Architecture Differences between EP 7.0 and 7.3

  • AJAX Framework –Default
  • Enhanced Wiki’s & Forums are included in EP 7.3 as a add-on. No Special license is required
  • Mashups
  • J2EE 5 / JAVA SE 6
  • EP / CE Can be installed in same instance
  • No support for PAR files. All portal applications are now EAR (Enterprise Archive) based
  • Visual Admin is no longer available and is completely replaced with NWA (Netweaver Administrator)
  • Enterprise Workspaces are not available for EP 7.3 as of 04/06/2011
  • SAML 1.1/2.0 Support for SSO mechanism (SAP Recommendation for SSO)
  • JSR 168/286 support for remote portlets integration
  • New Navigation API’s for cross system navigation
  • Browser back button still an issue EP 7.3

Performance

  • Approximately 3 times faster performance than current EP 7X portal
  • Portal server Start/Stop time is reduced drastically (Near to Zero Down time)

Administration Tools

  • Visual Admin is replaced with NWA
  • Installing CE/EP 7.3 in same machine is possible
  • PAR migration tool for converting PAR files to EAR files
  • SDM is replaced with JSPM
  • Undeployment of SCA’s/EAR files are not possible using JSPM. You can use NWDS for this purpose.

NWDI

  • Eclipse 3.5.2 based
  • JDK 1.6.0_7 or higher
  • OS Support for Windows XP 32-bit
  •    Windows Vista 32-bit
  •    Windows 2008 64-bit
  •    Windows 7 32-bit
  •    Windows 7 64-bit
  • 3 GB Free Space
  • 2 GB Ram Required
  • Improved Performance
  • New Visual Composer Environment

Ajax in EP 7.3
Below are some of the areas where Ajax is used

  • Ajax Framework Page
  • Ajax Desktop Page
  • Configuration Editor for configuring framework page settings
  • Theme Editor
  • Full screen mode
  • Splash screen
  • Navigation
  • Personalization
  • Show Breadcrumb
  • Title bar and Tool bar
  • Powerful L-Shape API’s
  • Navigation API
  • History API etc..