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Welcome to the April Edition of the SAP Portal Newsletter blog. This time we have the following top stories for you:

  • Upcoming Events: SAPPHIRENOW and ASUG 2013
  • SAP HANA Cloud Portal News
  • SAP Portal, On Premise: New Features in SPS9: WPC and Portal Content
  • SAP Portal, Mobile Edition
  • Portal Implementation Competition: Call for Proposals
  • SAP Portal on Facebook
  • Blogs from the Portal Community

Upcoming Events: SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG 2013

In the upcoming ASUG event in Orlando (May 14 – 15) there will be various sessions on the SAP Portal portfolio. These are the main areas we will cover in our sessions:

1. General information on SAP Portal like roadmap, future directions, strategy, influence council, demos, release 7.3 etc.

2. Portal Mobile Experiences

3. SAP HANA Cloud Portal (formerly known as SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal)

4. HANA and HANA UI Services

5. Content Management

All in all we offer over 20 sessions which you can find in the session catalogue by selecting the presentation category “Portals” under the ASUG Annual Conference.

At SAPPHIRENOW you can meet our experts in the following campuses:

  • Database and Technology
  • Cloud
  • Mobile
  • Industries

Note: In case you would like to arrange a meeting with one of our experts at SAPPHIRENOW and/or ASUG conference, please contact us via sapportal@sap.com.

You can find more information in this blog which summarizes all Portal sessions. Read also this blog by Portal Product Manager Aviad Rivlin who wants to invite you to join him at this ASUG sessions and learn more about the latest innovations of the SAP NetWeaver Portal – Core, Mobile, In-Memory.

Cloud Portal

Cloud Portal Webinars: Still 2 Webinars To Run

You still have the chance to register for the 2 last webinars in the series of SAP HANA Cloud Portal webinar series,

  • 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.

You can register here.

Cloud Portal Partner Test: Places available

On June 11 we are hosting a 3-day free testing event in Walldorf, and we would like to invite SAP Partners to get their hands on SAP HANA Cloud Portal (formerly known as SAP NetWeaver Cloud Portal) latest innovations and experience the value it offers to organizations to meet the next level of portal demands. During this event, you would have the chance to experience the Cloud Portal offering and sharpen your skills. If you are an SAP partner, or know a partner that would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity, register here http://www.sappartneredge.com/BIT.

We have still some open places for the test event and you can still register.

Poll for Cloud Solutions:

Vote in this poll and let us know about your plans on Cloud solutions.

SAP Portal, On Premise: New Features in SPS9: WPC and Portal Content

Saar Dagan shares with you in his blog something new that started in SAP NetWeaver 7.3 SP09, 7.31 SP07 –  a  new WPC connection was created. Unlike the previous connection, the new connection supports not only areas but also pages. It means that you can directly connect a WPC page to a role. These new possibilities will really help users integrate WPC pages in more scenarios.

Moreover, with this new connection you can set both WPC pages and areas as portal entry points, enabling users to see WPC pages and areas in the first level of the navigation structure. For more information, read this blog by Gitit Sagiv.

Until now, end users could add iViews or pages to a personalized page from the Portal Content Directory. The end user had to know where the required objects were located in the PCD hierarchy to be able to add them to the personalized page. In addition, administrators had to maintain permissions for content they made available to end users add. Now a new ability has been added to portal page personalization. You can now see a new content area named “Role-Based Content”:
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This new feature was developed as part of the Customer Connection program. For more information, read this blog by Gitit Sagiv.

SAP Portal, Mobile Edition

IT organizations trying to enter the mobile world would do well to look to the portal technologies they already have in place for a good place to start their mobile initiative. For SAP NetWeaver Portal customers, taking advantage of the mobile edition of the solution means getting a solid start in mobilizing the IT landscape. On top of that, these customers can enjoy a low TCO since they’re leveraging an existing investment and require no new training. For customers who have yet to invest in SAP NetWeaver Portal, it isn’t too late to take advantage of the robust and scalable platform with its multi-channel entry point.

You want to read more on the mobile edition of SAP NetWeaver Portal ? Then read this article by SAP Portal Product Manager Aviad Rivlin in SAPINsider.

And have a look at this image you get an impression of the mobile experience with SAP Portal:

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Portal Implementations: Call for Proposal

Are you interested in award-winning portal user interface designs & guidelines? Would you like to share the lessons learned from your portal implementation project? Do you like to showcase your portal at SAP TechEd? Thomas Hensel, Portal Product Manager wants to support an initiative to search the best SAP Portal implementation for the Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) “Intranet Design Annual 2014: Year’s 10 Best Intranets”.

Whenever Thomas attended an SAP event or SAP user group conference the agenda highlights that excited him most were the customer showcases. These presentations surface the true innovation power of our portal customers who apply latest design thinking and usability concepts to greatly serve their clients around the world.

WHAT’S IN FOR YOU?
As a team of SAP Portal experts your company can demonstrate thought leadership and award-winning design in the portal and user experience domain.

The portal product team is highly interested in learning more about your project. We are planning to create delightful customer testimonial videos and promote the winners at SAP TechEd conferences to the portal community.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO?
You can submit your proposal for NN/g “Intranet Design Annual 2014: Year’s 10 Best Intranets” during May-June 2013 via http://www.nngroup.com/intranet-call-for-entries. The web site provides detailed instructions on the submission process. Winners will be announced by NN/g in January 2014.

More information in this blog by Thomas Hensel.

SAP Portal on Social Media

We would like to inform you that we created a new SAP Portal Fan Page on Facebook. Fan Pages are public: this means is that in order to see our SAP Portal Fan Page, you don’t have to login to Facebook or be our “friend” to have access to it — there’s no barrier there for you to see the page and its content.

In case you would like to visit this page, follow this link www.facebook.com/SAPPortal. And if you like our page –  you can show that by pressing the Like button. We are looking forward meeting you on Facebook.

On the fan page you will be informed about product news, events, releases, technical information, techncial product details. You can see images on Cloud Portal, Portal on premise and Mobile Portal, videos or you take part in a poll etc.

You can also interact with us:

  • share your ideas with us
  • give us your feedback
  • tell us what you always wanted to tell us
  • like our links and news and also comment on it
  • give feedback on our new products and ideas for future development

Blogs in the Portal Community
Integration of BOBJ with SAP Portal by Vinod Patil: Vinod describes how to integrate Portal 7.3 SP 7 with BOBJ Version: 4.0 SP 4 Patch 3 using below steps.

Portal framework page unavailable by Tobias Hofmann: In case you are a Portal administrator and get the message that the framework page is not available, you should read Tobias tips in this blog.

Bowser Document Mode – How to set the IE Compatibility View from server side by Dani Cohen. When using the SAP Portal with Internet Explorer browsers, in some cases the content is displayed poorly and functionality is impaired. This might be because the content in the Portal was designed for an earlier version of IE. For these cases Microsoft developed the compatibility view. In his blog Dani describes how to set the compatibility view, standard mode and quirks mode from server side.

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