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Whats new in Netweaver 7.0

Most of you here will agree that naming conventions used by SAP are confusing for users and customers. We currently run ECC 5.0 on Netweaver 2004. I am digging around for whats new in Netweaver 7.0. What does Netweaver 7.0 have that Netweaver 2004 does not. After navigating through all the SAP speak, I know so far that Web Dynpro is in Netweaver 7.0 and not in 2004. So what are other tools that dont exist in 2004?

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    Posted on Jul 31, 2008 at 02:13 PM

    Specifically talking about ABAP, Web Dynpro ABAP was the big addition in NetWeaver 7.0 as you know, I think most everything else was enhancements to existing technologies, like web service defintion creation/proxy creation, shared memory objects, and maybe some ABAP Unit. But again, the biggest thing, was WDA being introduced.


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    Posted on Jul 31, 2008 at 02:08 PM

    Hi Megan,

    Three main parts are added to NW 7.1 surrounded business process platform: Composition Environment (CE), Enterprise Services Repository (ESR) and NetWeaver Process Integration (PI).

    Composite applications (composites) are functioning service-enabled interfaces to existing backend systems. NW 7.1 is coming with tools to develop, run, and manage composite applications using SAP's enterprise SOA. This is based on enhanced technologies like:

    SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java

    Web Dynpro

    SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio for service creation and provisioning

    Service Registry and repository for service management

    Guided Procedures for process modeling

    SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer for UI modeling

    SAP Composite Application Framework for Java business object modeling and service abstraction

    Enterprise Services Repository is SAPu2019s web services repository.

    NetWeaver Process Integration (NWPI) is next generation of SAP Exchange infrastructure (XI) kind of integration hub; handling integration between SAP/non-SAP applications.

    Check this link for online documentation about NW7.1



    Edited by: Vinaykumar G on Jul 31, 2008 7:40 PM

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    Posted on Jul 31, 2008 at 02:26 PM

    Vinaykumar and Rich,

    So to me it sounds like WDA is the only tool thats new. Wonder why they call 2004 as the ugly stepbrother of 7.0 then!!

    Rich is right in stating that PI/XI, Web services and so on ... they all existed in some form in 2004.

    What about Composite Application Development, does that exist in 2004?

    Edited by: Megan Flores on Jul 31, 2008 4:28 PM

    Edited by: Megan Flores on Jul 31, 2008 4:29 PM

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    Posted on Jul 31, 2008 at 02:31 PM

    Hi Megan,

    This content i got from experts:

    The code developed on 2004 will work on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (formerly know as NW 2004s (u201Csu201D mean suite), or NW 05).

    Some minor changes have been made refer to the documentation for specific details

    SAP NW2004s is the mySAP Business Suite edition of SAP NW is a minor release that delivers on specific needs of the mySAP and xapps solutions delivered by SAP in 2005. the "s" stands for "mySAP Business Suite Edition".

    The next major release of NW will deliver on Business Process Platform(BPP) it will be released in 2006.

    Few of the New capabilities in NW2004s

    1)Developing a web based user interface with Web Dynpro fro ABAP.

    2)Enhancements to enabling B2B processes

    3)Enhancements to business task management

    4)Enhancements to business planning

    5)Enhancements to enterprise data warehousing

    6)mass setup of mobile devices

    7)implementing a global portal

    Refer the link for more info

    NW04 is a 'Java version' which means you can develop applications using Java and export them to portal.

    NW04s is a 'ABAP version'.Here you can develop ABAP reports and transactions and export them to portal. There you can create iViews using them.

    Netweaver 04s, includes both the ABAP and Java stacks. The Sneak preview for NW04s is only for the ABAP stack, and the Sneak Preview NW04 SP15 is only the java stack. If you are using the sneak preview for ABAP, you can develop WDA applications and BSP applications, they run directly in the engine, not in a portal. But they can be embeded in an iView in some portal. You don't have to have a portal to run your application. If you are using the java side, you can develop WDJ applications and JSP applications. Same applies here, they run on the java engine, not in a portal, but can be embeded into an iView which runs on the portal. But you don't need a portal for your application to run. The portal is just a frontend UI, the apps themselves run on the underlying engine, whether its ABAP or JAVA.

    Refer to the following threads for more information



    I hope this will help you



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