Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SAP NetWeaver 7.3

After almost 4 years there is a new major release of NetWeaver coming. Actually today we can count NetWeaver is 14 years old. As some components of NetWeaver started to being developed in year 1997. For details on this see this post. Just to do small repeating. It all started with development of SAP Basis, Portal, BW and Mobile Infrastructure. For details on NetWeaver component overview see this post.

There was first version started to be called as NetWeaver year of 2004. The name that time was SAP NetWeaver 2004 (also known as NW04). Afterwards in 2005 a version called SAP NetWeaver 2004s (also known as NW04s) later renamed as SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (also known as NW05) came. SAP NetWeaver 7.1 (or NW06) came in 2006. Notice that it is not that easy to reveal all the dates/years precisely. Version 7.1 was followed by 2 Enhancement Packages (EhP). In year 2008 there were NetWeaver components name changes announced. Obviously due to several components releases alignment version 7.2 was skipped.

Finally we are entering year 2011 when SAP NetWeaver 7.3 was introduced. Moreover on June 7th a general availability (GA) of this version was introduced. Notice that according SAP's Product Availability Matrix a release date is states as 30.05.2011 but GA is set later.

last update: 08JAN2023

SP21                                 12/2020        End of Mainstream Maintenance:          31.12.2020

SP20                                 12/2019

SP19                                 12/2018

SP18                                 01/2018

SP17                                 04/2017

SP16                                 09/2016

SP15                                 06/2016

SP14                                 10/2015

SP13                                 05/2015

SP12                                 08/2014

SP11                                 03/2014

SP10                                 09/2013

SP09                                 08/2013

SP08                                 03/2013

SP07                                 10/2012

SP06                                 04/2012

SP05                                 11/2011

SP04                                 09/2011

SP03                                 06/2011

SP02                                 03/2011

SP01                                 11/2010

SP00 (Init Shipment Pack)

Major differences are as follows: 7.3 is 64bit only, running on SAP JVM 6 (JAVA) and Unicode only.

See general online documentation here. See SDN homepage of 7.3 here

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