189 episodes

Covering all the latest information around SAP and Microsoft. We try to have a special guest every week who dives deeper in topics related to SAP and Microsoft Azure.
Video available at: https://youtube.com/SAPonAzure
Summary and links can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/hobru/SAPonAzure
Homepage: https://www.SAPonAzurePodcast.de

Unofficial SAP on Azure podcast Holger Bruchelt

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Covering all the latest information around SAP and Microsoft. We try to have a special guest every week who dives deeper in topics related to SAP and Microsoft Azure.
Video available at: https://youtube.com/SAPonAzure
Summary and links can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/hobru/SAPonAzure
Homepage: https://www.SAPonAzurePodcast.de

    #188 - The one with Azure DNS Service & Hybrid Networking for SAP​ (Konstantin Popov & Evren Buyruk) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    #188 - The one with Azure DNS Service & Hybrid Networking for SAP​ (Konstantin Popov & Evren Buyruk) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    In episode 188 of our SAP on Azure video podcast we talk about about DNS, Domain Name System. DNS acts like a phonebook to resolve IP addresses through their domain names. When something goes wrong, then often the whole network communication breaks down. It's always DNS! Who doesn't know this term whenever it comes to networking issues. In a lot of cases we see customers using Azure DNS Services in the context of hybrid networking with SAP  scenarios -- both Azure native and RISE with SAP. Since this can become quite complicated, I am happy to have two experts with us today again: Evren and Konstantin. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6841398577495977984/Find all the links mentioned here: https://www.saponazurepodcast.de/episode188Reach out to us for any feedback / questions:* Robert Boban: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rboban/* Goran Condric: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gorancondric/* Holger Bruchelt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-bruchelt/ #Microsoft #SAP #Azure #SAPonAzure #DNS #Networking #RISEwithSAP

    • 57 min
    #187 - The one with well-architected framework (Jitendra Singh & Hemanth Damecharla) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    #187 - The one with well-architected framework (Jitendra Singh & Hemanth Damecharla) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    In episode 187 of our SAP on Azure video podcast we talk about the Well-Architected Framework for SAP. The Framework guides customers through a set of questions to track the status of your SAP on Azure implementation.

    Find all the links mentioned here: https://www.saponazurepodcast.de/episode187

    Reach out to us for any feedback / questions:
    * Robert Boban: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rboban/
    * Goran Condric: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gorancondric/
    * Holger Bruchelt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-bruchelt/



    #Microsoft #SAP #Azure #SAPonAzure


    ## Summary created by AI
    * Azure well-architected framework for SAP:
    Jitendra and Hemanth introduced the tool and its benefits for assessing and improving SAP workloads on Azure based on five pillars: cost, performance, reliability, security and operational excellence.
    Tool overview: The tool is a self-service design framework that helps customers to improve the quality of their SAP workloads on Azure by following the best practices and recommendations from Microsoft and SAP.
    Tool benefits: The tool helps customers to identify risks, priorities, and opportunities for improvement in their SAP workloads on Azure, as well as to align with the latest innovations and features available on the platform.
    Tool usage: The tool is available on the assessment platform and allows customers to select their SAP workload and the pillars they want to focus on. It also remembers the previous selections and shows the progress and changes over time. The tool provides a bar chart with the scores for each pillar and a list of recommendations for improvement.
    * Assessment platform and process:
    The tool is available on the assessment platform and allows customers to select their SAP workload and the pillars they want to focus on. It also remembers the previous selections and shows the progress and changes over time.
    Assessment platform: The assessment platform is a web-based portal that hosts various tools and frameworks for customers to evaluate and optimize their Azure workloads. Customers can log in to the platform and access the Azure well-architected framework for SAP tool.
    Assessment process: The assessment process consists of answering a set of questions related to the five pillars of the framework: cost, performance, reliability, security, and operational excellence. The questions are based on the latest best practices and recommendations from Microsoft and SAP. The tool provides a score for each pillar and a list of recommendations for improvement. Customers can also import their subscription data to get additional insights from the Azure advisor. Customers can create multiple assessments and compare the results over time.
    * Best practices and recommendations:
    The tool provides questions and explanations based on the latest best practices and recommendations from Microsoft and SAP. It also identifies risks and priorities for improvement and gives feedback and comments.
    Engagement with CSU team:
    The tool can be used as a self-service or with the help of the CSU team who can provide more detailed guidance and follow-up sessions. The tool also supports the value-based delivery approach of the CSU team.

