TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Streamlined the SAP Unicode Conversion Process to Minimize User Impact and Enhance Performance  (Level 300)
TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Streamlined the SAP Unicode Conversion Process to Minimize User Impact and Enhance Performance (Level 300)
Event ID: 1032348439
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft SQL Server.
Audience(s): IT Implem_IT Generalist.
Join this webcast to find out how Microsoft, like many large organizations, relies on SAP AG enterprise resource planning (ERP) products to manage the day-to-day operations of its business. Newer SAP releases require the use of the Unicode codepage. In an effort to cause the least impact to SAP users and interfaces, minimize downtime, and equal pre-conversion SAP system performance, Microsoft IT developed a process that streamlined the conversion process requirements from one week to 22 hours. Only 15 of those hours were required for the actual conversion process. This process included exporting data through multiple servers, minimizing export and import times, and splitting large tables into as many as 13 packages. As a result, critical import and export times improved, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 log space requirements were minimized during data imports.

Presenter: Elke Bregler, Senior Technologist, Microsoft Corporation

Elke Bregler joined Microsoft in January 2003 as technologist for the SAP Basis team. She has worked on major Basis projects like the 4.7 R/3 Upgrade, the design and execution of the disaster recovery exercise, and the Unicode conversion. Before joining Microsoft, Elke worked in Germany as Basis consultant for SAP AG and as a developer and support person in the IT department of a mid-sized industrial company. In her current role, she focuses on process improvements in global teams and world class support of Microsoft SAP installations. Elke has presented at ASUG and SAP administration and project conferences, and frequently speaks to customers worldwide about Microsoft SAP development and operations strategies. Elke has a Dipl.-Inform. (FH) degree in computer science and business administration from Fachhochschule Karlsruhe, Germany.

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