One of the key interoperability topics between SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft is the coexistence of NetWeaver Portal and Microsoft SharePoint.
In this Knowledge Center you can find documents that explain the various integration scenarios between the two products.
- Interoperability between SAP NetWeaver Portal and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
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Interoperability between SAP NetWeaver Portal and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
As another element of interoperability with Microsoft, SAP provides tools such as the SAP Portal Interoperability WebPart that enable the integration of portal content, created with the Portal Development Kit 2.0 for Microsoft .NET (PDK 2.0 for .NET) for SAP NetWeaver Portal, with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003. This capability is based on the new feature that allows the packaging of SAP portal content in the format required by Microsoft SharePoint.
Integrating SAP Portal Content into Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (PDF 137KB) takes you through the sequence of steps required to perform this task. Employee Self-Service Sample Application for Microsoft SharePoint (322KB PDF) introduces a sample application based on the SAP ESA Preview System, created with PDK 2.0 for .NET and integrated into Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003. This application enables employees to request a leave, as well as view their current balance of used and remaining leave days for a given period. Download the application source code.
Integrating Documents from a Windows System into KM using the file system repository manager is not supported if the portal runs on UNIX and if the Active Directory runs in native mode. In such a case it is possible to use the following workaround: IIS supports the publishing of Windows File Servers using WebDAV. As a result windows file systems that are published using IIS can be integrated into SAP KM using the Web DAV repository manager rather than the file system repository manager.
The document addresses several questions in the context of SAP Enterprise Portal and Windows SharePoint Services co-existence. It covers the three main areas Document Management Interoperability, Front-end and Content Integration and Collaboration Interoperability. While the focus is on providing general guidance about integration opportunities, the document in some cases also offers technical How-To's.
Learn how a Windows File Server can be integrated into SAP KM. See the How-to section a good practical example.
Learn how to integrate components of Microsoft Outlook Web Access into SAP Enterprise Portal.
This paper describes an integration solution providing an easy to use facility, which C55enables the user to navigate over Microsoft CMS content without leaving the SAP Enterprise Portal context.
This whitepaper describes how Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 can be integrated into SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP) by using WebDAV today without extensions.Additionally, it will examine what possibilities arise from integrating this solution into SAP Enterprise Portal and what features can be used with the current software versions.
For those, who are running the portal on UNIX and the Active Directory runs in native mode here is a workaround solution for integrating documents from a Windows System into KM.