PeopleSoft Weekly Issue #39 – 1st May 2013

Issue #39 – 1st May 2013

Thanks to our 450th subscriber, Jonathan from Allen & Overy who signed up live in the UKOUG exhibition hall last week.

News and Latest Developments

Oracle lands massive new PeopleSoft deal

Oracle has won a $100 million ERP project that will replace legacy systems at 34 colleges in Washington state, in a deal that’s a massive boost for its PeopleSoft applications.

Oracle names Succeed ‘Industry Partner of the Year 2013’ 

Fresh from retaining the UKOUG ‘PeopleSoft Partner of the Year’ award, Succeed have now been given another accolade, this time from Oracle themselves. Succeed’s CEO Steve tells the story.

Functional

Business Value Proposition of PeopleSoft T&L 9.2

Jiju Vengal has another Prezi for us, this time on the subject of “Why should you consider an upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2 for Time and Labor”.

Next in the “10 Innovations in PeopleSoft 9.2” series is this post by Oracle’s Roxanne Johnson about the PeopleSoft Projects module and the new features in v9.2.

Richard George from Cedar Crestone discusses how the level of modifications you’ve made to your system affects your approach to upgrade.

Technical

UKOUG PeopleSoft Roadshow 2013 

Succeeder Duncan blogs about the recent PeopleSoft Roadshow held by the UK Oracle User Group. There are some screenshots and notes about features in the next version of Tools (8.54)! Oxfam’s Graham Smith also covered the event here.

Interaction Hub Dependencies

Oracle’s Matthew Haavisto seems to publish something most weeks, and this week is no exception. Matthew has made available a paper showing the dependencies between the Interaction Hub and PeopleTools.

About Java class, HTTP POST and viewContentURL

Jeffrey-Joy Stam from the Blogging About Oracle Applications site shares his solution for what to do if you are on a version of PeopleTools prior to 8.52, but still need to utilise REST.

VirtualBox Appliances for PeopleSoft on VMWare ESXi 

Nicolas Gasparotto documents his method of converting into VMWare VMs the VirtualBox appliances that Oracle are now providing enabling us to use Update Manager.

Reading

The New and Dangerous Threat to Cloud Computing

Oracle’s Bob Evans (SVP, Communications) talks about the biggest threat to cloud computing – customer fatigue. It’s a really illuminating look into Oracle’s strategy on the cloud. “A top tech executive from one of the world’s leading telecom providers said that he’s sick and tired of the squabbles among IT companies over whether private clouds are superior to public clouds, and … the only matter he truly cares about is whether the various solutions deliver to him the business value and flexibility that his company needs”.

The next big trend – the Internet of Things 

How the ‘Internet of Things’ – the term given to Machine-to-Machine communications – is going to transform our lives.

Training

PeopleTools Search Framework

Oracle’s Greg Parikh has made available – for free – 3 short training videos introducing the Search Framework, the architecture behind it and some of the implementation and configuration tasks.

And Finally…

56 Acronyms and Initialisms

A fun video explaining the meanings behind many commonly used acronyms, including many that we didn’t know were abbreviations. Plus, who knew Michael J Fox’s middle name?
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