Synopses & Reviews
Get hands-on answers to frequently asked questions about using Microsoft .NET technologies to customize and extend SAP applications. Walk through dozens of real-world examples—from Web Services integration to business intelligence (BI) reporting and Microsoft Office-based solutions—direct from a team of Microsoft–SAP interoperability experts. Learn how to expose back-end SAP data through familiar Microsoft tools and UIs—for better productivity and lower TCO.
Discover how to:
- Navigate the development environment and tools—including Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual Studio Tools for Office, and BizTalk Server
- Connect .NET and SAP via Web Services, tools like SAP Connector and Enterprise Service Explorer, and .NET Data Provider
- Implement BI solutions that unlock SAP data through familiar Microsoft UIs
- Expose data from SAP NetWeaver Portal in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
- Use the Business Data Catalog to display and search SAP content—no coding
- Build your own Office Business Applications (OBAs), or put Duet to work
- Add Microsoft Office presence functionality and forms solutions to SAP applications
- Deliver a single sign-on solution
About the Author
Juergen Daiberl is a senior technical evangelist with the Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism Team. He previously worked at the Collaboration Technical Support Center, a jointly-staffed, Microsoft-SAP team in Walldorf, Germany.
Steve Fox works at Microsoft on a team whose charter is cloud development and evangelism. Hes the author of many SharePoint and Office development books and articles, as well as one of the earliest blogs on Azure and SharePoint. He's a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
Scott Adams is a Microsoft BI and performance management specialist, and a recognized expert in delivering SAP solutions. He also spent five years with a SAP company in senior engineering-management roles.
Thomas Reimer is a regional business development manager on the Microsoft EMEA SAP Alliance Team. He formerly managed a consulting team focused on Microsoft and SAP technologies at a European systems integrator.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Who This Book Is For; What This Book Is About; Companion Content; Hardware and Software Requirements; Find Additional Content Online; Support for This Book; Chapter 1: SAPCompany Overview, Development Tools, and Microsoft .NET Interoperability; SAP History; SAP Product Suite; SAP Development Environments; SAP and MicrosoftHistory and Products; Summary; Chapter 2: Microsoft .NET Development Environment and Tools; The Evolution of Microsoft Visual Studio; Visual Studio Tools for Office; Microsoft BizTalk Server; Summary; Chapter 3: Connectivity Between Microsoft .NET and SAP; Web Services Communication; SAP NetWeaver Web Service Creation Wizard; SAP Enterprise Services; SAP Connector for Microsoft .NET; Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SAP Integration; Microsoft .Net Provider for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence; Microsoft .NET Provider for mySAP Business Suite (Preview); Summary; Chapter 4: Microsoft Business Intelligence; Introduction to Microsoft BI; Common BI Integration Scenarios; SQL Server and SAP; Office PerformancePoint Server and SAP; Summary; Chapter 5: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: UI Integration; SAP Business Server Pages and SAP Web Dynpro Applications; The iView Web Part Toolkit; Web Service for Remote Portlets; Summary; Chapter 6: SharePoint Business Data Catalog and SAP; BDC Architecture; BDC Web Parts; Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor; InfoPath Integration; Integrating SAP with the BDC; Scenario 1: Using BDC with SAP Web Services; Scenario 2: Using BDC with the BizTalk SAP Adapter; Business Data Search in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server; Chapter 7: Office Business Applications; Office Business Applications: Integrating SAP with the 2007 Microsoft Office System; Duet; Summary; Chapter 8: Custom Development; The Portal Development Kit for Microsoft .NET; SAP and the Microsoft Office Communication Server; Microsoft Office InfoPath and SAP; .NET Web Services and SAP NetWeaver; Summary; Chapter 9: Identity and Security Management; Identity Management; Single Sign-on; Summary; Appendix : About the Authors; Juergen Daiberl; Steve Fox; Scott Adams; Thomas Reimer;