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Hey everyone!

SAP TechEd 2020 is just around the corner, and it’s going to be a virtual and free event this time around!

SAP TechEd is THE tech conference for anyone (developers, architects, consultants, product managers, IT managers, just to name a few) who is interested in gaining a detailed understanding of SAP’s portfolio of solutions, platforms and technologies, as well as insights into their future direction - and the target audience and the technical focus remain the same this year.

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December 8—10, 2020

About the virtual SAP TechEd 2020 in a nutshell:

  • 48-hour non-stop experience, featuring live, simulive and on-demand sessions.

  • Keynotes, training, education, hands-on workshops and more opportunities to get SAP insights on technology, development, and future trends

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

  • Get the big picture about the value of an integrated intelligent enterprise for your organization

  • Sign up now and you will have exclusive access to SAP Learning Hub and the SAP Community for additional collaboration and learning opportunities

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You can read important SAP announcements, specially prepared for SAP TechEd 2020 in the SAP TechEd News Guide 2020.

Just like in the past, I want to give you an overview of the various ABAP platform- related sessions that have been prepared by the ABAP Platform and Software Logistics teams; and by SAP customers and partners – as well as some other selected sessions.

You can navigate to the sessions of your choice and add them to your schedule.

Session ID /Format Title / Abstract Speakers Schedules




Developer Keynote (1h)


Developer Keynote: All Developers Welcome

In this special presentation by developers, for developers, you can join the final sprint review meeting of a fictional company. During this review, three developers of very different backgrounds walk through their code, configuration, and deployment to SAP Cloud Platform of an SAP S/4HANA extension for their company. See how developers of various skill sets and experiences can all come together to be part of the SAP ecosystem.

Wednesday, Dec 9 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET



Lecture (40 min)

ABAP Strategy

Get an overview of how ABAP platform serves applications available in SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and SAP Cloud Platform. We cover our main ABAP platform investment areas and explain why these new areas are relevant for all ABAP developers.
Boris Gebhardt

Wednesday, Dec 9 2:20 AM - 3:00 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM CET



Road Map (30 min)

Road Map: ABAP

ABAP platform is the foundation for SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. This session covers the capabilities of ABAP platform today and the planned innovations that will enable a successful transition from existing SAP on-premise landscapes based on the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and SAP Business Suite applications towards SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform.
karl.kessler On Demand



Channel 1 Talk (30 min)

Learning a New Skill Isn't As Hard As It Used to Be

Gaining proficiency in a new skill doesn’t have to be a major challenge. In this session, I review the step-by-step plan and approach I took to learn about ABAP core data services (CDS). These steps can be applied to master any new skill. Hear about the missteps I’ve had along the way (such as relying on older blog posts) and the importance of links, links, and more links.
c436ae948d684935a91fce8b976e5aa7, Furst-McNess

Tuesday, Dec 8 9:15 PM - 9:45 PM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 2:15 AM - 2:45 AM CET



Channel 1 Talk (30 min)

Transitioning from ABAP Programmer to Developer

A common challenge faced by all ABAP programmers is learning about anything other than ABAP development tools. We eat, sleep, and repeat ABAP. Every SAP and non-SAP technology stack is evolving, and so should we. Make the move from ABAP programmer to developer for whom the language is just a way to express that art. We have come a long way from module pool programming to the Web Dynpro development environment and SAPUI5, so having a developer mind-set is super-important.
nabheetscn, Movilitas Consulting

Wednesday, Dec 9 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CET

Modern ABAP Application Development



Lecture (40 min)

Major Updates on ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model

The ABAP RESTful application programming model is out! Want to build apps from scratch or reuse existing business logic? Then get an overview of the latest development of THE ABAP programming model for the next decades and how it helps developers build enterprise SAP Fiori apps with draft support and services on SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform in an ABAP environment. ABAP RESTful application programming model is based on core data services, behavior definition and implementation, and OData.

Thursday, Dec 10 2:40 AM - 3:20 AM CET

Thursday, Dec 10 1:40 PM - 2:20 PM CET



Workshop (2h)


Build SAP Fiori Apps with the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model

Want to learn how to efficiently develop enterprise SAP Fiori apps and REST APIs optimized for SAP HANA on the ABAP platform – on premise as well as in the cloud? Then the ABAP RESTful application programming model is what you’re looking for! Join us to create a transactional SAP Fiori elements app with draft support using the core data services technology platform, behavior definition and implementation for the transactional handling, and business services for the OData service creation.

Wednesday, Dec 9 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CET

Thursday, Dec 10 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM CET

SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment



Lecture (40 min)

SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment: Overview

Learn about the new platform-as-a-service offering for the ABAP developer community: SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP environment. Find out about the benefits, the value proposition, and the basic architecture of this new ABAP service.
On Demand



Workshop (2h)

SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment, Connectivity and Integration

Learn how to build side-by-side extensions for SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA with the SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP environment based on protocols such as OData, HTTP(S), and RFC in an end-to-end-fashion.

Tuesday, Dec 8 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM CET



Expert Q&A (20 min)

Expert Q&A on Developing with ABAP in the Cloud

Whether you already have experience or are new to SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP environment and develop cloud ABAP applications, join this session and meet up with SAP experts to get the answers you’ve been looking for.