    • 32 min
    #186 - The one with SAP Business One and Copilot Studio (Moshe Nachman, Richard Duffy) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    #186 - The one with SAP Business One and Copilot Studio (Moshe Nachman, Richard Duffy) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    In episode 186 of our SAP on Azure video podcast we talk about SAP Business One and Copilot Studio.
    In the past we had talked about Copilot and the Integration to SAP data. We showed how to retrieve flight data, we talked about Single sign-on and we also showed how to create a Copilot using Copilot Studio that allowed you to create a Sales Order in the SAP System. In all of these scenarios we were connecting to an SAP ECC or an SAP S/4HANA system. But obviously there are also other SAP backends being used by our customers -- a very popular one is SAP Business One. To show you how Copilot can work with B1, I am happy to have Moshe and Richard back with us on the podcast. Moshe has created some very impressive demos and I am really looking forward to seeing them!


    Find all the links mentioned here: https://www.saponazurepodcast.de/episode186

    Reach out to us for any feedback / questions:
    * Robert Boban: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rboban/
    * Goran Condric: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gorancondric/
    * Holger Bruchelt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-bruchelt/

    - 0:00 Intro
    - 1:30 Introducing Moshe and Richard
    - 2:40 What is SAP Business One
    - 9:40 Copilot Studio architecture
    - 12:25 Mapping architecture to SAP Business One
    - 14:40 Plugin Actions and Dynamic Chaining Topics
    - 16:25 Looking at Copilot Studio
    - 22:25 Looking at Process SAP Data Plugin
    - 23:30 Leveraging Azure AI Studio
    - 28:30 Calling Azure OpenAI from Power Automate Flow
    - 33:05 Continue with the flow and create Sales Order
    - 37:15 Displaying the bot in Teams
    - 42:40 Security
    - 45:55 Upcoming events

    #Microsoft #SAP #Azure #SAPonAzure


    ## Summary created by AI
    * SAP Business One and Copilot Studio: Holger introduces Moshe and Richard, who demonstrate how to use Copilot Studio to create a chatbot that can interact with SAP Business One via the service layer and Azure Open AI.
    * Service layer and infrastructure: Richard explains the role of the service layer as a restful API that enables integration with SAP Business One, regardless of the database (HANA or SQL Server). He also highlights the benefits of cloud hosting and the prerequisites for using Copilot Studio.
    * Dynamic chaining and plugging actions: Moshe shows how to use dynamic chaining and plugging actions to create a conversational flow that can handle user prompts, extract entities, call cloud flows, and create sales orders in SAP Business One.
    * Deployment and future features: Moshe and Richard mention that the chatbot can be deployed to various channels, such as Teams or websites, and that there are some upcoming features in Copilot Studio, such as auto-generating adaptive cards and using events.

    • 47 min
    #185 - The one with SAP on Azure Technical Copilot (Amit Lal) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    #185 - The one with SAP on Azure Technical Copilot (Amit Lal) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    In episode 185 of our SAP on Azure video podcast we talk about the SAP on Azure Technical Copilot on the OpenAI GPT Store.
    A little over a year ago ChatGPT changed the way how we think about AI. ChatGPT allowed everyone to interact with a bot in ways that were not possible before. OpenAI then soon introduced ChatGPT Plus and with that also the possibility to extend ChatGPT with additional content and features.
    Amit Lal was very early and released an SAP & Azure Bot in the GPT Store. Today he will show us the bot and tell us a little about other SAP and AI usecases.


    Find all the links mentioned here: https://www.saponazurepodcast.de/episode185

    Reach out to us for any feedback / questions:
    * Robert Boban: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rboban/
    * Goran Condric: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gorancondric/
    * Holger Bruchelt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-bruchelt/



    #Microsoft #SAP #Azure #SAPonAzure #OpenAI #GPT #Copilot


    ## Summary created by AI
    * SAP on Azure technical copilot in the GPT store: Holger and Amit discussed how Amit developed a custom GPT that can answer SAP and Azure related questions and provide guidance and best practices.
    * GPT builder and knowledge base: Amit showed how he used the GPT builder to create the copilot and how he uploaded a master document with SAP on Azure information and used web crawlers to fetch additional data from URLs.
    * Microsoft copilot and AI agents: Amit shared some of his other projects that use Microsoft copilot and AI frameworks like Autogen and TaskWeaver to create domain-specific copilots and agents that can interact with each other and execute tasks.
    * SAP migration and early watch report: Amit demonstrated how he created a GPT on Hugging Face that can scan SAP migration logs and provide solutions and how he created a chatbot that can analyze early watch reports and answer queries.

