Some great news from PeopleSoft team at Oracle – PeopleTools 8.53 is finally GA. After speaking to the Tools developer team at the last conference it seemed like 8.53 will bring us lots of new goodies with this upgrade, just to name a few:
Oracle’s Secure Enterprise Search – Provides secure, free-text search within PeopleSoft applications across multiple objects and multiple applications. Oracle SES was available in 8.52 but did not really work well with all of the objects and could not be used for navigation
Better Pivot Grids – Offers self-service, real-time, multi-dimensional analytics embedded into PeopleSoft.
PeopleSoft Integration Hub – formerly known as PeopleSoft Portal, utilizes and depends on a lot of the features available in Tools releases. Not coincidentally PIH Featurepacks coincide with Tools releases, please see approximate timeline below:
Crowd outside PeopleSoft Roadmap Session
I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of attendees for PeopleSoft track. Although I was preregistered for the PeopleSoft Roadmap session, and I was late just a few minutes – I could not get in. Me and a few others including Chris Heller and Larry Grey were stuck outside because there were not enough space in 2 auditoriums that can fit around 200 people. You could see the same picture during PeopleTools Roadmap session a little later.
At least I was stuck in the good company!
David Kurtz has uploaded his presentation on PeopleSoft Tuning already. If you are an admin – it is a must see. If you are a developer – still a good read. Thanks David!
I believe this years reception is great. A local band playing, a lot of food and great people. What else can one wish for?
Fujitsu Presentation @ Sunday Keynote
Crowd exiting the Keynote
The first keynote of OOW 2012 is over. Lots of people – I believe more than last year – I did notice a lot less space available. Larry Ellison seems to follow a certain trend for the past few years. This year – again his signature turtleneck, jacket and of course “next slide please”. Hardware and software engineered to work together – isn’t this the Apple motto all along? Just a few words about the keynote:
- Fujitsu introduced new and powerful hardware that can crunch “big data” and help businesses with combining business data with social metrics, that seemed to be overshadowed by Exalogic X3.
- Larry L. introduced 1st in its class multi-tenant database, that should change how we think of the cloud and multi-tenancy when writing applications
- Introduced “private cloud” available on premises of the customer – hard concept to wrap my head around. We’ll have to see more of that explained – I hought this defeats he purpose