Hello und Guten Tag!
Welcome back to my weekly tour of purely personal SAP Land news. A lot of folks are still recovering physically and mentally from the awesomeness that is SAP TechEd. I realise that in terms of conferences -Bangalore and Shanghai still to go- we’re only at half time. To use an old football expression: “a LOT can happen in the second half” – but hasn’t it been full of interesting news and announcements already?
Some of my weekly news summary touches on these. I also think that SAP TechEd brings out the best in the whole blogosphere, with a huge number of top notch contributions. Let’s tuck in.
“You take the high road and I go to TechEd…”
- Enterprise Geeks, Enterprise Geeks everywhere! These guys churned the good stuff out right, left and centre. Covering Berlin and Las Vegas this year, Craig, Ed and Thomas’ omnipresence is remarkable. A kick-off podcast, a Future of ABAP video, daily summaries and of course interviews with SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann and CTO Vishal Sikka
- Amit Bendov’s good TechEd Prep post. A solid run-down of how to prepare and make TechEd work for you
- great TechEd closing comments by Jon Reed: “(…) I was expecting SAP to serve up something technically meaty (…). SAP did that – though not in nearly as much detail as many in attendance would have liked.” and “The questioning of NetWeaver has in turn created customer confusion and undermined confidence in SAP’s technical direction.“. I couldn’t agree more here. To lament ongoing discussions over stack wars, for example, whilst creating uncertainty has been a weakness. Jon also sets the expectations for a SAPPHIRE 2011: “(…), if SAP can bring a 4.6C customer onstage that can show off how they were able to move more products or save piles of cash based on their ability to build off of “older R/3” using Gateway or HANA, that will be a big moment.“
- Dennis Howlett chimes in with his summary wrap of TechEd 2010. Nuff said.
- fellow mentor Thorsten Franz with interesting observations on announcements around WebDynpro Java and some insightful feedback on Innovation Weekend.
- John Appleby comments on the state of the technolgy platform that is Netweaver. Must-read.
- Jon Reed also posted a great video blog with Karin Tillotson and SAP’s Yariv Zur on SAP Java UIs.
- Richard Hirsch wants SAP to change their minds and offer an Innovation Weekend at TechEd Bangalore, but it also depends on interested attendees.
- Silicon.de sees a “Renaissance for Netweaver” (english version here), too.
Nothing on the Twitterverse this week. Haven’t forgotten about it though.