Running SAP Applications on the Microsoft Platform

This blog provides information about running SAP Applications on the Microsoft Platform. The blog is written by people who are working with SAP on the Microsoft Platform for decades.

New BLOG location

After many years being hosted on blogs.msdn.com, we moved our blog to the Techcommunity site of...

Author: Juergen Thomas - MSFT Date: 05/20/2019

SAP on Azure High Availability Systems with Heterogenous Windows and Linux Clustering and SAP HANA

SAP HANA is the well-known technology from SAP, powering different SAP applications like SAP S/4...

Author: GoranCondric Date: 03/12/2019

S/4H Installation in Azure - SETUP AND CONFIG IN ONE DAY

Overview You want to perform a setup of SAP S/4 HANA in Azure. And you do want to do it quick so...

Author: SachinGhorpade Date: 02/12/2019

SAPS ratings on Azure VMs – where to look and where you can get confused

Moving SAP software to Azure, you need to decide which Azure VM types you want to use. One of the...

Author: Juergen Thomas - MSFT Date: 11/04/2018

Moving SAP on SQL Server and Windows into Azure – what SQL Server and Windows release should I use

As Azure became a very popular secure and scalable platform to deploy mission critical workload like...

Author: Juergen Thomas - MSFT Date: 11/02/2018

Orica’s S/4HANA Foundational Architecture Design on Azure

This blog is a customer success story detailing how Cognizant and Orica have successfully deployed...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 08/23/2018

SAP Support for SQL Server 2017

We are happy to share that SAP released support for SQL Server 2017 for some SAP NetWeaver based...

Author: Sebastian Dusch - AzureCAT Date: 06/28/2018

SAP on SQL Server on Azure – How to Bypass Proxy Server During Backup to URL

This short blog discusses how to avoid overloading an on-premises or Azure Proxy server with Backup...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 06/25/2018

Installation and Setup of Oracle 12.2 ASM on Oracle Linux on Azure – Installation Videos & Backup Strategies

This short blog contains videos showing the end to end installation process to setup Oracle 12.2 ASM...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 06/24/2018

Installation Procedure for Sybase 16. 3 Patch Level 3 Always-on + DR on Suse 12. 3 – Recent Customer Proof of Concept

In recent months we saw several customers with large investments into Hana technologies approach...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 06/18/2018

SAP on Azure: General Update – June 2018

SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the Azure platform....

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 06/18/2018

Flat Cube became default in SAP BW

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 04/26/2018

Columnstore became default in SAP BW

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 04/26/2018

Very Large Database Migration to Azure – Recommendations & Guidance to Partners

SAP systems moved onto Azure cloud now commonly include large multinational "single global instance"...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 04/10/2018

Setting Up Hana System Replication on Azure Hana Large Instances

This blog details a recent customer deployment by Cognizant SAP Cloud team  on HANA Large Instances....

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 02/10/2018

SAP on SQL Server: General Update – January 2018

SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the SAP on SQL Server...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 01/04/2018

SAP on Azure: General Update – January 2018

SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the Azure cloud...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 01/04/2018

Improve SAP BW Performance by Applying the Flat Cube

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 01/03/2018

Customer Experience with Columnstore on ERP

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 12/18/2017

SAP NetWeaver Installation on HANA database

This blog describes the SAP NetWeaver installation steps on the SAP HANA database - a step by step...

Author: SachinGhorpade Date: 11/21/2017

File Server with SOFS and S2D as an Alternative to Cluster Shared Disk for Clustering of an SAP (A)SCS Instance in Azure is Generally Available

We are excited to announce general availability of clustering of an SAP (A)SCS instance on Windows...

Author: GoranCondric Date: 11/14/2017

Distributed Availability Groups extended

SQL Server 2016 supports distributed availability groups (AG) as additional HA feature of the...

Author: Clas Hortien Date: 10/12/2017

Few interesting findings on HANA with MDC

Few interesting findings on HANA with MDC I was working on HANA with MDC and had few very...

Author: SachinGhorpade Date: 09/21/2017

New SQL Server 2016 functionality helps SAP supportability

Due to the combined effort of the SAP - Microsoft Porting group the SQL Server Development team...