Tuesday, Dec 8 9:30 PM - 9:50 PM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM CET



Expert Q&A (20 min)

ABAP on SAP Cloud Platform: How to Build and Certify Partner Add-Ons

Many partners have traditionally helped extend SAP solutions by providing ABAP add-ons directly running in the customer landscape. Join experts from SAP Integration and Certification Center in this live session to get answers on what criteria and best practices ABAP add-ons running on SAP Cloud Platform will need to meet to qualify for SAP certification.

Tuesday, Dec 8 9:30 PM - 9:50 PM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM CET



Breakout (20 min)

Enterprise-Scale Applications on SAP Cloud Platform

Vistex, an SAP software partner, delivers an enterprise-scale suite of cloud applications using SAP Cloud Platform for SAP HANA and ABAP services. These cloud applications mirror industry solutions Vistex has delivered on premise through SAP NetWeaver ABAP for many years. SAP Cloud Platform enables Vistex to migrate on-premise functionality to a native cloud package, saving development time and effort. The Vistex Suite is planned as part of the SAP Solution Extension program for December 2020.
matthew.hays, Vistex

Wednesday, Dec 9 12:10 AM - 12:30 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 8:40 PM - 9:00 PM CET

System Conversion & Custom Code Adaptation 



Lecture (40 min)


System Conversion (Part 1) – Get Your Road Map to SAP S/4HANA

The transition scenario for a system conversion to SAP S/4HANA shows increasing use in projects. Proper planning and knowledge of all related aspects and tools are essential to project success. This session provides an overview of the respective tools and information sources. Be sure to also attend "System Conversion (Part 2)" to learn more.

Tuesday, Dec 8 11:10 PM - 11:50 PM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM CET




Lecture (40 min)

System Conversion (Part 2) – Latest News for Experts

Stay informed through an in-depth discussion of the latest news on tools and other topics related to system conversion. This session is designed for participants who have system conversion experience and who have attended the "System Conversion (Part 1)" session.

Wednesday, Dec 9 1:20 AM - 2:00 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM CET



Lecture (40 min)

Reduce Downtime for a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA

Reduction of technical downtime is a relevant aspect for most conversion projects. This session discusses possibilities and new approaches that help you to reduce the downtime.

Wednesday, Dec 9 2:20 AM - 3:00 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM CET



Lecture (40 min)

Custom Code Adaptation for SAP S/4HANA

Find out how to handle your custom code when converting to SAP S/4HANA and hear about the latest innovations in ABAP-related tools for analyzing custom code. Learn how to execute SAP S/4HANA checks in just a few clicks with the SAP Fiori app "Custom Code Migration," identify and remove unused custom code based on your collected usage data, and reduce your custom code adaptation efforts with semiautomatic adaptation by leveraging Quick Fixes in ABAP development tools (ADT) for Eclipse.

Wednesday, Dec 9 3:00 AM - 3:40 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM CET



Breakout (20 min)

Custom Code Adaptation for SAP S/4HANA

Discover how to handle your custom code when converting to SAP S/4HANA and see the latest innovations in ABAP development tools for analyzing custom code. Experience how the SAP Fiori app "Custom Code Migration" allows you to execute SAP S/4HANA checks in just a few clicks. Identify and remove unused custom code based on your collected usage data, and optimize and automate your custom code adaptation efforts using the Quick Fixes in ADT for Eclipse.

Wednesday, Dec 9 2:00 AM - 2:20 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM CET



Channel 1 Talk (30 min)

Free Tools to Support a Move to SAP S/4HANA

What no-cost things can you do to support the transition from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA? Find out how SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA covers important aspects of an SAP ERP 6.x conversion. Hear how the SAP S/4HANA Movement initiative helps you define your deployment strategy. Understand why cleaning master data facilitates your move to SAP S/4HANA and what tools can help do the job. Explore how SAP’s virtual boot camp and the SAP Project Coach chatbot can help ensure a smooth migration.

Wednesday, Dec 9 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM CET

Thursday, Dec 10 2:30 AM - 3:00 AM CET




Lecture (40 min)

DevOps with SAP: Holistic Overview and Latest News

DevOps is a key enabler for achieving high-level agility and quality in development projects. Get the holistic picture about how you can foster DevOps principles efficiently in on-premise, cloud-native, and hybrid scenarios with SAP. Learn about the Git-enabled change and transport system and the portfolio of services on SAP Cloud Platform for DevOps and lifecycle management, including latest news and reasons why they are the right choice for your DevOps projects in SAP enterprise environments.

Wednesday, Dec 9 3:00 AM - 3:40 AM CET

Wednesday, Dec 9 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM CET


(Lecture,40 min)

DevOps for ABAP? Try the Git-Enabled Change and Transport System

The intention of the Git-enabled change and transport system (gCTS) is to support you in setting up DevOps processes for ABAP. Some scenarios can already be realized, some stuff is still missing. Have you been waiting for customizing integration? Did you miss functionality to support your scenario in ABAP development? Did you find it difficult to configure gCTS or to fix issues? gCTS has evolved. See the new stuff in action and learn how you can use it when setting up DevOps processes for ABAP. On Demand

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

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