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We often hear questions from SAP Gateway for Microsoft (GWM) customers, “What would happen to my solution if I upgrade to Office 2016?” Well, GWM solutions works even after upgrading to Office 2016. Below are the answers for different scenarios.

SAP GWM Visual Studio Add-in

New development of GWM Visual Studio add-in to run in Office 2016

1. Generate Outlook/Excel 2016 add-in using GWM Outlook 2013 Add-in/GWM Excel 2013 Add-in template in Visual Studio 2013.


2. After the project is generated, set the Debug option to Outlook/Excel 2016 (“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE”/          “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\Excel.EXE”).

3. Run the Add-in project to deploy the GWM add-in to Outlook/Excel 2016.

4. All the functionalities works fine without any issues in GWM Outlook/Excel add-in.

SAP GWM BPX Scenario

All the Gateway for Microsoft BPX Excel functionalities works fine in Excel 2016.

Upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016:

  • Existing GWM Visual Studio add-ins and BPX add-ins of Office 2013 works fine after the upgrade to Office 2016.
  • Newly developed Visual Studio add-ins and BPX add-ins works fine.

Fresh Office 2016 Installation:

  • All the GWM Visual Studio functionalities works fine.
  • All the GWM BPX Excel scenarios works fine.

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