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September 15, 2008  10:21 AM

SAP’s new Microsoft .NET-compatible NetWeaver tool

Posted by: JackDanahy
duet, microsoft, netweaver

The SAP-Microsoft partnership, so momentous on paper, is actually quite modest, limited as it is to Duet. A recent readership survey indicated that many SAP customers are either unfamiliar...

March 13, 2008  10:22 AM

Microsoft targets SAP

Posted by: JackDanahy
CRM, duet, dynamics, erp

The inherent tension in the Microsoft-SAP alliance was spelled out by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during his keynote at yesterday's Convergence 2008 event: "SAP is sometimes a collaborator, sometimes competition." Competition is the aspect of the relationship that is coming to the forefront right...

May 17, 2007  6:41 PM

SAP and Microsoft keeps dancing — and competing

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, allinone, axapta, business one, duet, dynamics, microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The peculiar SAP-Microsoft partnership continues to deepen. We've written about this in the past, but I think Jon Reed summed up the situation best with the image of "one set of hands shaking and...

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April 24, 2007  6:30 PM

Sapphire 2007 quick takes

Posted by: ITKE
duet, harmony, microsoft, SAP, sapphire

Sapphire has been a little odd this year. Not just because Shai Agassi quit and left a sizable keynote spot open (since filled by Philip Lay, managing director of The Chasm Group Advisors,) but because of the uneven pacing. Rather than start with a big bang with all the key announcements on day...

January 29, 2007  10:11 PM

SAP trends 2007, part three

Posted by: ITKE
duet, enterprise, erp, mysap, netweaver, SAP, soa, upgrade

Following the predictions of Logos GmbH founder Axel Angeli and Ventana CEO Mark...

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November 17, 2006  2:39 PM

New SearchSAP News Editor

Posted by: ITKE
duet, SAP

I'm Jon Franke, the new news editor here at Just for a little background, I got my start in technology installing Web Content Management software early in my career. Since then, I have been an analyst covering "Dynamic Content Software" for...

August 25, 2006  1:57 PM

SearchSAP readers speak out on Duet

Posted by: ITKE
duet, mendocino, microsoft, SAP

What do real-life SAP users think about Duet? We recently asked our readers to share their two cents on the new product. The vast majority of the 100+ readers who were kind enough to submit comments to us were overwhelmingly positive. No doubt about it -- the buzz we saw around the Duet booth at...

August 23, 2006  9:26 AM

Podcast: SAP, Microsoft Duet software costs, viability questioned

Posted by: ITKE
duet, microsoft, SAP

I recently interviewed Jim Murphy, a research director at Boston-based AMR Research Inc. about his recent survey of SAP customers on the jointly developed SAP-Microsoft Duet software. Overall, respondents saw the value that could be gained using the software, which melds SAP data with the familiar...

August 11, 2006  2:29 PM

SAP, Microsoft Duet versus Lotus Notes?

Posted by: ITKE
duet, microsoft, SAP

AMR Research recently surveyed a group of SAP customers who were familiar with the new Microsoft-SAP Duet software and came out with some interesting albeit very preliminary results.


July 20, 2006  3:37 PM

SAP readies Duet additions

Posted by: ITKE
duet, mendocino, microsoft, SAP

Developer tools that allow companies customize unique scenarios and enable independent software vendors to develop new features will be released. SAP plans to make an announcement in September at

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