PeopleSoft Weekly Issue #45 – 12th June 2013

Issue #45 – 12th June 2013

News and Latest Developments

PeopleSoft CRM 9.2 is Available

The latest release of the CRM application has been made available to download from eDelivery/Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. (Support Login Required.)

Salesforce names former Oracle exec as President

In a move slightly reminiscent of Oracle’s hiring of ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd, Salesforce have appointed former Oracle executive VP for North America Keith Block as their President and Vice Chairman. It’s a big announcement for Salesforce and further fires the feud between Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff.

New PeopleTools patches released

Oracle have released the 8.53.04 patch (linked to above) and the 8.52.16 patch. (Support login required.)

Functional

PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 – Investing in Innovation

A 13 minute PodCast/interview with Amira Morcos (Snr Director of Product Management for PeopleSoft Financials). Topics covered include mobile solutions, analytics, automation of core business flows Oracle’s commitment to continue improving the product.

Technical

My Reports with No Reports?

There’s a new post on the My Tech Speak blog showing which Integration Broker Service Operations to activate if the My Reports homepage pagelet isn’t showing any report output.

Updated Paper on Configuring a Contemporary User Experience

Matthew Haavisto has posted an updated version of the red paper on configuring a contemporary UI using the Interaction Hub.

Daniel Kibler posts his findings on the differences between how JavaScript is handled in Tools 8.53 and 8.49.

PeopleSoft Temporary Directories

Randy from the Remote PS Admin blog has noticed that in PeopleTools 8.53 Oracle has changed how the TEMP and TMP environment variables are handled.

Reading

10 Years on

Chris Heller (from Grey Heller) has noticed that the 10th anniversary of the Oracle takeover has passed. Much has changed in the intervening decade, but PeopleSoft does seem to be holding strong. (Grey Heller are making good sales of their PeopleSoft products, and Succeed has recently won another greenfield PeopleSoft project.)

Richard George of Cedar Crestone discusses the benefits of a hosted PeopleSoft solution and shows that there are many cases where it can deliver real value and savings. He also compares it to a SasS solution and concludes that there are genuine advantages to hosting there too.
A 10 minute video showing some of the improvements available in 9.2. Some of the areas getting focus are the Interaction Hub, Enterprise Search, Dashboards and Workcenters, the new patching process and the Company Directory mobile solution.

And Finally…

Facebook’s Data Centre contained an Actual Cloud

It seems a touch ironic, but Facebook’s first data centre once had an issue with a ‘real cloud’ materialising and raining on its servers, or as they put it “a humidity event”.
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