Welcome to the October and November edition of the SAP Portal News Blog 2013. Read our SAP TechEd recap and all the news around our product portfolio:

  • SAP TechEd Impressions
  • HANA Cloud Portal
  • Mobile Portal
  • SAP Portal Deployment Options
  • New Blog Series “Creating Sites”
  • New Training openSAP
  • Announcements
  • Blogs from the Portal Community

SAP TechEd 2013: Impressions and Recap

SAP TechEd period was again a very busy time for the SAP Portal team. This year we sent 9 people to Las Vegas and 7 people to Amsterdam, ready to deliver a full set of educational sessions on the SAP Portal and HANA Cloud Portal product portfolio.

First day of TechEd Las Vegas started with Vishal’s Keynote in which the new solution SAP HANA® Cloud Platform, extension package for SuccessFactors was highlighted (section starts at 49:50 in the recording). The demo part showed how HANA Cloud Portal, as part of the HANA Cloud Platform, is used to deliver and manage extensions on top of the platform. For more information on the extension package for SuccessFactors, see section “HANA Cloud Portal” in this blog.

The teams in Las Vegas and Amsterdam had a busy schedule: in between customer and partner meetings, the team delivered about 70 sessions and presented demos at different demo pods as well as at the mini code jam area in Las Vegas.

Read also the recaps:

Las Vegas (October 22-25):

First Day Recap (Vishal’s keynote with two announcements closely related to the portal team), Second Day Recap and Third Day Recap.

Amsterdam (November 5-8):

….and one recap with the poetic title “My Head and My Apps are in the Cloud” by Ifat Shwartz

The Las Vegas team having a rest after a long day:

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Hands-On Session “Mobile Portal in Action” in Amsterdam with David Kviti:

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SAP Portal Product Manager Thomas Hensel giving a networking session in Amsterdam:

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Cloud Portal News

SAP HANA Cloud Platforum, Extension Package for SuccessFactors
SAP and SuccessFactors, an SAP company, announced on October 10 the availability of the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform, extension package for SuccessFactors, making it easier for customers, partners and developers to extend deployments and build entirely new applications. SAP HANA Cloud Portal works in this scenario as the enabler for the extensions. For more information, watch this video:

The extension package for SuccessFactors makes it quick and easy for companies to adapt and integrate SuccessFactors cloud applications to their existing business processes, thus helping them maintain competitive advantage, engage their workforce and improve their bottom line. Read also this blog by Amir Blich to understand how HANA Cloud Portal is connected in this new solution. 

Cloud Portal Developer Guide
A new version of the Cloud Portal Developer Guide is available.

SAP HANA Cloud Portal on Smartphone

Starting from the October release, SAP Hana Cloud Portal supports consuming sites from smartphones (starting from the iPhone). More in this blog by Ben Aflalo.

We also produced this new movie on SAP HANA Cloud Portal on Smartphone:

Mobile Portal
The new version of the SAP NetWeaver Portal, mobile edition  (a.k.a “mobile portal”) is now available for customers. It provides end users with a superior mobile experience, a mobile application gallery, an enhanced personalization capabilities and integration with the customer’s Mobile Device Management systems. All, fully integrated with SAP Fiori applications.

The mobile application gallery enables IT to create a role based “catalog” of mobile apps that users can access, discover and select relevant apps from. It provides a superior user experience and a native-like user interaction pattern. For more information, see in this blog by Aviad Rivlin.
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SAP Portal and HANA Cloud Portal Deployment Options

Over the past years, the portfolio of SAP’s portal products has evolved from the single SAP NetWeaver Portal to include several additional options: (1) The SAP HANA Cloud Portal, (2) a managed Portal based on the HANA Enterprise Cloud, hosted by SAP (HEC) and (3) a virtualized portal based on the SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL). Read this new White Paper by Yariv Zur describing the various deployment options for an SAP based Portal and providing a guideline for choosing the right one for a specific business project.

 

New Blog Series “Creating Sites with SAP NW Portal”

We would like to introduce to you a new blogger on SCN from the Portal Product management team: Sibylle Brehm started on SCN a new series of blogs on “Creating Sites with SAP NetWeaver Portal“. Sibylle has a lot of experience on the integration of SAP Portal Content and Site Management of OpenText with SAP NetWeaver Portal, on the benefits of using these add-ons to the portal, on configuration and administration. It is her experience that she would like to share with you in her blog series.

Trainings and Webinars

Join the openSAP training Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform. It started already on October 28 and it will take 6 weeks. You can still register for the training. This course will introduce you to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and show you how to take advantage of the various services it provides. Besides the fundamentals of the platform (e.g. persistency, connectivity, security) this course is also highlighting SAP HANA Cloud Portal for creating attractive user experiences and business-driven web sites – for consumption on desktop and mobile devices. For more information, see this blog by Thomas Hensel.

Announcements

We are very pleased to inform you that SAP Portal Product Manager Aviad Rivlin was announced as a SAP Mentor for 2013. Aviad is working as Product Manager for the SAP Portal product management team. He’s also a driving force behind the new “Mobile Portal” product. Aviad is an expert on UI technologies and mobility. More information on the announcement of this year’s SAP mentors in this blog

Blogs from the Portal Community

We recommend reading the following blogs:

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