Join this free online course to learn how SAP and Microsoft work together to help customers and partners build business applications on SAP Business Technology Platform enriched with Azure capabilities. You’ll be guided through technical capabilities and practical examples covering integration, extensibility, and data-to-value use cases, which will give you a solid starting point to develop business applications in the cloud.
SAP and Microsoft have been partners for over three decades. The two companies announced an expansion of an existing strategic partnership to accelerate the adoption of SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure, to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP business applications, and to accelerate innovation through the integration of SAP Business Technology Platform and Microsoft Azure capabilities. This builds on a joint commitment to simplify and streamline the customer journey to the cloud.
This course explains the advantages of the partnership through practical examples and technical deep dives. To make the content as tangible as possible, we’ve highlighted capabilities of both SAP Business Technology Platform and Microsoft Azure. The goal is to outline how application integration, extensibility, and data-to-value use cases could be developed to deliver business outcomes to customers.
The course also contains optional hands-on exercises for those who are interested in trying out some of the scenarios.
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Week 1: Basics of SAP BTP and Microsoft Azure
Week 2: Building Integration Scenarios
Week 3: Building Extension Scenarios
Week 4: Building Data-to-Value Scenarios
Week 5: Final Exam
If your primary interest in taking this course is getting an overview of how application integration, extensibility, and data-to-value scenarios could be developed to deliver business outcomes to customers, you do not need access to a training system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in completing the hands-on exercises based on the instructions in the course. We’ll therefore provide the necessary instructions in the respective units.
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Max Streifeneder is a solution expert for SAP Business Technology Platform in the Platform Adoption & Advisory team within the T&I COO unit. He is responsible for employee and customer enablement, solution positioning, and implementation of reference architectures for SAP Business Technology Platform.
Max has enjoyed many different roles both within and outside the SAP technical world, which lends him a broad perspective and understanding of the challenges that developers and architects face today.
Holger Bruchelt is a program manager on the SAP Architecture team at Microsoft, located at the SAP HQ Campus in Walldorf. Before joining Microsoft 4 years ago he spent over 10 years with SAP, always working in the SAP & Microsoft integration area.
Holger was a product manager for Duet Enterprise, SAP Gateway, and SAP Cloud Platform, and is passionate about showing the value-add of using and combing different tools and technologies. He loves working with customers and partners to bridge the worlds of SAP and Microsoft.
Anirban Majumdar heads the Platform Adoption & Advisory team within the T&I COO unit. He leads a talented team of engineers, architects, and business experts who solve complex technology problems and create architecture best practices to help customers adopt SAP Business Technology Platform.
Anirban joined SAP in 2008 and has contributed to product development, engineering management, and strategy in various capacities within the Technology & Innovation board area. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Sivakumar N is a senior director in the Platform Adoption Advisory team within the T&I COO unit. He is responsible for strategic projects and customer engagements to drive the adoption of SAP Business Technology Platform.
Siva leads teams of engineers who work closely with customers to demonstrate the value of SAP Business Technology Platform, identify technology synergies and joint go-to-market opportunities with partners, and define the product strategies and road maps with SAP product teams.
Harutyun Ter-Minasyan is a solution expert for SAP Business Technology Platform in the Platform Adoption & Advisory team within the T&I COO unit. He is responsible for the enablement, solution positioning, and implementation of reference architectures for SAP Business Technology Platform.
Harutyun worked for a number of years as a development consultant and architect focusing on cloud architecture, full stack development, extension, and integration of SAP solutions, while helping customers in their digital transformation around SAP cloud technologies.