SAP Support of Windows Server 2008 R2

Since this is my first blog entry, I’ll start with a little introduction: I’m a Microsoft Employee since beginning of 2010, based at SAP headquaters in Germany. I’m working as a Software Engineer within the SAP platform team which ports SAP software to Windows and SQL Server. A team which is jointly staffed by SAP and Microsoft…. Read more

Column Statistics – No need to create them manually

Lately we stumbled over a few customers which showed us some funny list of indexes, when using ‘Single Table Analysis’. What looked like masses of single column indexes at the end figured out to be custom generated column statistics. Instead of showing up in the lower part of the screen which shows a list of… Read more

SSRS 2008 R2 – a new way of MS BI integration with SAP BW and non-SAP data sources

  1. the issue In customer scenarios with the requirement to integrate data out of SAP BW with some non-SAP data sources people usually recommended to first consolidate and load everything into a single system ( either SAP BW or SQL Server/SSAS ). Any kind of reporting or data analysis would then go against SAP… Read more