SAP on Windows and Anti Virus Scan

Security considerations for SAP on Windows is an issue which is in focus at any Windows datacenter. There are many solutions available to secure Windows as well as SAP on the various layers – from using firewalls to secure port configurations, using IPSEC for network communication or implementiong solutions like Network Access Protection. One topic…


SAP announces release 3.0 of the SAP .NET Connector – Planned release date December 2010

A colleague just pointed me to a wiki at SAP ( where they announce a new version of the SAP .NET Connector. It will support current Windows releases (Windows XP 32 Bit, Windows 2003 32/64 Bit (x64), Windows Vista 32/64 Bit (x64), Windows 2008 64 Bit (x64) and later Windows 7) as well as up-to-date…


SAP Adaptive Computing Interface for Hyper-V

SAP Netweaver Adaptive Computing Controller 7.2 which has finished it’s ramp-up phase in May 2010 brought a very interesting capability for virtualized landscapes. Via a web service client, ACC can now detect and control virtual machines as platforms for its operation. Let’s have a look how this capability can be used for Hyper-V. SAP Adaptive…


Experiences with the Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer

Already since a couple of years, Microsoft makes free toolkits available to check the infrastructure for certain Microsoft roles. This toolkit’s have commonly been named Best Practice Analyzer and provided for example functions to check the configuration of Exchange severs, Active Directory installations, Domain Name systems, IIS or Remote Desktop Services. Since April 2010 now,…


Microsoft Sessions at ASUG/SAPPHIRE

SAPPHIRE Orlando is around the corner, as every year we will have a booth and we are looking forward to a lot of good customer discussions around topics like SQL Server, Duet Enterprise, Microsoft BI, Interoperability, and more. During SAPPHIRE there are also a lot of Microsoft related presentations, I have summarized some of them…


New Best Practices for SAP on Hyper-V White Paper available

Since Windows Server 2008 R2 brought a couple of very interesting new features into Hyper-V, the Best Practices White Paper for SAP on Hyper-V has been updated to provide info about it. The White Paper is available at: Best Practices for SAP on Hyper-V (posted on this website: in SAP section) – Josef


Integration of SAP Universal Worklist into Microsoft Office SharePoint

Andre Fischer from SAP published an interesting paper of how to integrate the Universal Worklist (UWL) into Microsoft Office SharePoint. The paper shows this integration with Office SharePoint Server 2007 but it will also work with Microsoft SharePoint 2010. You can find the paper at The code of the Web Part Andre uses in…


SAP Virtualization Week in Palo Alto at April 13-15 2010

There is another SAP Virtualization week coming soon and Microsoft will present there an update on the latest state of SAP on Hyper-V. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13th and the abstract is as follows: SAP on Hyper-V V2 This session gives an update on the latest version of Hyper-V which delivers excellent…


Two new Whitepapers published

As mentioned in my last blog Hermann Daeubler worked on two new whitepapers which are now published. The first paper describes how to use parameterized MDX in SSRS to access SAP BW, the paper has a walk-through section with screenshots from three different samples to explain how parameterized MDX works in these cases. You can…


BizTalk Server 2009 and SAP – New whitepaper published

Hello, we just published a new whitepaper about BizTalk Server 2009 and SAP at The document describes how to integrate, automate, and simplify business processes using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 and SAP. Business scenarios are presented involving SAP interoperability and technical patterns for how their solutions can be implemented with an integration platform like Microsoft BizTalk…