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Microsoft & SAP InteroperaBility



Microsoft Azure: Introduction to SAP on Azure
Duration: 2:58


Microsoft Azure: Microsoft and SAP - Why run SAP on Azure
Duration: 3:40


Microsoft Mechanics: SAP HANA on Azure M-series
Duration: 6:22


Microsoft Ignite: Best practices for migrating SAP applications to Azure
Duration: 54:11


Microsoft and SAP Story:

Micosoft and SAP announce officially "Interoperability Alliance" on May 19, 2014

Solutions that help to bring the worlds of Microsoft and SAP together

  •, May 19, 2014.
    Microsoft and SAP Alliance - Microsoft and SAP expand their partnership
    Microsoft and SAP innovate for your success with cloud, mobility, and interoperability solutions that empower your enterprise and increase employee productivity. Using integrated Microsoft and SAP applications and services on their favorite devices, employees have real-time access to critical business information to run your business better – anywhere, anytime.


  • Microsoft News Center, May 19, 2014.

    Microsoft and SAP announce new cloud, data and mobile experiences

    REDMOND, Wash., and WALLDORF, Germany — May 19, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) have expanded their global partnership to deliver new solutions that are intended to help improve employee productivity, enhance workforce mobility and drive increased business value for customers and partners.

    Monday’s announcement aims to extend the companies’ long-term partnership in three critical areas: enterprise cloud computing with business-critical SAP applications certification for Microsoft Azure; improved interoperability between data from SAP applications and Microsoft Office, including general availability of connectivity between SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions and Microsoft’s Power BI offering; and mobile productivity with expanded development and support for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1.

    “Microsoft and SAP have a great history together, and we are committed to meeting the diverse needs of our enterprise customers,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft. “Our expanded partnership with SAP demonstrates our continued commitment to deliver the applications and services our customers need — in their private clouds, service provider clouds, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office.”
  • “This has been an exciting year for one of the leading strategic partnerships in our industry,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. “For our customers, SAP and Microsoft are among the top strategic vendors relied upon to drive their business’ success. We are proud of how we listened to our customers and together developed — and will continue to develop — innovative new programs focused on the cloud, mobility, analytics and interoperability that we expect will provide unparalleled value for our customers.”

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  • SAP applications on Microsoft Azure:

    It is anticipated that by the end of Q2 2014, Microsoft and SAP will support SAP® Business Suite software, SAP Business All-In-One solutions, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP ASE) and the developer edition of the SAP HANA® platform on Azure. In addition, Microsoft and SAP expect that customers and developers will be able to deploy and provision a number of preconfigured SAP solutions, within minutes, directly to Azure using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library tool.

    New and existing SAP customers will be able to take advantage of the “pay per use” model in Azure to reduce infrastructure costs and total cost of ownership. Customers will be able to take advantage of the compute resources in Azure to support SAP solutions and quickly scale capacity as computing requirements change, paying only for the resources used.

    Improved data access and interoperability
    Monday, Microsoft and SAP made Excel connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions through Microsoft’s Power BI offering generally available. Microsoft and SAP also announced plans to deepen interoperability between applications and platforms with a new version of the SAP Gateway for Microsoft, which is expected to help customers automate business processes and access SAP applications and data through Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. Customers can get started today with the current SAP Gateway for Microsoft and upgrade to the new version when it becomes available in the second half of 2014. More information is available at SAP Gateway for Microsoft.

    Increased mobile collaboration
    Microsoft and SAP plan to help customers conduct business anywhere and anytime by developing and co-marketing SAP mobile apps for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. These new applications will be managed and secured by the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio or Windows Intune. Examples of prospective offerings resulting from this increased collaboration will be showcased at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held June 3–5, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. More information can be found here.

    Monday’s announcements bring exciting new capabilities to customers and opportunities for partners and developers through the combined strengths of Microsoft and SAP applications and platforms. You can learn more here.

