Unlock new potential for your SAP workloads on Azure with these learning paths

SAP, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, is a mission-critical consideration for companies migrating to Azure. Microsoft and SAP have a strong partnership centered on helping customers successfully migrate their SAP workloads to Azure, offering solutions that can be seamlessly integrated with Azure’s cloud infrastructure:

  • Accelerated cloud savings: As the leading provider for SAP workloads, let us manage your infrastructure as you streamline your cloud spending. 
  • AI intelligence built-in: Harness the power of AI-powered insights to make data-driven decisions that drive your business forward. 
  • Boost productivity and innovation: Integrated apps streamline your team’s workflow and automate repetitive business processes.
  • Enhanced protection: Our multi-layered cloud security ensures your SAP workloads run smoothly, backed by integrated Azure recovery services.

Together, SAP and Microsoft are not just providing tools and services but are also creating ecosystems that foster innovation and transformation, enabling businesses to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. To help you and your team better take advantage of these benefits, we’ve created an array of learning materials and interactive events—from self-guided courses to Virtual Training Days, certifications to conferences—that build your cloud expertise.

Chart your course to expertise with personalized Learning Paths 

Our Microsoft Learn Learning Paths are curated collections of free, online modules and resources designed to help you build specific skills or gain knowledge in a particular technology or subject area. We have a full range of paths related to migrating SAP workloads, including:

Explore Azure for SAP Workloads: Streamline your SAP operations and maximize ROI with our comprehensive Azure training. Empower your team to seamlessly migrate, manage, and optimize SAP workloads on Azure, leveraging its robust infrastructure and specialized tools. This comprehensive training will enhance your SAP performance, drive efficiency, and unlock innovation within your existing environment. 

Deploy SAP on Azure: To boost your SAP efficiency and reliability, your team will master the deployment of SAP solutions on Azure, including single-instance SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver high availability configurations. This expertise will streamline migrations, optimize performance, and ensure smooth operations, ultimately reducing costs and maximizing the value of your SAP investment. 

Explore the foundations of IaaS for SAP on Azure: Unlock the power of Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for your SAP workloads. Our comprehensive training equips your team with the expertise to design and deploy scalable, high-performing SAP solutions on Azure. By mastering essential Azure resources like virtual machines, virtual networks, storage accounts, and Microsoft Entra ID, you’ll optimize your infrastructure for efficiency and resilience, ultimately driving business growth. 

Explore SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances): Optimize your SAP HANA investment as this program equips your team with the expertise to architect, deploy, and manage SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) effectively. By mastering key concepts like high availability, disaster recovery, security, and cost optimization, your business can ensure a resilient, secure, and cost-effective SAP HANA environment in the cloud. 

Plan to deploy the Microsoft Sentinel solution for SAP: This standalone learning module provides an overview of Microsoft Sentinel’s comprehensive security solution for SAP environments. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of the team members involved in designing, deploying, and implementing this solution.

Improve SAP seller productivity with Microsoft Teams and Power Platform: Streamline your sales and service processes with our SAP and Microsoft 365 integration training. Your team will master integrating Teams with SAP Sales and Service Core, enabling seamless collaboration. Additionally, they’ll learn to automate tasks using Power Automate, enhancing productivity and efficiency for your SAP sellers. 

Planning and deploying SAP on Azure: Unlock the power of Azure to optimize your SAP operations. Our comprehensive course teaches you to efficiently deploy, configure, and manage SAP workloads in the cloud. Gain expertise in migrating and operating SAP solutions, mastering essential Azure resources like VMs, storage, and networking. Enhance scalability, performance, and security while reducing costs.

Migrate and Modernize SAP in the Microsoft Cloud: Accelerate your SAP deployment on Azure with our one-day course for experienced SAP professionals. Gain hands-on expertise in setting up Azure infrastructure specifically for SAP, including virtual machines, networking, storage, and identity management. Learn best practices for backup, disaster recovery, and monitoring to ensure optimal performance and reliability of your SAP environment in the cloud. 

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Learn from the pros with live, interactive Virtual Training Days 

Virtual Training Days are instructor-led classes designed to equip individuals and teams with in-demand skills related to cloud migration, AI, and other cutting-edge technologies. We offer Virtual Training Days to help you migrate SAP to Azure, optimizing your performance, reliability, and scalability while reducing costs. In this session, Migrate and Modernize SAP on the Microsoft Cloud, you’ll find out how to secure and monitor SAP workloads on Azure. Come explore how this move enhances productivity, fosters secure collaboration, and gives you AI-powered insights for greater efficiency. Register for our next session here.

Showcase your accomplishments with Certifications 

Microsoft Certifications are the official badges that prove you’ve got the skills, whether it’s Azure, Microsoft 365, or other technologies. Getting certified isn’t just a pat on the back; it’s a ticket to career opportunities and industry recognition. Plus, it keeps you on top of the latest tech trends. So, if you want your IT game strong, Microsoft Certifications are the way to go.

Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads: To qualify for this certification, you need in-depth knowledge of SAP systems and industry standards for migration, integration, and long-term operation on Azure. Professionals in this career collaborate with cloud administrators, database administrators, and clients to implement solutions, recommending services and adjusting resources for optimal performance and resilience.

Connect and learn: Network with industry leaders at the SAP Sapphire conference 

SAP Sapphire 2024 was a series of global events that brought together SAP experts, partners, and customers to explore the latest innovations and strategies in business technology. With a focus on empowering businesses to turn their visions into reality, SAP Sapphire blended in-person and virtual experiences to share valuable insights, practical knowledge, and networking opportunities to help you drive digital transformation and achieve your business goals. 

Azure experts were on hand to share their expertise and discuss developments related to the cloud and AI. Both sessions are available on-demand for viewing:

Unlock innovation with AI on the Microsoft Cloud: We discussed how integrating AI with Azure and SAP solutions can help your organization learn valuable insights, automate processes, and optimize efficiency for your most critical business operations. This session showed participants how to make AI a reality for their organizations, boosting productivity and creating new opportunities for growth. 

Accenture’s RISE with SAP journey with Microsoft and generative AI: Discover how Accenture, a global IT services and consulting firm, successfully migrated to the RISE with SAP solution on Microsoft Cloud, leveraging Microsoft AI solutions for enhanced innovation and efficiency. This collaborative effort among Accenture, Microsoft, and SAP resulted in a transformed enterprise system, delivering greater insights, agility, and operational efficiency.

Explore more SAP sessions delivered at Sapphire here.

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