SAP GUI for Windows 7.40

SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 is the successor to SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 which will be out of of support as of 14th of July 2015 (restricted support until 31st of October 2015). With the new release SAP GUI for Windows was carefully improved to provide the end-user with an interface where information is presented in a logical and easy-to-understand way. Several visual and usability improvements have been implemented to help users organize and complete their daily work quickly and efficiently.

The new SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 has been shipped on 8th of October 2014 and introduces the following useful enhancements:

  • Blue Crystal Design: SAP Blue Crystal is a new visual design theme which succeeds Corbu. It provides a consistent, responsive design that allows users to seamlessly experience the SAP GUI and NWBC elements. The background texture has a stroke pattern in white and light blue with a gradient layer.
  • SAP GUI for Windows / Netweaver Business Client - Integration: SAP GUI for Windows can be embedded into NWBC, so the user has one shell that unifies both frontends. One desktop/taskbar icon consolidates NWBC and SAP GUI sessions, tasks, frequently used links etc. in a tabbed view NWBC frame.
  • SAP UI Landscape: SAP UI Landscape unifies the persisted connection and connection configuration Data from SAP GUI for Windows, SAP GUI for Java and NWBC in a modern and easier way through one single XML file. There are no more split configuration files for the different SAP GUIs like sapmsg.ini, entries in the windows services file or saplogon.ini

An up-to-date list of new features is available in SAP Note 2022335.

Lifecycle information:

  • Delivery: 8th of October 2014 ("Productive Release" & "Default Release")
  • End of maintenance: 9th of January 2018 (end of support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012)
  • Please note that SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 is out of maintenance since 14th of July 2015 (restricted maintenance until 31st of October 2015) - therefore we recommend to start planning your upgrade to release 7.40 now.

More detailed information on the lifecycle of SAP GUI can be found in SAP Note 147519.

Supported platforms:

  • Windows Vista (only "Business", "Ultimate" and "Enterprise" editions)
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 7 (only "Business", "Ultimate" and "Enterprise" editions)
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server
  • Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 (only "Business", "Ultimate" and "Enterprise" editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2
  • Windows 10 (only „Professional“ and „Enterprise“ editions) – supported as of patchlevel 4

More detailed information on the platforms supported by SAP GUI can be found in SAP Note 66971.

Various other pieces of information related to SAP GUI can be found on the SAP GUI Homepage in SAP SCN.