    About SAP
    As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 258,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

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  • SAP Community Network (SCN), May 19, 2014.
    SAP Microsoft Interoperability | SCN
    Over 90% of SAP customers are using Microsoft products. Here you will find solutions that help to bring the worlds of Microsoft and SAP together. Bridging the technical gap by integrating the worlds of Microsoft and SAP - SAP Gateway for Microsoft helps IT leaders to create a flexible work environment that better accommodates a rapidly changing workplace. Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP is a flexible platform bringing the world of SAP to SharePoint users. Space editors: Ella Morgulis (SAP)
    • Explore SAP Gateway for Microsoft on


  • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, May 12, 2004.
    Microsoft, SAP Form Alliance on Web Software

    Microsoft Corp. and SAP AG, longtime partners and increasingly competitors as well, agreed to integrate their high-profile efforts in Web software.

    The deal, which is to be announced at an SAP conference in New Orleans, is another indication of the success corporate customers are having in forcing software companies to eliminate technology roadblocks that have often served to entrench particular providers.

    The agreement includes provisions to link SAP's software, which is typically used for managing business functions such as manufacturing, supplies and financial reporting, with Microsoft's Office suite of desktop applications.

    SAP and Microsoft created a joint marketing fund and a technology support center in Germany and cross-licensed their patent portfolios. SAP, of Walldorf, Germany, is the No. 1 supplier of business-application software.

    Most installations of SAP's programs -- more than 40,000 world-wide -- run on Microsoft's Windows software. But the two companies have increasingly appeared to have designs on each other's turf.

    Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., the world's biggest software seller, has moved into the market for business applications with its $2.4 billion purchases of Great Plains Software, of Fargo, N.D., and Navision of Denmark, which both make financial-management software for small and midsize companies.

    SAP in March announced a new version of its NetWeaver software, which it is promoting as a "platform" for developing and running applications from other companies as well as SAP.

    That puts SAP in competition with Microsoft and others for the support of outside software developers.


Microsoft & SAP Interoperability Solutions

Microsoft and SAP solutions work together as one, giving your employees timely, secure, and seamless access to all enterprise data, including SAP data, using the Microsoft applications they already know.


  • Cloud: Microsoft and SAP solutions deliver SAP on Microsoft Azure’s “pay as you go” model for flexible deployment options, access to real-time business data, lower TCO, and rapid deployment of new SAP workloads.
  • Mobility and Industry: Built for mobility and tailored by industry, enterprise-ready solutions from Microsoft and SAP help workers interact with relevant data and processes wherever they are, for actionable insights and timely, informed decisions.
  • Platform and Infrastructure: SAP solutions built on Microsoft platforms optimize SAP performance, reliability, and TCO for thousands of enterprises worldwide
SAP & Microsoft Interoperability and Integration with SAP NetWeaver Gateway productivity accelerator for Microsoft (SAP)
  • SAP NetWeaver Gateway gives business users easy access to SAP data and processes via familiar Microsoft applications and technologies.
  • The SAP NetWeaver Gateway framework offers seamless integration and interoperability between SAP and Microsoft environments, allowing to engage users, increase productivity, and reduce IT costs:
    1. Providing access to SAP data from various Microsoft technologies, applications, and multiple channels
    2. Reducing the learning curve and minimize disruption when introducing new SAP solution
    3​. Lowering total cost of ownership with simplified IT maintenance and support
    4. Improving developer productivity, shorten development cycles, and lower cost of development
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Interoperability with SAP
    - Benefit from the capabilities delivered by Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) products in their SAP environment
    - Whitepaper: Key scenarios for Microsoft BI interoperability with SAP and how they can be enabled with components delivered in the platform as well as by third-party solutions.
  • Interoperability between SAP NetWeaver Portal and and Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
    - See Technical Reference Guide


Microsoft & SAP Interoperability Products

  • SAP Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint
  • SAP on Microsoft Azure (SAP MaxDB for SAP NetWeaver, SAP liveCache and SAP Content Server - Certified to run in the Microsoft Azure Cloud)
    - Applications running on Application Server(s) ABAP and/or Java as part of SAP NetWeaver
    - SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation on NetWeaver (BPCNW)
    - SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (SAP BI)
    - TREX
    - SAP Content Server
  • Microsoft Azure & Microsoft Azure IoT Suite
    (please see above and read also: MOYCOM.DE „CIO Guide to Microsoft Azure“ )
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