Author: Clas Hortien Date: 08/18/2017

Protecting SAP Solutions with Azure Site Recovery

Protect SAP Applications Most large and medium sized SAP solutions have some form of Disaster...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 08/10/2017

High Available ASCS for Windows on File Share – Shared Disk No Longer Required

SAP Highly Available ASCS Now Supports File Share UNC Source SAP has released documentation and a...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 08/10/2017

Migrating to SAP HANA on Azure

The S/4HANA platform on the SAP HANA DBMS provides many functional improvements over SAP Business...

Author: Michiel van Otegem - MSFT Date: 07/01/2017

Customer experience with SAP BW FEMS-Pushdown

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 06/30/2017

End to End Setup for SAP HANA Large Instances

So, you are ready for "SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances" deployment, Great! And, you want to know...

Author: SachinGhorpade Date: 06/01/2017

Parallel Processing in SAP

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 05/18/2017

Performance evolution of SAP BW on SQL Server

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 05/08/2017

SAP OS/DB Migration to SQL Server–FAQ v6.2 April 2017

The FAQ document attached to this blog is the cumulative knowledge gained from hundreds of customers...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 05/08/2017

SAP on Azure: General Update for Customers & Partners April 2017

SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the Azure cloud...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 05/04/2017

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) acceleration for SQL 2016 in Windows Azure

Today we want to show you the speed improvements we get by supporting the Intel AES-NI instruction...

Author: Clas Hortien Date: 04/21/2017

Using Columnstore on ERP tables

SQL Server columnstore indexes are optimized for aggregations of large amounts of data. Therefore,...

Author: Martin Merdes Date: 04/13/2017

More Questions From Customers About SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption – TDE + Azure Key Vault

Recently many customers have been moving from AIX and HPUX to Windows 2016 & SQL Server 2016...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 04/04/2017

SAP on SQL: General Update for Customers & Partners March 2017

SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the SAP on SQL Server...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 04/04/2017

Large Australian Energy Company Modernizes SAP Applications & Moves to Azure Public Cloud

This blog is a technical overview of a project recently completed by a large Australian Energy...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 03/27/2017

SAP Business Objects support of SQL Server 2016 and Azure products

These days, we get a lot of questions around SAP Business Objects components supporting SQL Server...

Author: Juergen Thomas - MSFT Date: 03/09/2017

Windows 2016 is now Generally Available for SAP

Windows 2016 has been released by Microsoft and is now Generally Available for any SAP NetWeaver 7.0...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 03/07/2017

BW Queries by factors faster using FEMS-pushdown

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 03/06/2017

Recent SAP BW improvements for SQL Server

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 01/05/2017

SAP Now Supports Azure Resource Manager (ARM) for Windows and Linux

On 13/12 SAP updated SAP Note 1928533 (login required) to include support for SAP systems on Windows...

Author: Sebastian Dusch - AzureCAT Date: 12/16/2016

How to install or upgrade SAP Systems to SQL Server 2016 updated

On 4/10/2016, SAP released support for SQL Server 2016 for some SAP NetWeaver based systems. In this...

Author: Sebastian Dusch - AzureCAT Date: 12/09/2016

Top 14 Updates and New Technologies for Deploying SAP on Azure

Below is a list of updates, recommendations and new technologies for customers moving SAP...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 12/04/2016

Improved SAP compression tool MSSCOMPRESS

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 11/25/2016

SAP OS/DB Migration to SQL Server–FAQ v6.1 November 2016

The FAQ document attached to this blog is the cumulative knowledge gained from hundreds of customers...

Author: Cameron - MSFT SAP Program Manager Date: 11/24/2016

Moving from SAP 2-Tier to 3-Tier configuration and performance seems worse

Lately we were involved in a case where a customer moved a SAP ERP system from a 2-Tier...

Author: Juergen Thomas - MSFT Date: 11/21/2016

Simplified and faster SAP BW Process Chains

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 11/14/2016

SQL Server 2016 improvements for SAP (BW)

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Author: Martin Merdes Date: 11/11/2016

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