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Netweaver Business Client on Mac?

SAP has come out with yet another client and it is, of course, Windows only. I must admit, I don't understand the need for a new client, but all the screenshots I'm seeing at conferences are screenshots from the NWBC, so I'm assuming emphasis is being placed on it.

That said, has anyone attempted to install the NWBC on a Mac? In, for example, Parallels, Wine, VM Ware, or some other sort of environment? If so, was it successful?

Cheers,

David.

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    Jun 04, 2009 at 02:21 PM

    Hello David,

    the SAP GUI for Java team is investigating in building a Java-based implementation of NWBC and is working on a prototype with promising results so far. If remaining technical challenges can be mastered and demand from the field is strong enough, this might become an official product someday.

    Best regards

    Rolf-Martin

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      That's good to hear, and I would be willing to help test this functionality in the java gui, if needed.

      Cheers,

      David.

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    Jun 16, 2009 at 02:31 AM

    Hi David,

    I have installed NWBC on my MAC using VMWare Fusion. It runs well and I can only recommend NWBC as an alternative to SAP GUI and Portal. I am particularly impressed by the POWER List functionalities provided through each EhP.

    Cheers, Michael

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    Jul 29, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    Hi Michael & Rolf-Martin,

    Is it possible to use NWBC as a replacement of SAPGUI and get all the powerlist functionalities without using Portal. What I heard till now is that NWBC allows to reuse the portal functionalities and it comes with predefined power lists for use with Business All in One only. I have gone through lot of documentation on NWBC on SDN and SAP help.com website but could not still get an answer to my question.

    What about a customer who is not using portal and only using SAPGUI. Can he use the power list without having to implement Portal or AIO. I did setup my ECC EHP4 system link to NWBC and can pretty much open my ECC transactions in NWBC (like VA01, VA02 etc.) but am not able to get the power lists. Any pointers are highly appreciated.

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      Thanks Michael, This information is really helpful. It will be really great if you can point me to few documentation on setting up PL's in NWBC.