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Day1: Highlights- key topics covered along with SAP Gateway for Microsoft at SAPPHIRENOW, ORLANDO

Wanted to get highlights of DAY1 at SAPPHIRENOW, ORLANDO? Wanted to learn about the key topics that were covered today? Wanted to stay tune with sessions and exciting solutions that were presented today by SAP & Microsoft together at SAPPHIRENOW booth#700?

We are very happy to share today’s highlights of events and sessions of SAPGateway for Microsoft at SAPPHIRENOW. /wp-content/uploads/2014/06/10447160_10152482799384528_7027331133298426992_n_466856.jpg

1. Big gathering to register for SAPPHIRENOW, Orlando!

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2. Key Notes: First day of SAPPHIRENOW started with keynote by Bill McDermott. Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board SAP. He highlighted  “Simplify everything and Do anything”. He emphasized the strategy of discovering the future business of SAP by simplifying everything. SAP Gateway for Microsoft exactly fits into this strategy of simplifying and enabling business users to unlock the SAP data from a user friendly Microsoft environment.  He also announced that SAP customers can get the SAP Fiori productivity apps for free. Now , customers can enjoy and stay connected with business data always. They can extend the SAP Fiori services to Microsoft applications such as Microsoft Outlook powered

by SAP Gateway for Microsoft.

3.Use business applications with better experience: Keynote by Steve Lucas, EVP / GM Global Database / Technology, highlighted about SAP’s database and technology strategy that is focused on providing customers with simple and better experience of using business applications. photo 3 (5).JPG

4.SAP Press Conference with Global Managing Board : Following the Keynote session, press release of SAPPHIRENOW 2014 took place. It was a very interactive session with executives of SAP explaining about SAP’s strategy and future business plans.6-3-2014 8-31-43 PM.jpg

5.Unlock your data!! using next generation solutions powered by combining the worlds of SAP & Microsoft:

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Today’s topics:

  • How Microsoft Runs Better on SAP
  • Power BI connectivity for SAP BI
  • Top 10 reasons to consider the Microsoft Data Platform for SAP
  • The GodFather- SAP deployed on Microsoft Azure infrastructure
  • Session ID#14951Enhance Your Familiar Microsoft Environment with Access to Trusted Data Across the Enterprise
  • Session ID#16411 Interoperability of SAP and Microsoft climbing new heights


6.Session ID#14951 & #16411: More registrations for the session and fully engaged audience for the session.  Session highlighted on how SAP and Microsoft are innovating together to provide the next generation of interoperability solutions,allowing users to be more productive and leveraging enterprise IT investments. Key speakers for this session were Vivek Malhotra from Microsoft and Co-speakers were Justin Martinson (Microsoft) along with our product expert of SAP Gateway for Microsoft, Jenny Lundberg.They showcased how users can easily access, visualize and analyze  SAP data from user friendly Microsoft environment.

Customers got hands on experience of joint solutions built by SAP and Microsoft.  Product demos of SAP Gateway for Microsoft were showcased to the audience. /wp-content/uploads/2014/06/10426552_10152482857489528_5915122599951023940_n_466868.jpg

7.Great traffic at booth#700: Mass crowd assembled at the booth to understand and learn about the interoperability solutions of SAP & Microsoft. Customers interacted with product experts from SAP & Microsoft. Customers were excited to see how they could easily access the SAP data via Microsoft applications in a secured, reliable way powered by SAP Gateway for Microsoft. Attendees learnt about how SAP Gateway for Microsoft addresses IT professionals, business user and developers needs. Most importantly, customers were eager to learn about  the SAP integration with Microsoft Office 365.

8.More Fun!! Winner of the 2014 SAP Microsoft Unite Partner Connection Customer Impact and Value Award! Announced today booth#700 at SAPPHIRENOW!!

The Next View won the Unite Partner Connection Customer Impact and Value today at Sapphire. They delivered an innovative solution together with Cordis solution leveraging Duet Enterprise and SAP Fiori mobile solutions. The solution is developed for a Dutch bank. This solution radically simplifies the way managers and employees are supported with administrative tasks. It resulted in a decrease in half of the administrative costs and lead-time, as well as a decrease in the indirect costs. Jenny Lundberg, our product manager of SAP Gateway for Microsoft congratulated the winner of SAP Microsoft Unite Partner Connection Customer Impact and Value award.

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9.Enjoy a night on the clouds of SAP&Microsoft at SAPPHIRENOW- after-party!

After the busy day, SAP & Microsoft organized a party to offer more opportunity to engage and have fun!! Mycle Wastman performed live at the party! More live performances were organized at the event!.

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10. Discover exciting sessions planned for you tomorrow! Get ready !! Customize your agenda for June 4th!!

More Excitements waiting for you tomorrow, with amazing partner solutions powered by SAP Gateway for Microsoft!!

June 4th
12:30-12:50 PM

Demo Theater Session

Do Business Anywhere with
the Latest Solutions for the Mobile Workforce

Session ID: PC14955

See what SAP and Microsoft are working on to help employees on the go work smarter and stay connected with devices powered by Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Discover how to manage, secure, and connect these devices to business and collaboration services that can run on premise and in the cloud Juergen Grebe (MSFT)
June 4th
12:30-12:50 PM

Partner Theater Sessions

Run SAP Software, Databases, Platforms, and Workloads on Microsoft Azure

Session ID: PC14952

Microsoft presents how Microsoft Azure can
empower customers and partners to run their SAP applications better. Learn  how to use SAP software and technology, such as the SAP Business One application, SAP Business Suite software, and the SAP HANA platform, in a cost-effective way with minimal infrastructure, all in Microsoft Azure Cloud.
Louis Scott De Martinville  (MSFT)

Juergen Thomas (MSFT)

June 4th
1:30-1:50 PM

Partner Theater Sessions

Enhance Your Familiar Microsoft Environment with Access to Trusted Data Across the Enterprise

Session ID: PC14950

See how SAP and Microsoft are innovating together to provide the next generation of interoperability solutions, allowing users to be more productive and leveraging enterprise IT investments. Learn about solutions that enable access to visualize and analyze SAP data through familiar Microsoft Office tools and across devices for business anywhere.

Vivek Malhotra (MSFT)

Mario Mendiola- (MSFT)

Jenny Lundberg (SAP)

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