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SAP NetWeaver Portal News: January 2013

Welcome to the first edition of the SAP NetWeaver Portal News Blog in January 2013. This month we have prepared the following topics:

  • New SAP NetWeaver Portal LinkedIn Group
  • How Can SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal and Mobile Enablement support Governments?
  • Cloud Blog Series
  • How to Develop a Mobile Portal Application?
  • Enterprise Workspaces Blog Series
  • Portal Theming and Branding: New Presentation
  • Events: DSAG Technology Days February 2013 in Mannheim

  • Blogs From the Portal Community

New LinkedIn Portal Group

We have now an official SAP branded SAP NetWeaver Portal LinkedIn group. This group already exists since October 2008 und has more than 2000 members. Recently it became the official LinkedIn Community Group for SAP NetWeaver Portal, as the ownership and the community management of the group was taken over by the Portal Product Management team.
Join the group and become a member.

We will mainly use this group to give you latest updates on our Portal portfolio, about events, news and educational content. And we would like to discuss with you about the product.  As a member of this group, you can use it to ask questions, share your expertise, start and comment on discussions and build your reputation and professional network. We are looking forward to your participation in the LinkedIn group of SAP NetWeaver Portal and meeting you there.

How Can SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal and Mobile Enablement Support Governments?

Not that long ago voice and face to face communication were the primary channels for citizens to interact with their government, now you see Web, Mobile and Social channels growing rapidly at the expense of the more traditional channels. Citizens are also demanding better and more convenient service utilizing these newer channels.

In some parts of the world mobile is already the primary interface for citizens to access the Web, while for many citizens globally mobile access is the only method that citizens have for accessing the Web.

Read this blog by Paul O’Sullivan from SAP Public Sector “How can SAP and the cloud help Government’s with their channel shift to web, social and mobile?” describing how SAP solutions and products can support governments. In the coming weeks Paul will publish a series of blogs and he will also talk about SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal and how it can be used by governments as a low TCO cloud based portal offering with mobile consumption options.

He will also explain how SAP Portal mobile enablement will enable governments to build a single SAP Portal that can be consumed on different devices.  This will enable them to accelerate productivity and collaboration by extending the reach of their portal content, applications, and documents to employees and citizens – on multiple mobile devices, anywhere. 

You will be informed about the Paul’s blogs in the next editions of the Portal Newsletter blog.

Cloud Blog Series

The developers of the Cloud Portal team will share with you a series of blogs on technical aspects of Cloud Portal. You can read the introduction blog of the series: Tech Tips and Tutorials for SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal, which you can use as the entry point for the complete series. It will be updated each time a new piece of information is published on SCN.

As an appetizer have a look at these 2 blogs which were already published recently:


How to Develop a Mobile Portal Application?

Since the release of SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 Service Pack 8 with the smartphone and tablet framework pages, the enhanced mobile workspaces and mobile homepage offering, we were asked very about the best approach to develop the mobile applications that will be hosted in the Mobile Portal. In this blog Aviad Rivlin tries to answer this question and guides you through the different available approaches: SAP NetWeaver Portal Mobile Application Development.

And you will soon come to recognize the advantages of the mobile enablement – whatever mobile technology approach you take – native or web – SAP Portal can handle both.


Enterprise Workspaces Blog Series

The development team of Enterprise Workspaces started a blog series on the technical aspects of enterprise workspaces to show the benefits and the ease of use and maintenance. Read the first blog of the series: A Deep Dive into Enterprise Workspaces. This blog is updated each time a new post is added, so you can use it as the entry point for the complete series.

Meanwhile lots of interesting blogs were published on SCN and there are more to come. You can find information on how to create a module template from an iView, how to develop a basic enterprise workspace module, how to develop a custom content provider, there are blogs on the tablet experience of Enterprise Workspaces, the mobile homepage and much more.

For any question on the blog series, feel free to contact:

Portal Theming and Branding Presentation

Customizing the user interface (UI) of your SAP applications and the portal is getting more and more important, especially in external, customer-facing scenarios. Check out this new presentation to learn more about the various options for branding and customizing UI technologies from SAP according to your company’s corporate design. The presentation covers various UI technologies such as Web Dynpro, SAP NetWeaver Portal, and SAP NetWeaver Business Client. It also provides an outlook on the planned SAP theming infrastructure and tools for HTML5-based applications.

You can find the presentation on SCN or on Slideshare.

Events: DSAG Technology Days February 2013 Mannheim

In February the DSAG (German SAP User Group) technology days will take place from 26-27 February in Mannheim, Germany. The language of this event is German. At this event we will give an overview on the latest innovations of the SAP NetWeaver Portal portfolio: SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 (on premise), SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal and SAP Portal mobile enablement. We will show you in live demos how to access Portal content from different mobile devices and how you can expand your infrastructure by cloud-based portal services. We will also give you an outlook by outlining the different interesting scenarios in connection with SAP Hana. The Portal presentation is on the second day on February 27 at 5 pm CET, title (in German): SAP NetWeaver Portal – Innovationen für mobilen Zugriff, Cloud und HANA Szenarien.
Program and details, see here:

News from the Portal Community

Ibrahim Gunduz: Develop an iView Which Shows Portal Role Content. In this blog Ibrahim shares with the community his approach how to develop an iView which shows role content in SAP NetWeaver Portal.

Jens Drogi: HowTo run SAPUI5 on Portal 7.3 together with NWDI and NWDS. Since the current evaluation version of SAPUI5 (1.8.4) is still not running out of the box on SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 (SPS8) and it still takes time until it will come out of the box within the Portal, Jens and his friends Mirco Graf and Axel Jung tried to make SAPUI5 run on the Portal by finding their own solution. Read this blog for the instructions.


Andy Silvey: How to Set Up Portal on Device. Andy is explaining how you can mobilize your Portal on basis of SAP NetWeaver 7.31 SPS5 and SAP NetWeaver 7.3 SPS8.

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      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Vera,

      great blog, and, thank you for the mention 🙂

      All the best,