If you are a frequent users of the Enterprise Portal or operate within a Portal Landscape in general then you will be most likely familiar with the notion of Upgrades. Often times in your discussions with SAP you will be advised to upgrade, implement a Patch Level Release or deploy a higher SP Version. You might ask yourself why is this so? At present we are at an important stage of Product Enhancement with newer functionalities being released to our customers frequently. The application and deployment of the latest Patches/SP’s & Product Versions is highly encouraged by SAP as they often provide a resolution into easily avoidable issues.
NW Roadmap & Browser Support
Historically NW versions have transitioned massively since their earlier arrival with 04 versioning all the way to the fresh NW 7.5 installations. Coincidentally 🙂 Web Browser Platforms have also been on somewhat of an evolutionary path. This has lead to several issues in the past which we can refer to as “Quirks/Standards” and we can leave that for another day.
This blog posting will highlight currently supported Web Browser Platforms and NW Versions.
Netweaver 2017 – What is supported?
I would like to remind you that at the end of 2017, EP 7.0X versions will no longer be supported, and therefore we suggest to upgrade to a higher version now and not wait till the last moment.
We suggest to upgrade to EP 7.5, which has the longest maintenance period, and moreover, you have many new features including the Fiori Framework Page and other features that are only available in the latest versions.
For more information please refer to the following blog:
I am interested in upgrading
This is recommended and if you want to gain further insight on the details you can use the following document:
This document includes all relevant information, and is an entry point for many other documents\blogs.
I’m curious about my NW Version & What Browser it Supports
The key source of reference here comes in the shape of the SAP PAM (Product Availability Matrix).
For all primary NW versions I have outlined the direct link below:
The PAM provides you insight into what Web Browser Platform supports which Product Version and vice-versa. This Information can be found through navigating through “Technical Release Information” and “Web Browser Platforms”.
An important point to highlight here is always to ensure all PAM requirements are met by:
- Utilizing a supported web browser withall the latest updates/patches implemented
- Utilizing an Operating System which is still supported by the OS vendor
For all things related to the Web Browser Platform you can follow the core guidance documents below:
- SAP KBA: 2398889 – Internet Explorer support for Enterprise Portal
- SAP KBA: 1655306 – Google Chrome for end users and administrators
SAP Service Marketplace + Software Download Centre
The SAP Service Marketplace (SMP) provides customers with a means of browsing through useful resource areas across a wide range of topics which include the following:
- Help & Support
- Software Downloads
- Keys & Requests
- Data Administration
- Maintenance & Services
- SAP Solution Manager
- Release and Upgrade Info
- Knowledge Exchange
The URL https://support.sap.com/swdc will bring you to the SAP Service Marketplace and the SWDC (Software Download Centre).
- Follow the link service.sap.com/swdc to the Download Center of the SAP Service Marketplace.
- Logon to the SAP Service Marketplace.
- Go to Support Packages and Patches.
- In the left pane, click the link Search Support Packages and Patches.