Monday, March 18, 2013


Here’s the latest successor within SAP GUI family. It is SAP GUI for Windows 7.30. The 73 version is available as of 9th of April 2013. The major changes within this version are related to improved end-user’s interface where information is presented in a logical and easy-to-understand way. Also several others visual and usability improvements are available to enable users organize and complete their working tasks within the SAP environment in efficient way.

As this version of GUI is Windows based following Windows version are supported: platforms: Windows XP / 2003 Server, Windows Vista (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise only), Windows 2008 Server, Windows 7 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise  only), Windows 2008 R2 Server Windows 8 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise only), Windows Server 2012.

Here’s a short list of 7.30 enhancements:

Floating Docking Containers: Docking containers can be positioned individually by end users. Dragging the container with the mouse to north, west, east or south positions helps adjusting the screen layout for individual needs.

Personalized TAB Order: Users can define their own TAB order within SAP screens. The new TAB order allows users to jump to the next screen element of interest. Screen elements not included in the TAB order can still be accessed by mouse clicks.

Corbu Design: this is another SAP GUI design. This design comes with a reduced contrast when compared to SAP Signature Design and improves the integration of SAP GUI into other SAP components like NWBC which also offer Corbu Designs.

Branding Area: A company specific logo (corporate branding, product branding) can be embedded into the top right corner of the SAP screen. This new branding area will help administrators to generate additional corporate communication and corporate identity. It can be used in SAP Signature Design and in Corbu Design.

Signature Color Themes: New color themes can be applied system and client specific: Users are enabled to easily select different Signature color themes for test, development or productive systems and clients etc. This leads to a clear overview over the system landscape.

System Comments in SAP Logon: Users can add system specific notes or information. This new edit area will help users to manage and comment the system landscape.

SNC indication icon in the status bar: A small icon in the SAP GUI status bar indicates whether the connection between SAP GUI and application server is secured (SNC is activated) or not.

End of maintenance for this version of SAP GUI is set to 15th of July 2015 (end of support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010). SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 is out of maintenance as of 9th of April 2013.

For the download of  SAP GUI 7.3 see post: SAP GUI - where to download it?

For full list of SAP GUI 7.3 features see SAP note 1670678.

- update 28/11/2-13 –

There is a following document about configuring and administering SAP GUI available in SDN: SAP GUI Administration. Basically there is in-depth description of GUI registry entries, different folders used by GUI, *.ini files configuration, themes descriptions etc.

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