SAP with Windows 10 and Office 365 (Office 2016)
Like many organisations we are planning our laptop/desktop estate migration to Windows 10 and Office 2016, SAP is a very key system in our organisation so we gathered the list of SAP products and their supported patch level/service packs.
Hopefully this is useful for others….
- Office 365/Office 2016
= Supported as of SAP GUI 7.40 Patch Level 5
- Windows 10 OS
= Supported as of SAP GUI 7.40 Patch Level 4
- SAP and Internet Browser
SAP are basically saying they will support the latest browser (currently IE 11) on Windows 10 but with a caveat that a minimum SAP server SPS (support pack) is required at SAP server side. NOTE: They do not yet stipulate what this SPS level is.
- SAP Single Sign-on 2.0
= Supported as of SAP Single Sign on 2.0 Support Pack 6
NOTE: This should be upgraded on clients and each SAP server to keep them in sync.
- SAP GUI Deployment Server
= Supported as of 22.214.171.124 but bug fix in 126.96.36.199, at time of writing latest is 188.8.131.52
Happy upgrading everyone! 🙂
Thanks Rob. We're starting our move to Windows 10 and Office 2016, so you're linked resources proved helpful. Can I ask whether you deployed the Office 365 version of Office 2016, and if so, your experiences? We would like to but we're concerned that SAP support may be limited as we have a lot of Office integration across multiple SAP GUI and web technologies. The fallback will be to deploy the traditional MSI version.
Since the old post we have moved onto later builds of Window 10 and SAP GUI 7.50 / SSO 3.0 etc, the good news is that we haven't faced any compatibility issues once we made sure we were running software above those (now old) minimum versions of SAP software
We decided to use the click to run Office 365 version of Office 2016 - This was for two reasons
It is worth being aware that with C2R Office 365 you may be forced to wait for a MS KB hotfix to be rolled into an update, however with the MSI deployment you can be in control of these.
With the Office 365 you can put different user groups into different update channels, we prefer this may of managing different groups of users to evaluate newer releases before being pushed to the wider estate
In terms of SAP compatibility I am happy this is now stable and compatible
I think the best approach is to run a small pilot group and see how that goes, a good chance to try compatibility - it usually brings a few things out of the woodwork which you were not expecting 🙂
Good luck !
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