Microsoft is showcasing mobile tablets, SQL Server 2012, Windows 8, Office, SharePoint and Duet solutions with SAP at the SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando May 14 -16.  There is a very slick video being shown on the Innovation page to give you a feel for the vision of using these two platforms “better together”.

SAP + Microsoft

In conjunction with this event, a  new SQL Server 2012 for SAP white paper was released that discusses new features of SQL Server 2012 and other key SQL Server capabilities that are relevant to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (SR3) and 7.1 products. The white paper deep dives into AlwaysOn: multiple secondaries and backup from secondary, auditing for non-SAP database access, column store for SAP NetWeaver BW, extended online table maintenance and 15,000 partitions/table.