Here it all starts again – final review of the presentations, demo system fine tuning, networking session’s slides review and Fiori Café final preps. As in every year in the last 6-7 years (more or less, who’s counting…) last minute changes are inevitable. Who knows, maybe one day this will change 😉 .

This year was so exciting, one of the most exciting years in my SAP career (seriously!). SAP TechEd is always the pick of the year where the hard work of so many people is being revealed and presented to you – our customers. I am so grateful to present new innovations coming from our lab in Israel.

For years I am (more-or-less) known as the ‘Portal guys’ at TechEd, and this year was an exciting year for the SAP Portal. We have uplifted and renewed the SAP Portal experience with the Fiori UX – launchpad running on the SAP Portal (fiori farmework page), and the consumption of Fiori apps in the Portal, running side by side with existing (sometimes we call them ‘established’) UI technologies. We believe that this new capability will allow you – our customers, to get more from the SAP software you are already running in your landscape.

This year I am very happy to have onsite additional colleagues from the SAP Portal development team – Dana Sarfati and Nadav Nuri – you are encouraged to come and meet all of us in the Fiori Café area.

The new ‘kid on the block’ is the SAP Fiori, cloud edition (SFCE in short) – a new deployment option for SAP Fiori (launchpad and apps) running aaS on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP). Just few weeks ago at SAP TechEd Las-Vegas we announced the availability of SFCE in a control availability program. Please don’t be confused with the controlled availability term – this is very similar to a GA care program where we would like to closely monitor and support our innovative customers and ensure their successful implementation.

Few weeks passed and SAP IT are already live with SAP Fiori, cloud edition. I am happy to share with you a short video explaining how SAP IT is running SAP Fiori, cloud edition. Without additional writing, please watch this short video by Florian Heretsch and Julia Lakatos. Thanks both for making this happen!

If you would like to learn more about SFCE, you are welcome to visit us in the Fiori Café (where I will spend most of the time), join our hands-on session (UX260) with DJ Adams Vitaly Vainer Tom Van Doorslaer and myself, our overview lecture (UX203) given by myself and Julia Lakatos as a guest speaker, and finally, I highly recommend you to join Lee Mears and hear how Shell Runs Simple (and Successfully!) with SAP Fiori, Cloud Edition (UX214) – this is a must have session for anyone who is interesting in this new offering / technology.

The control availability program is now open – if you would like to join the program, contact me (Aviad Rivlin) onsite and I’ll make sure you have all the details.

Finaly, the SAP Fiori launchpad. I am sure that all of you have already heard about the Fiori launchpad (and if not, don’t miss this TechEd to learn more about it). The launchpad is getting more and more momentum with its different deployment options (ABAP FES, SAP Portal and HCP), and the renewal of the SAP Portal and the SAP Business Client experience with the launchpad experience. Don’t miss this TechEd to join the hands-on session (UX162), the presentations (UX106 and UX201) and the Fiori Café area where you can talk with Carola Steinmaier Marek Barwicki and myself on the existing and future plans for the launchpad.

I can’t complete this paragraph without Fiori 2.0 – come and hear all about it directly from Kai Richter in the Fiori Cafe area.

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Enjoy TechEd and don’t forget to enjoy beautiful Barcelona!

Aviad

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