Progress Update: SAP GUI 8.0 Patch 4 Upgrade

Date: April 10, 2024
To: Divisional IT Administrators (who have SAP GUI users that they manage)
From:  Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
Re:  Progress Update: SAP GUI 8.0 Patch 4 Upgrade


Dear divisional IT administrators:

As you may be aware, U of T will be transitioning from the currently unsupported SAP GUI 7.6 (Patch 6) to SAP GUI 8.0 (Patch 4). This update offers performance improvements, and enhanced stability and security.

Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI) has been developing a deployment package and instructions for this upgrade. Initial pilot deployments with select users have highlighted opportunities for further refinement.

To ensure a smooth transition to the new version, we will be conducting additional testing and will refine the deployment package before announcing a broader rollout in early May. We will be encouraging all divisions to upgrade to SAP GUI 8.0 (Patch 4) by June 30, 2024.

Please note that this upgrade will minimally impact business processes and will be easy for users to adapt – once upgraded, users will see a simplified list of connection entries on the Logon Pad, and they will be able to connect to the AMS environment. There will be no changes to the theme.

We appreciate your patience and support as we continue to enhance our deployment process for the benefit of the University community.