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SAP Analytics Cloud, add-in for MS Office – Switching to new domain

News – Update on technical configuration: Switching to new domain

This is important information for all SAP Analytics Cloud, add-in for MS Office customers. If you are a business user, please get in touch with an administrator of your Microsoft Office environment and make her/him aware of this!

Current set-up

SAP Analytics Cloud, add-in for MS Office is configured to use a default domain that can be used without any configuration: all SAP Analytics Cloud tenants on sapanalytics.cloud are currently working out of the box. (Background: The Microsoft add-in technology allows to redirect only in one domain – for security reasons.)

If you have a tenant on a different domain (e.g., hcs.cloud.sap), you will need to configure the tenant according to the documentation. Note that this configuration is done via a Microsoft Powershell solution that requires a central deployment of the add-in – and this, in turn, requires Exchange Online.

What will change?

SAP has decided to switch the default domain for the add-in to hcs.cloud.sap.

When?

As of Dec 8, 2020.

Why?

Going forward, new tenants will be on hcs.cloud.sap. SAP wants to make sure that all these new tenants will work with low configuration effort.

What does it mean for you?

If you are already on a tenant on hcs.cloud.sap, no change, you can simply continue. Note: As the tenant configuration would not be necessary anymore, you could revert it – but you don’t have to do it.

If you are on a tenant on sapanalytics.cloud, you will need to configure the tenant after this date. Typically this is straightforward, if you meet the prerequisites (in particular: Exchange Online, see above). If you are not on Exchange Online and do not plan to migrate on a short notice, please contact alexander.peter@sap.com as soon as possible to make sure your tenant is still available after the migration.

For all other domains outside hcs.cloud.sap and sapanalytics.cloud, there will be no change – the tenant configuration is and stays mandatory.

Important for all customers

All customers should make sure the new landing page on https://hcs.cloud.sap is defined in the trusted origins. See the documentation how to define trusted origins. If it does not yet appear in the trusted origins list, please add the entry: https://hcs.cloud.sap (overall, 5 entries are currently necessary to run the add-in).

Note

If you intend to change your deployment from store deployment (i.e., every user can choose the add-in individually from the store) to central deployment (i.e., the admin distributes the add-in centrally to a group of users), be aware of the following technical limitation:

Microsoft currently treats the deployment types (store vs central) as different add-ins. Your workbooks can only be used by the add-in that they are created with. E.g., if you have created a workbook using a store-deployed add-in, you cannot use it with the centrally deployed add-in. In that case, you would need to re-create existing workbooks.

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