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

  • Cloud Portal News (Gartner note, webinar series, customer feedback program, cloud portal challenge summary, blog series, new overview presentation)
  • New Portal Roadmap
  • The Future of the Portal
  • Blogs from the Community

Cloud Portal

New Gartner Note; SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal is Frontend for SAP Innovation
On January 28th, research company Gartner released a research note focused on our new cloud-based solution SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal. In this highly positive report, Gartner states that SAP’s latest cloud offering is innovative, should play a role in every customer’s portal strategy, and will “play an important role in the transition to the cloud and HANA.”

According to Gartner, SAP’s NetWeaver Cloud portal will help organizations meet the next wave of portal demands. SAP customers should use SAP NetWeaver Cloud portal in order to unify and improve user experience (UX) and as a proving ground for new portal standards and mobile scenarios. Gartner further states that “NetWeaver Cloud Portal is also paving a path toward emerging cloud,” and that “Essentially, NetWeaver Cloud Portal gives SAP a lean offering to complement its more established, sophisticated, and complex NetWeaver Portal.”

New Cloud Portal Webinar Series

In a series of five webinars you will learn how to build usable, scalable sites in 15 minutes or less with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal and much more.

Join us for these 45-minute interactive webinars:

  • View live demos and discover best practices for creating, branding and publishing websites
  • Learn how to create a marketing site integrated with social media, feeds, blogs, documents, videos and event registration
  • Discuss how to easily share and manage documents, training materials and other assets

For registration follow this link.

Here a list of the webinar topics and the dates:

Top 5 Reasons to Start Using SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal Today (February 28)

Find out about the latest cloud-based innovation from SAP that allows you build usable, scalable sites integrated with SAP and non-SAP content in 15 minutes or less. Need to launch a new product? Set up an event? Learn how you can create a marketing site for your customers and sales reps, integrated with social media, feeds and blogs, documents, videos and event registration.

Build Service and Support Portals with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal (March 28)
Do you need to make your call centers more efficient? Learn about customer support sites built with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal and find out how to get a competitive edge with Business by Design.

Deliver Actionable Information to Executives with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal (April 25)

See how you can easily create executive dashboards with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal in 15 minutes or less. Integrated with reports, Excel views and newsfeeds, these dashboards deliver critical information to business users quickly and securely, on a mobile device.

Manage Content with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal (May 23)

Need to transfer knowledge from product teams to sales, marketing, partners, suppliers and others? Find out how you can easily share and manage documents, training materials and other assets with the content management capabilities of SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal.

Bring HR Information to Your Employees with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal (June 20)

Need an easy and user-friendly way to bring HR information to your employees? See how you can set up an HR platform with SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal. Learn how you can bring benefit information from the SAP on-premise systems and make it available to employees through visually appealing sites, secure and optimized for mobile.

New Cloud Portal Customer Program

We announce our new Customer Feedback Program for 2013 that is currently being initiated. In this program, we aim to hold joint feedback sessions with customers, partners, consultants and SAP Mentors for collecting feedback and requirements for the ongoing SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal deliveries.

By participating in the Customer Feedback Program you get the opportunity to influence future development of the product, provide feedback on design topics directly to the product and development teams and in addition share ideas, solutions and best practices within an ecosystem of similar SAP customers and partners.

If you are interested in joining this program, you are invited to contact directly Ifat Shwartz, Product Manager for Cloud Portal.

Cloud Portal Challenge Summary
We are very excited to conclude our first challenge initiated on November 2012. We have reached by now 1K trial users who are actively working with cloud portal, hundreds of web sites created and published, bundled packages were introduced for purchase in SAP Store and several unique demo sites were created especially for this challenge using our service.

For more information read this blog. Included is also a short clip we’ve created to capture the great demo sites built for this challenge.

Cloud Portal Blog Series

There are new blogs which were added to the Cloud Portal blog series. Always check the blog Tech Tips and Tutorials for SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal which serves as the entry point to the blog series.

New Cloud Portal Overview Presentation

Check out this new overview presentation for Cloud Portal.

New Portal Roadmap Presentation

A new Portal roadmap is available including a general description of the portfolio as well as the roadmap for SAP NetWeaver Portal (on premise) and SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal (on demand). You can access it via Service Marketplace (SMP user necessary): > Product and solution road maps > Database & Technology > NetWeaver Foundation.

The Future of the Portal

Imagine a person we want to call  “Alex” who is working as a modern information worker. He lives in a big-data environment where there is much more available content than can be consumed, most of which he is not even aware of. Moreover, this content is not static, it changes all the time by people and processes. Alex sees himself as an amazingly complex individual with unique content requirements that also change constantly depending on tasks, meetings and goals that alter with time. Alex needs an extremely smart and extremely simple way to get the right content at the right time.

For persons like “Alex” our new project “Magnet” is made. Read this vision by Ben Aflalo and sneak a peak of the future of the Portal as we see it the SAP NetWeaver Portal team.

And participate in the Magnet advisory council supporting the development of the future portal. This is a unique opportunity to influence a major product on the SAP Hana platform.

Blogs from the Portal Community

Pictograms – Use Your Custom Pictures by Ido Fishler.

Ido describes how you can control the Pictogram repository and add custom images, using the WRR (Web Resource Repository).

Creating Dynamic Actions for Your Mobile Framework Page Application by Yotam Kadishay.

Yotam is one of the client-side developers who implemented the new mobile framework page. In his blog he shows 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.


Undeploy a Java application (part 1) and Undeploy a Java application (part 2) by Tobias Hofmann

In his two blogs Tobias answers the question how you can undeploy a WDJ/SCA/EAR app without SDM, the tool for managing applications which is no longer available for SAP NetWeaver 7.3.

Using JAM widgets in SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal by Tamir Erez

In this blog post Tamir discusses the use of SAP JAM widgets in SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal.

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    1. Vera Gutbrod Post author

      Ok, corrected by me. The URL of the Cloud space was changed recently, to the URL of the blogs also changed. I thought that redirect would be possible on SCN on that case.




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