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Welcome to the third edition of the SAP Portal News Blog in 2014. This is what we have prepared for you:

  • Impressions from SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG 2014
  • HANA Cloud Portal News Ticker
  • SAP Fiori LaunchPad News
  • Subscribe to the new SAP Portal newsletter
  • SAP HANA Cloud Portal movie challenge contribution
  • Blogs from the Community

SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Impressions

This year’s SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando was the best ever yet: more than 20,000 participants were registered and a few 125,000 more joined online. User experience and its modernization was a big topic at SAPPHIRE NOW. From Bill McDermott’s keynote to the Fiori Café to the customer sessions talking about UX, there was definite interest and desire to reinvent the SAP user experience. Read also this blog on UX Buzz at SAPPHIRE NOW.

The Portal team delivered 15 sessions at ASUG conference and the SAP Fiori Launchpad was one focus topic of the sessions. SAP Portal is also aligning with this new user experience and in the following weeks we are planning to release a key enhancement for the SAP Portal - running the SAP Fiori launchpad on SAP Enterprise Portal, thus leveraging customers’ investment in the portal while modernizing the look & feel of the portal with an aligned UI and UX across clients and applications. Read also Aviad's blog on his SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG experiences with SAP Portal, mobile consumption and Fiori launchpad.

One of the key announcements: SAP Fiori Now Included With SAP Software:

Our partner John Appleby in one of our sessions talking how Bluefin Solutions extended SAP Fiori launchpad with employee specific contextual content:

SAP HANA Cloud Portal News Ticker

OpenSAP course on HANA Cloud Platform

The advanced OpenSAP course for SAP HANA Cloud Platform was about to kickoff on June 12. This course will expose you to new functions available for the platform developers as well as how to leverage your custom applications for use in the Cloud Portal. You can still register for the course, for more information check out this blog by Ifat Shwartz.

Video Integration into HANA Cloud Portal

An advanced integration of video capabilities is available within SAP HANA Cloud Portal using Kaltura technologies. Kaltura is the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, providing both enterprise level commercial software and services, as well as free open-source community supported solutions for video publishing, management, syndication and monetization.

Customizing Your Sites and Editing Page Templates

SAP HANA Cloud Portal is delivered with a set of out-of-the-box page templates. With the new page template editing capabilities it is now possible to customize a page template and save the modified template to be used in the site.

HANA Cloud Portal Partner Test

We plan to host a HANA Cloud Portal partner test on the last week of September 2014 in Palo Alto. Detailed agenda and event arrangements will be finalized soon. For more information check out this blog by Ifat Shwartz.

For SAPPHIRE NOW we have also published the following new movie on how to add business apps to HANA Cloud Portal

SAP Fiori Launchpad News

Overview Information

SAP Fiori Launchpad is a real-time, contextual, role based and personalized aggregation point for business applications planned to be deployed on multiple platforms – ABAP (available today), SAP Portal, Cloud Portal and HANA. For more information read the blog Introduction to Fiori Launchpad by aviad.rivlin and SAP Fiori Launchpad Overview by elizabeth.thorburn.

SAP Fiori Launchpad on the SAP User Experience Community

Have a look at the SAP User Experience community where you can find information on SAP's UX strategy and an introduction to SAP Fiori launchpad.

New Product Movies

For SAPPHIRE NOW we also released several new SAP Fiori movies, this one showing how Fiori launchpad is running as a new framework page in SAP Enterprise Portal:

There are 4 additional movies on SAP Fiori launchpad, check out our playlist on YouTube.

Business Information Technology (BIT) Info-Days Tours

Several big cities in India were on the tour of ten SAP product managers who delivered workshops and seminars onsite at the offices of their ecosystem partners like Cognizant, Deloitte, HCL, Mindtree, L&T InfoTech, NTT Data, Infosys, TCS, IBM, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, and Accenture. From the Portal site the product managers aviad.rivlinand thomas.hensel2 participated in the tour.

The info-days team showed partners how they can make best use of Lumira, Fiori, HANA, BI, Mobile Secure, SMP, and Gateway to help their own customers. The product managers were available to dive deep into the technology with partners and to discuss how to take full advantage of the tools to address critical customer scenarios. More in the blog We don't Innovate alone by kieran.oconnor.

SAP Portal Movie Challenge Contribution

Have a look at this great contribution for the SAP HANA Cloud Portal Movie challenge: robert.russell2 created a showcase movie on how HANA Cloud Portal could be used to show different SCN usage data and a community map on a site:

Read Robert's complete blog It is an SCN world. Thanks to Roberts for his great contribution.

Subscribe to the Second Edition of SAP Portal Newsletter

Subscribe here to receive the next edition of the quarterly SAP Portal e-mail newsletter which is planned for July 2014. Each issue contains valuable information about SAP Portal's new portfolio, including SAP HANA Cloud Portal, Cloud for Service, SuccessFactors Extension Platform, Mobile Portal, Fiori Launchpad and more...

Blogs from the Community

Utilizing Shindig Cache to Improve Cloud Portal Performance by i055473

Change the Authentication Error Message Text on Logon Page for SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 by madhvika.joshi