PDK 3.0 for .NET is available for download on SDN.SAP.com

SAP published a new version of the PDK (Portal Development Kit) for .NET a few days ago on SDN. The new version of the PDK supports now Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 as well as the .NET Framework 3.5. You can download the PDK at http://service.sap.com → Downloads → Installations and Upgrades – entry by Application…

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SAP announced full support for SAP GUI for Windows 7.10 on Windows 7 effective immediately

SAP issued a new note on November 30th that they support SAPGUI 7.10 on Windows 7 effective immediately, see SAP note 1412821. Since SAP GUI 7.10 was built using Visual Studio 2005 which runs out of regular maintenance on April 12th 2011 the support from SAP for SAP GUI 7.10 will also end on April…

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SAP support for Windows Server 2008 R2

SAP is currently validating Windows Server 2008 R2 and plans to issue a support statement for their applications on Windows Server 2008 R2 by end of Q1/2010.  Since Windows Server 2008 R2 will be based on a new kernel which enhances the functionality already available in Windows Server 2008 by new scalability features (up to…

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SAP TechEd in Vienna – Microsoft Session about Office 14 and SharePoint 2010 – Presentation and Sample Code posted

As written in my last blog I was not able to make it to SAP TechEd Vienna but my colleagues Steve Fox and Juergen Grebe delivered a great presentation in front of more than 200 people about Office 14, SharePoint 2010, and SAP. Steve already posted a blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/steve_fox/archive/2009/10/28/sap-teched-2009-office-sharepoint-session.aspx and he also published the…

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SAP TechEd in Phoenix from October 13. – 16. – Microsoft Session about Standard Based Interoperability

Next week is SAP TechEd in Phoenix, Arizona, and I will present about standard based interoperability between Microsoft .NET and SAP NetWeaver. In the session I will cover Web Services, Enterprise Services, SAML, CMIS, and XML-A. The session is SOA216 at Thursday, October 15th, from 5:45 – 6:45 in Room L14. If you have any…

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Experiences with SAP in-place upgrades

Many of you probably have already seen messages that in-place upgrades of the Windows O/S with third-party apps require special attention. Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 or from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 will result in a message like the following: Before continuing with the upgrade, make sure…

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SAP GUI Support for Win 7

As Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 7 at Oct. 22 2009, we have raised the question of early support for Win 7 by SAP GUI with SAP. The official statement of SAP is SAP GUI 7.20 will support Win 7. Information about the schedule and features supported are in SAP note 147519 which…

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New White Paper about Hyper-V for SAP Best Practice

As I got often asked about planning for the right infrastructures and operation for SAP in virtualized installations using Hyper-V, I just finished my White Paper which gives answers here. It addresses the aspect of SAP sizing and support, design of network and storage infrastructures, high availability, licensing and management of such infrastructures. The White Paper…

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