PeopleSoft Weekly Issue #38 – 24th April 2013

Issue #38 – 24th April 2013

News and Latest Developments

PeopleSoft 9.2 VirtualBox Images are available 

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).

3 PeopleTools patches released

The latest patch for the current version of PeopleTools has been released (patch 8.53.03, linked above). Oracle have also released the 8.52.15 patch and the the 8.51.23 patch.

Functional

Oracle Support and Severity versus Escalation

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.

Technical

New Red Paper on Setting Up the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub

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.

Including jQuery within PeopleSoft Safely 

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.

Installing a PeopleSoft v9.2 VirtualBox in less than an hour

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.

Reading

Report: PeopleSoft Leaps forward with Impressive Release 

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.”

Watching

Advisor Sessions on the PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade

@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).

And Finally…

Seeing into your dreams 

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.
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