PeopleSoft Weekly Issue #62 – 13th November 2013

Issue #62 – 13th November 2013

News and Latest Developments

PeopleSoft CRM 9.2 Image Released

Oracle has released the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) image for CRM 9.2. Although images for HCM, Financials and ELM have been out for a while, this is the first CRM image that has been released (Support Login Required).

PeopleSoft HCM – Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

PeopleSoft has already delivered some functionality related to the new Defense of Marriage Act, and they plan on delivering additional functionality which will make compliance with this law even easier. Oracle have published further details in the linked Position Paper.
Jiju Vengal has an entry on the HRoi Blog about the integration between PeopleSoft HCM and Taleo, who it is available for, what it delivers, and how you must setup your structures in order for it to work.

Derek Tomei talks about the different types of testing seen on PeopleSoft projects, which ones you should perform, and the sequence that they should be performed in.

Rebekah Jackson continues her series of helpful hints on planning your upgrade toPeopleSoft 9.2. This week she talks about using the VirtualBox instances to quickly provision a demonstration environment.

Technical

Wildcard Certificates and PeopleSoft keystores 

Wade ‘Smart Panda’ Coombs discusses adding wildcard certificates toPeopleSoft keystores, and how you can apply them to multiple systems without creating a new CSR.

PeopleTools REST: Everything you need to know

Graham Smith from Oxfam presented at OpenWorld on PeopleSoft and REST services. He has posted his presentation on his blog, alongside a download link for the code samples.

Reading

The Four Degrees of Understanding Data

David Scott on the Mipro blog talks about the different stages of understanding the data in your system, and how you move from Data to Information to Knowledge to Wisdom.

Amazing Plane Memorial 

On Tuesday, September 19th, 1989 UTA Flight 772 exploded whilst passing over the Sahara Desert. French investigators determined a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan terrorists to be the cause. All 170 people on board died. This story (which we’ve linked to above via the urban myth checking website Snopes.com) shows the incredible memorial that the families have created, which is visible from Google Maps (scroll down to see screenshots).

Infographic

Larry Grey gave an interesting presentation at the UKOUG Apps conference a couple of weeks ago on preventing people from Hacking PeopleSoft. Here Jillian Ponek follows up with a blog post on data breaches containing a nicely laid out infographic.

Watching

A 15 minute interview with Oracle President Mark Hurd about Oracle’s buy/build strategy, its recent results and whether Mark would like the role that he’s hotly tipped for, the top job at Microsoft.

And Finally…

Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet

This pair of clever Swedes have developed a revolutionary cycle helmet. The video is worth watching too, as it shows the helmet in action.

Spotted by Paul Czarapata and Dan Kibler on Twitter, this is a great new concept for a camera. It’s a ball of lenses that you throw in the air and it captures a 360 degree panorama.

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