Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 07-DEC-2011


From the Oracle E-Business Technology blog:

and a few good release 12 notes collected by one of our top SDMs:

New JDE Release Out

Oracle Announces Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.1

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne delivers a major new release for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product line including a next generation user experience for all JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 Application releases. This is the most significant new release for the JD Edwards application suite in over 5 years!

Background Information

Thousands of organizations around the world rely on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications for their daily business operations. Supporting every JD Edwards EnterpriseOne installation is a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools release which delivers a scalable, platform independent, secure and reliable platform for the application modules and the supporting infrastructure technologies from Oracle and other technology companies. Since all JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users interact with Tools through every inquiry, report, and transaction, every JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customer will benefit from improvements to the Tools releases.

These tools releases are designed to be “backward compatible” meaning a customer can apply a new tools release without a corresponding application upgrade. See below for specific backward compatibility details. This allows customers to rapidly add value to their enterprise applications without changes to their business processes.

Tools 9.1 dramatically improves the end user experience for all JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications

· The traditional left-hand navigation is replaced with modern drop down menus, graphical navigation pages, and a carousel. As a result, users can much more quickly access frequently used applications and reports, report output, and open applications.

· Many improvements to the browser based user interface including a modern look and feel, advance interactive query capability, improvements to the line items grid, and seamless search and select dialogs.

· End user personalization capabilities to increase end user productivity and simplify upgrades by reducing the degree of customizations required. Users have the ability to create, save and auto-execute queries on any JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application form. They can also interactively create custom grid formats to meet their requirements including the ability to hide, show, freeze, and unfreeze columns in the grid.

Tools 9.1 continues to lower the customer Total Cost of Ownership

· Improvements which leverage the certification of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application Management Suite for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. In addition to prior support for proactive system monitoring and administration, Tools 9.1 provides additional details on the processes running on the JD Edwards server including mission critical call object kernel and batch processing.

· To simplify the process of configuring High Availability solutions for a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne implementation, several new server clustering options are available including the clustering of the Business Services Server (BSSV) and the Real Time Events Transaction server (RTE). Also, Oracle Active Data Guard has been certified to provide a disaster recovery solution for the JD Edwards database.

· Improvements to system Performance and Scalability. The embedded Oracle BI Publisher reporting capability is improved to handle very large (>2GB) reports. A faster table conversions process was added to support the faster conversion of database tables during an application upgrade. Also, complex database join operations against large data sets execute much faster in many cases, such as the Customer Service Inquiry application.

Tools 9.1 further leverages the technology stack

· Certification of the latest Oracle technology stack components, including Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g PS4

· Uplifted certification of browser technologies including Internet Explorer and Firefox

· Certification of latest server infrastructure technologies from IBM and Microsoft, including AIX 7.1, Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010.

Key Facts

· Available as part of standard maintenance, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 is available for Application releases 9.0 including Updates 1 & 2.

· JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 is not compatible with Application releases prior to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications 9.0.

· JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 will also be compatible with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications 9.1 when that product is released.

Resources and other information

· Press release

· Customer facing version of this announcement on My Oracle Support

· Video Demos of the Tools 9.1 User Interface (see Tools 9.1 playlist)

· Upgrade Value Proposition for Tools 9.1

· Release Notes for Tools 9.1 (included in Upgrade Value Proposition)

· (All) Releases Documentation Overview

· Tools 9.1 Online Learning Library (Product documentation)

· Tools 9.1 Data Sheet

· User Experience Data Sheet

· Tools 9.1 Release Overview Functional Transfer of Information

· Tools 9.1 User Experience Improvements Functional Transfer of Information

· Tools 9.1 Frequently Asked Questions

· Minimum Technical Requirements for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

· Oracle Application Management Suite for JD Edwards data sheet

· JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Whitepaper library


Catch the latest WebLogic Weekly for December 5th, 2011, at The WebLogic Server Blog

And a set of slides to check out for a good overview of WLS 12c: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Developer Overview Slides.

Great Bloggers: Charles Hooper

Charles Hooper continues to impress me as the most thorough technologist online. Consider these two items from his recent blog postings. In one he ran into an intermittent problem on OTN and dove in at great depth. The process will give you a lot of insight into how to troubleshoot the Web: Internal Server Error – Contact Your System Administrator.

and his approach to a problem of whether some key performance options are part of standard RDBMS edition, or only enterprise: Stored Outlines (Plan Stability) are an Enterprise Edition Feature? A Self-Conflicting Story


Over at Pythian, a much cited posting on De-Confusing SSD (for Oracle Databases).


There was a movie called the 13 Steps. This posting has nothing to do with that: Integrate OBIEE 11g with OAM 11g for Single Sign-On in 13 steps. It's over at the Online Apps DBA blog.

Rittman Mead posts on Calling BI Publisher 11g Web Services from BPEL.

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