SAP NetWeaver Portal version (7.3) and also for our new solution in the Portal portfolio: SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal. Also in Madrid we observed a strong interest in mobility and the mobile capabilities in SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 SP8 with mobile enhancements (e.g. supporting tablet / SmartPhone) and Enterprise Workspaces 1.1 SP3 (with Mobile Homepage).
And another highlight of SAP TechEd Madrid: the Portal Twitter account @Portal_SAP was among the SAP TechEd top tweeters: https://twitter.com/sapteched/status/269087528693428224.
At SAP TechEd Bangalore our team was mainly represented by Portal Solution Manager Ohad Levy. Watch this interview with Ohad Levy explaining the Portal portfolio, innovations and future development: http://www.sapvirtualevents.com/teched/sessiondetails.aspx?sId=4155.
Here some impressions in pictures from the Madrid event:
Partner Test Walldorf
On Monday November 26 we kicked off a 3 day partner test event in WDF with 22 partners spending the 3 days learning about the portal portfolio’s solutions and latest innovations while testing it thoroughly.
Several in-depths test were conducted across the main portal themes and solutions like Portal on Device, Mobile Home Page, People Explorer, Cloud Portal.
During the days we collected direct and very valuable feedback from the partners which we plan to leverage during our planning and review phases. Thanks very much again to all partners (+ one SAP Mentor) who spent the 3 days with us and provided us with valuable feedback.
Portal Mobility and Cloud Innovation event in Raanana
Also on Monday November 26, the portal team in Raanana hosted 35 partners and customers for a full day of briefings focused on latest portal innovations around mobility and cloud. The day started with lectures about the portal roadmap and the latest portfolio innovations around portal on device, mobile enterprise workspaces and cloud portal. Key representatives from the development teams co-presented the sessions. The 2nd half of this day was focused on hands-on experience with 3 pods each staffed with both product and development experts to showcase our innovations and engage in discussions with the partners and customers.
Next Portal Tweetchat
It is time for the next SAP Portal tweetchat. This time we have the topic “SAP NetWeaver Portal Content Management Offering”. In this tweetchat you will get detailed information on the Content Management offering of SAP NetWeaver Portal. The focus of the chat is set on the new SAP Portal Content Management by OpenText which is a best-of-breed document management and collaboration solution which also supports web content management capabilities. It is deeply integrated into the SAP Portal, allows mobile consumption, features social collaboration, and helps to create beautiful-looking, content-rich websites based on the robust framework of SAP Portal. You can also ask questions on our long-time offerings like Web Page Composer and Knowledge Management.
Please join us on December 13 from 17:00-18:00 P.M. CET using the #SAPPortalchat hashtag. We are really looking forward to talking to you directly on Twitter.
SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal Packages are now available at SAP Store
Two new packages of SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal are introduced and currently available for purchasing via SAP Store – Team and Department Sites. Team Sites package is aimed for managing content, sharing events and news, sharing documents in a productive manner for a group of users within a central portal site. With the Department Sites package you can achieve the same scenario with a larger scale of user base and unstructured storage.
SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal End of Year Challenge – The Beauty and the Geek
We invite you to take part in the Cloud Portal end of year challenge and build your unique cloud portal site, using your own trial account. For more information: see this blog by Ifat Shwartz.
Since the announcement of the general availability of Cloud Portal hundreds of users have played with the free trial and started sharing with the community their endeavors. We can already start to see some patterns in some sweet spots of shared interest – and in his blog Ohad Yassin points at some of these cases.
NEW Portal Movies on YouTube
Watch our latest movies on YouTube:
- Join the SAP NetWeaver Portal team’s journey at SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2012
- Portal Portfolio Movie: This movie shows the integrated SAP NetWeaver Portal portfolio of solutions and how you can leverage it to overcome your business challenges.
Read New Blogs from the Portal Community
These blogs are all created from members of the Portal development team.
Yotam is one of the client-side Portal developers who implemented the new mobile framework page. The SAP NetWeaver Portal mobile framework pages give you the ability to create dynamic actions for your applications, and add them to the framework action bar. The action bar button is located on the right-hand side of the framework header; clicking on it shows us the available action items. In this blog Yotam will show you how to create dynamic actions from within your portal applications, and add them to the action bar for both the smartphone and tablet framework pages.
In this blog, Eyal will explain how native applications can be integrated in the standard portal navigation, so they are exposed to portal users in their daily work.
In this blog Doron will describe how to write a simple mobile Portal application that consumes data from an RFC. The application retrieves a list of employees, and enables to show each employee’s data.
Dvir Cooper: Creating An Application for the Extended Toolbox
In the mobile framework of portal on device, there is a feature for tablet devices (only), which is a second level toolbox, named Toolbox Extended. The extended toolbox is designed for applications that show the user a list of data or executable items. These applications can be implemented very easily and quickly, using the JSONList API that was implemented by the Portal team