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SAP Portal News Blog July-August 2013

Welcome to this edition of the SAP Portal News Blog. SAP TechEd season is approaching and already in this edition SAP TechEd is playing an important role. On top of this we will inform you about news on:

  • Cloud Portal
  • Mobile Portal
  • Portal Upgrade
  • Blogs from the Portal Community

SAP TechEd 2013

SAP Portal Sessions and Lectures

The SAP Portal team is ready for another exciting SAP TechEd season. We are looking forward to meet our customers and partners in Las Vegas, Amsterdam or Bangalore. We will offer a full set of educational sessions and hands-on exercises focusing on the SAP Portal portfolio:

  • SAP Portal Portfolio – Overview & Roadmap for Portal on Premise, SAP HANA Cloud Portal, Mobile Portal, and HANA UI Integration Services
  • SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.4 – What’s new and recommendations for upgrade
  • SAP NetWeaver Portal, Mobile Edition
  • SAP HANA Cloud Portal
  • Next generation content management in SAP NetWeaver Portal

You can find more information in this blog SAP Portal Team at SAP TechEd 2013: Some First Information.

Watch this movie and meet Amir Blich “Head of SAP Portal Go-to-Market team” who is giving you a short preview of SAP Portal’s planned activities at SAP TechEd:

SAP Portal Star Challenge for SAP TechEd
Following our last year’s very successful SAP Portal Star challenge, we would like to launch another challenge this year just prior to SAP TechEd 2013. We would like to invite you to share your SAP Portal experience and success in a recorded “blog”. How to do that? After accepting our invitation to join the 2013 #sapportalstars challenge, we will “hang-out” together about your topic by using the Google hangouts to share information, discussions and knowledge.

Just prior to SAP TechEd, we will produce a nice summary video of all of the participants talking about their product experiences. Everyone who is running a SAP Portal can participate – customers, partners, SAP Employees. Your participation should be completed by September 13th.

More information about the initiative and how to participate: see the blog SAP Portal Stars Strike Back by Aviad Rivlin and Launching Portal Hangouts by Amir Blich

We can already share with you our first SAP Portal Star hang-out for 2013 with Simon Kemp from PLAUT IT, Australia who – on top of his regular job – is a SAP mentor and very active in the SCN Portal community:

Vote in SAP Portal Poll

Imagine you would attend SAP TechEd 2013 – maybe you also plan to go there. Which Portal sessions and lectures would you plan to attend and what kind of topic would most attract your attention? Vote in this poll and give us your opinion.

Mobile Portal


In case you are working for a SAP partner company, you can register for the following partner webinar: Increase Users’ Productivity on-the-go with SAP NetWeaver Portal, mobile edition on August 27, 2013. You can register for this event here.

SAP HANA Cloud Portal


Some weeks ago we launched the new HR site named SAPlus that was implemented using SAP HANA Cloud Portal. SAPlus is a site of leisure and benefits for SAP employees and their families in Israel. It represents a great collaboration between HR and the Cloud Portal development team that jointly designed and created a website with an engaging user experience, providing unique editing capabilities for online content updates and archiving. With this solution in place, SAP employees in Israel will be able to register to local events, join sport activities, contribute to the community and more. More information in this blog by Ifat Shwartz.

SAP HANA Cloud Challenge 2013

The SAP HANA Cloud Portal team is excited to launch a new challenge for 2013. We invite you to take part in our latest contest: Design and build your unique custom-branded site using a great variety of tools and open standards.

During October 2013 we will announce the top sites coming out of this contest. The winners will be showcased at the SAP TechEd EMEA conference this year. SAP TechEd attendees will be invited to join the Cloud Portal team and have their sites presented at a Customer Showcase session. More information: see in this blog.

How to Connect HANA Cloud Portal to a Backend System

Read this blog written by Cloud Portal developer Tomer Gabbai on one of the most powerful capabilities of this product: easy integration with SAP back-end systems. In his blog Tomer explains how to create a connection between Cloud Portal and SAP CRM back-end system

SAP HANA Cloud Portal Partner Test: Recap
During June 11-13 we conducted a partner test workshop in Walldorf with a big group of 28 partners from various companies and countries representing different business areas. The partners tested our new cloud solution SAP HANA Cloud Portal and gave us their detailed feedback. Several of the partners already had EP experience and were looking for the opportunity to expand their practice knowledge and expertise to the cloud. The partners went through various hands-on sessions and free-style development sessions. All the sessions were conducted using the HANA Cloud Portal free trial. The 3 days concluded with a successful feedback session presented by the partners to the Cloud Portal management team. In the blog by Ifat Shwartz you find a detailed summary of the workshop. You can also read in another blog how Ted Castelijns (one of the partners) experienced the workshop.


Based on customer experience and our own SAP Portal experts, we have collected an exhaustive set of resources, guidelines, important information and known issues that can be helpful before, during and after an upgrade to SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3. Read this SCN document to get a better idea about the upgrade process.

In addition we recommend reading one of our most popular SCN blogs written by SAP Portal Product Manager Thomas Hensel, who describes in detail how to start a Portal project based on SAP NetWeaver 7.3.

Blogs from the Portal Community

We recommend reading the following helpful and valuable blogs from the SAP Portal and HANA Cloud Portal Community on SCN:

Thanks for your great contributions!

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