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The session replays are now available! Just click on the session links in the table below.

Read the SAP TechEd News Guide – your one-stop shop for all things SAP TechEd.
It comprises information about SAP S/4HANA Cloud, ABAP environment (aka embedded Steampunk).

Hey everyone, here we go again!

SAP TechEd in 2021 is just around the corner; global, virtual, and free!

SAP TechEd is THE premier tech conference for all developers, IT practitioners and professionals who are interested in gaining a detailed understanding of SAP’s portfolio of solutions, platforms, and technologies, as well as insights into their future direction.

For the second year in a row, the SAP TechEd event will be offered as a global, virtual event, free of charge for all participants.

Save the date and register Now!
November 16 – 18, 2021

The virtual setup gives you the possibility to join SAP from the comfort of your homes, offices, and creative spaces for two days of non-stop inspiration and hands-on learning. This is an opportunity for you to connect and exchange with SAP experts, customers, and partners on tech best practices!

The virtual SAP Teched in 2021 in a nutshell

  • Experience Channel 1, featuring keynotes, compelling stories, and can’t-miss commentary

  • Hear from SAP experts, customers, and partners on tech best practices

  • Sharpen your tech skills with live, simu-live, and on-demand sessions

  • Invest in your long-term career path with additional certification and learning opportunities

Overview of selected sessions

Let me use this blog to share with you an overview of sessions on the latest and greatest ABAP platform capabilities prepared by the ABAP Platform and the Software Logistics teams at SAP. You can use the provided links to navigate to the sessions of your choice and add them to your schedule on the official SAP TechEd 2021 website.

Session type (Duration): Lecture (30 min) | Breakout sessions (15 min) | Workshop sessions (120 min)

Session & Speakers
Details: Title & Abstract

Attend the Executive Keynote

Attend the Executive Keynote on Tuesday, Nov 16 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET
(Developer Keynote)

Improve Developer’s Lives: Developer Keynote

Attend the Developer Keynote on Wednesday, Nov 17 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET
(Lecture)Boris Gebhardt
Learn about our ABAP Strategy
Our ABAP strategy focuses on the different extensibility options that customers and partners are looking for: side-by-side extensibility with SAP BTP ABAP Environment, in-app extensibility and on-stack extensibility with the ABAP Environment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud and explain the roadmap towards a unified codeline approach for all ABAP deployments.
(Lecture)frankjentschMatthias Jäger (All for One Group)

Get an Overview and Future Road Map of SAP BTP ABAP Environment

Obtain an overview and roadmap for cloud apps written in ABAP running on SAP BTP. The focus is on writing SaaS applications that scale based on the multitenancy features of the ABAP service.

Create Applications with SAP BTP ABAP Environment – and SAP Analytics Cloud

Find out how to build analytical applications and dashboards in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), consuming data and services offered through SAP BTP ABAP environment based on live, real-time data access.
You will learn to build InA-based services with the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP).
(Channel 1)Karl KesslerThomas Jung

Rich Heilmann

Mamikee Kanneh

Lisa Schmidt

Delve Into the Latest on ABAP 

Let's talk ABAP strategy. Hear from young talents and students about their thoughts and insights on the ABAP programming language. Afterwards, experience a live expert interview with experts from SAP: Karl Kessler, ABAP Product Manager; Thomas Jung, Head of Developer Advocacy; and Rich Heilman, Developer Advocate.
Extensibility for SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Get an Overview of SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extensibility

How do you extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud to meet your specific needs? What are the extensibility tools you get in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA? Learn about the tools that support key users and developers in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and discover the extensibility capabilities of SAP Business Technology Platform. Gain insight into the concept of extensibility so you can take advantage of the deep-dive extensibility sessions for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Technology Platform.
(Breakout)Georg Wilhelm

See how Developer Extensibility Changes the Game for SAP S/4HANA Extensions

How do you extend SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud using our in-app extensibility framework to meet your specific extension needs? How does developer extensibility change the game by introducing a new set of features that enable lifecycle-stable extensions and by enriching key user extensibility features in a powerful way. Watch a demo that shows how you can utilize developer extensibility and key user extensibility together in one extension use case.

t.santy (delaware)

Extend SAP S/4HANA on Stack with the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP)

The ABAP RESTful application programming model offers extensibility options on all layers such as data model, business projection, and service exposure. Discover how to use ABAP RESTful application programming model facades for interfacing with SAP S/4HANA Cloud in an extension use case.

FAQ from the session
System Conversion, Custom Code Adaptation and System Downtime Optimization

Streamline Transformation with Custom Code Migration Tools in Rise with SAP

One of the first steps in digital transformation is identifying how much custom code you need to move to SAP S/4HANA or the cloud. The RISE with SAP offering comprises tools such as the Custom Code Migration app to drive a smooth transformation. Learn how the app helps assess the impact of custom code and reinforce clean core principles during your migration to SAP S/4HANA. Discover how to significantly reduce custom code adaptation efforts using quick fixes in ABAP development tools in Eclipse.

Rely on Custom Code Migration Tools in RISE with SAP

The Custom Code Migration app runs on SAP BTP for the ABAP environment and is part of the RISE with SAP offering. The app helps you assess the impact of custom code during conversions to SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Technology Platform. See how the app performs readiness checks on custom code before moving to SAP S/4HANA and the cloud. Learn how to identify unused custom code and tap the potential of semiautomated adaptation with quick fixes in ABAP development tools in Eclipse.

Check Out the Paths for Transitioning to SAP S/4HANA

Get the necessary insights to choose the appropriate technical transition scenarios for successfully managing your company’s migration to SAP S/4HANA. Understand the deployment and transition options, relevant decision criteria, and related information for choosing and planning your optimal path. Examine the related SAP tools that can support your planning stage and enable you to achieve a successful transition to SAP S/4HANA.

Build Your System Conversion Road Map to SAP S/4HANA

Get the must-know details for a proper planning and optimized execution of a system conversion. Note: required prerequisite for this session is the content of the lecture “Paths for Transitioning to SAP S/4HANA”.
(Lecture)mathias.kleinhobruche (Microsoft)

Migrate from SAP ERP on Premise to SAP S/4HANA in Microsoft Azure

SAP and Microsoft are committed to making your transition to SAP S/4HANA and Microsoft Azure as simple as possible. Now you can accelerate this journey using the Database Migration Option (DMO) of Software Update Manager. Learn about the DMO-to-Azure procedure that enables you to migrate your existing SAP ERP on-premise system to Azure and convert to SAP S/4HANA in one step. Receive expert architecture guidance to help ensure a smooth migration.

Enjoy a Next-Generation, Zero-Downtime Experience with SAP S/4HANA Upgrades

Stay informed about the latest news on the zero-downtime option of the Software Update Manager tool for upgrades and updates to SAP S/4HANA. Acquire the knowledge to plan and prepare your zero-downtime upgrade project for SAP S/4HANA. Get a comprehensive view on the zero-downtime procedure and learn how to leverage zero downtime in your upcoming maintenance event.

Get a 360-Degree View of the New Technical Downtime Optimization Application

Learn how to optimize the technical downtime of your maintenance event such as the system conversion to SAP S/4HANA by leveraging the simulation feature in the Technical Downtime Optimization application. Hear all about the latest update to this tool.

Hope this overview gives you some more reasons to join the event. 😊

We are looking forward to interacting with you in the different interactive formats.

In the meantime, you might have a look at the replays from last year’s event: Archives from SAP TechEd in 2020 | ABAP Sessions at TechEd in 2020. You can also watch the replays of interesting Developer Discussions on ABAP.

Stay safe and healthy!