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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Oracle bid for SAP and Business Objects?

Feed surfing the other night, I came across a rumour indicating that Oracle could potentially take over SAP in this article - Oracle Bid Rumour boosts SAP shares. This would certainly turn Project Fusion in to Confusion. Personally I don’t see how this would get passed the monopolies and merger’s commissions in the various countries affected and I think it’s more likely that Microsoft will take over SAP, although Jeff Nolan has some thoughts to the contrary. Whatever the case, its looking more likely that Oracle will make a move to purchase another BI company as indicated in this article - Oracle Rumoured to be eyeing Business Objects. Great time to be an Oracle Consultant!!

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Kudos: OracleAppsBlog Recognized as Top Oracle Blog Site by WhatIS.com

Posted By: Michael Siebert

OracleAppsBlog.com was recently recognized by WhatIs.com as a “must read” blog for information technology topics covering Oracle.


We are pleased to announce that OracleAppsBlog has recently been recognized as a top blog site for Oracle technology by WhatIs.com.  Specifically, we’ve been deemed a “Favorite Technology Blog” under the Oracle category.  Three other blog sites were also recognized for their contributioins to the Oracle community:

Lewis Cunningham - covers a variety of Oracle technology, especially databases and development;
Mark Rittman - a must read site for all things related to Oracle and Business Intelligence; and
Oracle’s Blogging Network - basically, every executive, developer, or product manager blogger who works for Oracle.  But if I had to place my vote for the most outstanding blog that falls under the Oracle corporate umbrella, it would undoubtedly go to Steven Chan’s blog on Oracle Applications Technology.

Of course, we have our bloggers, readers and over 3,500 forum members from all over the globe to thank for their contributions to the site and their support.  Being recognized as a top site is certainly an honor, and is also a testament to the Oracle applications community and its ability to support one another through blogs and forums.  Keep up the good work!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Oracle EBS Release 11.5.10.2 Vision Instance

I noticed that Solution Beacon now has a Vision Instance of the latest release before R12, namely 11.5.10.2

You can now access any of these three Vision Instances:

Release 11.5.10.2 (a510vis5)
(11.5.10.2 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.7. ATG RUP#3 applied. Family Pack applied current except for HR and BIS)
Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.10.2 from 10/15/2006

Release 11.5.10 (a510vis1)
(11.5.10.0 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.5. No ATG RUPs applied. No additional Consolidated Updates or Family Pack patches applied)
Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.10.0 from 3/27/06

Release 11.5.9 (a159vis2)
(11.5.9.0 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.3. No ATG RUPs applied. No additional Consolidated Updates or Family Pack patches applied)
Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.9 from 3/27/06

Although these environments are all publicly accessible I noticed that when registering for the 11.5.10.2 instance I had to supply them with a CSI (Customer Support Identifier). According to the registration form:-

*NEW - 12/21/2006 - In order for Solution Beacon to be able to continue to provide Vision environments for public use, Oracle now requires us to ask for a Customer Support Identifier (CSI) number which can be obtained through Oracle Support.

Hopefully they’ll have an R12 Vision Instance ready to look at shortly!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Oracle e-Business Suite Online Documentation Library Release 12

Following the recent release of the Oracle EBS 12i media packs, Oracle has now released the full documentation pack for download. You can download the entire documentation CD (only 408.08MB this time) or the individual documents as illustrated below. A lot more posts will be coming up on R12 in the next few days, keep an eye on my del.icio.us R12 links to see what’s on my radar screen.

Oracle Release 12i Documentation Library

Download Oracle E-Business Suite R12

I noticed that E-Business Suite Release 12 is Generally Available, I’m busy downloading it from Oracle’s e-delivery web site. It’s a pretty hefty download, the Linux media pack consists of 72 items totalling 35GB in size.

Here’s a snippet of the download section for the Linux Release 12.0 media pack:

Download Oracle E-Business Suite R12

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