Issue #38 – 24th April 2013
News and Latest Developments
The VirtualBox instances to go with the new PeopleSoft Update Manager functionality have been released. They’re pre-built images containing PeopleSoft HCM, Financials or ELM version 9.2 running on PeopleTools 8.53.02. Even if you’re not using them for Update Manager, it’s a great way to get a PeopleSoft Sandbox up and running quickly (support login required).
Steve Canter from Smart ERP explains the best way of working with Oracle Support, and why increasing the severity of an Oracle Service Request is very different from requesting escalation.
Richa Dubey has published the 3rd part in the ‘10 Innovations in PeopleSoft 9.2’ series, focusing on the new Dashboards and WorkCenters (and handily explains the distinction).
From Kristen Emery here is number 7 in the series of ’10 Innovations in PeopleSoft 9.2′. She details where the new activity guides and train stops have been added in each application, illustrated with some eye-candy screenshots.
Oracle’s Matthew Haavisto has published a new Red Paper on setting up the latest incarnation of the Enterprise Portal, including topics such as Single Sign-on, Unified Navigation and Synching Roles and Personalisations.
Jim Marion has written a post showing how to add jQuery within Pagelets and demonstrates safeguarding against multiple pagelets adding duplicate versions of jQuery. As always, Jim helps in the comments too.
Hakan Biroglu has a very thorough walkthrough of the process of downloading, installing and configuring a PeopleSoft 9.2 VirtualBox. He also has a post on why he’s switching from VM Ware to VirtualBox.
IDC have released a report praising the 9.2 releases of PeopleSoft. “In our opinion, there’s a lot to like in PeopleSoft 9.2.”
@PSFT_Support shared the above link to several webinars on the upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2 and associated topics, like Absence Management in 9.2, Time & Labour in 9.2 and on the PeopleTools 8.53 upgrade. These have been recorded and are available from the archive at the above URL (support login required).
Researchers have found a method of predicting what people are seeing while they dream. Some clever Japanese scientists have come up with a decoding program that analyzes brain activity while people sleep.