it’s been a while since last TechEd and planning for the TechEd events in the fall of 2017 (as usually in Vegas, Bangalore and Barcelona, see http://www.saptechded.com is in full swing. The results will be posted to the SAP TechEd web site as soon as the official agenda page goes live in May. This year we will present a program which is weaved around SAP’s major product and platform offerings. You will see themes and topics covering SAP HANA and Big Data plus Analytics. Like last year, SAP S/4HANA sessions will play an important role. In addition we will feature lots of content around User Experience and SAP Cloud Platform covering innovations in emerging technologies like IoT and Machine Learning to name a few. The list here is by far not complete, and we are heavily working on a good balance which takes care of integration points between the various themes and topics. Of course, we will also offer lecture and hands-on workshops on ABAP Platform as the technical foundation of the digital core in SAP S/4HANA. A full bunch of innovations has been developed for both cloud and on-premise deployments based on the core data services principle with a new program model including transactional behaviour for template based FIORI applications. If you want to refresh your ABAP Platform knowledge you can follow the recording from last year, but even better have a look at our new presence at https://www.sap.com/developer.html where ABAP Platform is fully featured. Stay tuned for the publication of the TechEd 2017 agenda.