    • 47 min
    #184 - The one with SAP API Management and Entra ID (Vinayak Adkoli) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    #184 - The one with SAP API Management and Entra ID (Vinayak Adkoli) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    In episode 184 of our SAP on Azure video podcast we talk again about Single Sign-On.
    For a VERY long time when I was working at SAP, I was working alongside a very special colleague and friend, Vinayak Adkoli. He was my partner in crime for a lot of projects. In the last projects we worked together on SAP API Management and simplifying the way how customers could manage SAP APIs.
    Then I moved to Microsoft, Vinayak moved from India to the US and today I have the pleasure of welcoming him in our podcast. Last week we already had an amazing episode with Martin Raepple from Microsoft and Christian Cohrs from SAP about Single Sign-On and Multifactor authentications in the context of SAP GUI and today we want to focus on API based authentications. Similar like with the SAP GUI this is one of the most talked about scenarios and I am glad that Vinayak can provide us with more insights on how this is working.



    Find all the links mentioned here: https://www.saponazurepodcast.de/episode184

    Reach out to us for any feedback / questions:
    * Robert Boban: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rboban/
    * Goran Condric: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gorancondric/
    * Holger Bruchelt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-bruchelt/



    #Microsoft #SAP #Azure #SAPonAzure #APIManagement #SSO


    ## Summary created by AI
    * SAP API management and Azure AD integration: Vinayak Adkoli from SAP explained how to use different authentication flows to expose and consume SAP APIs with Azure AD as the identity provider.
    * Single sign-on and multi-factor authentication: Holger Bruchelt from Microsoft highlighted the benefits of using the identity authentication service on BTP to federate with Azure AD and enable SSO and MFA for SAP GUI and other BTP services.
    * API key and custom attributes: Holger and Vinayak discussed how to use API key and custom attributes in SAP API management to correlate the client credentials of BTP services and Azure AD applications.
    * SAML assertion and token exchange: Vinayak demonstrated two approaches to generate and exchange SAML assertions for accessing on-premise SAP systems via cloud connector and BTP connectivity service: one using API management as a SAML issuer and one using Azure AD as a SAML issuer.

    • 48 min
    #183 - The one with SAP GUI MFA mit Entra ID (Martin Raepple & Christan Cohrs) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    #183 - The one with SAP GUI MFA mit Entra ID (Martin Raepple & Christan Cohrs) | SAP on Azure Video Podcast

    In episode 183 of our SAP on Azure video podcast we talk about Deploying Loftware in HA setup with SAP (ECC) in Azure, End-to-end encryption for your VM data and Azure Virtual Network encryption now in additional regions.
    Then we talk about Single Sign-On with SAP GUI.
    Single Sign-On with SAP is always a super important topics. Luckily we have experts like Martin Raepple who knows the security world of SAP and Microsoft extremely well. Today Martin joins us again, this time with Christian Cohrs from SAP to talk about very new thing: SAP GUI multi factor authentication with Entra ID using the SAP Secure Login Service on BTP.

    - 0:00 Intro
    - 2:13 How to deploy Loftware in HA setup with SAP (ECC) in Azure
    - 2:50 Encryption at host - End-to-end encryption for your VM data
    - 3:20 Azure Virtual Network encryption now in additional regions
    - 3:50 SAP GUI MFA with SAP secure Login Service and Microsoft Entra ID
    - 4:25 Introducing Christian Cohrs
    - 5:05 Introducing Martin Raepple
    - 6:00 SAP Secure Login Service for SAP GUI
    - 7:25 Why do we need a dedicated solution for single sign-on in SAP GUI?
    - 8:50 SSO technologies
    - 9:50 What you want to achieve
    - 10:55 How you achieve it
    - 14:10 Secure Login Service on BTP
    - 16:30 Entra ID as Corporate Identity Provider
    - 18:35 End-to-end flow of user


    Find all the links mentioned here: https://www.saponazurepodcast.de/episode183

    Reach out to us for any feedback / questions:
    * Robert Boban: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rboban/
    * Goran Condric: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gorancondric/
    * Holger Bruchelt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-bruchelt/



    #Microsoft #SAP #Azure #SAPonAzure #SSO


    ## Summary created by AI
    * SAP GUI authentication with Microsoft Entra ID and BTP: Christian and Martin explain how to use the new SAP Secure Login Service for SAP GUI to enable single sign-on and multi-factor authentication with Microsoft Entra ID and BTP.
    * Latest updates on SAP on Azure: Goran shares a blog post on how to set up HA and DR for a third-party application integrated with SAP on Azure, and some new features on encryption and virtual network security.
    * Demo of the SAP GUI authentication scenario: Martin shows the end-to-end flow of a user logging in to an SAP ABAP system with SAP GUI using the Secure Login Client, the Secure Login Service, the Identity Authentication Service, and the Microsoft Entra ID with conditional access and Authenticator app.

    • 49 min

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