Issue #67 – 15th January 2014
News and Latest Developments
Oracle have decided to adopt an aggressive approach with the next version of PeopleTools and browser support. Instead of supporting selected older versions, the minimum supported browser versions will be those at the time of general release, so Internet Explorer 11 will be the minimum! Older versions will be supported (back to IE 9) however only with the ‘classic UI’. Companies wishing to make use of the exciting changes coming in the 8.54 UI need to be on the latest releases. It’s an interesting change of approach, and one that will enable them to take advantage of new browser capabilities much sooner (Support Login required).
Rakesh Subhagan has written the first post in what he promises will be a series on BI Publisher within PeopleSoft. This post details the setup tasks and skills you need before you start your first report.
Chromebooks (Google’s low cost netbooks) came from nowhere to take 10% of the US business computer market in 2013. That’s an incredible leap when you consider that iPads only have 15% of the market. The biggest loser was Windows Notebooks, the only bright spot for Microsoft being Windows tablets taking 2% of the market.
Slideshare have shared their most viewed items of the last year, and this infographic caught our eye. It has some genuinely interesting stats about the differences between Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y people and their habits.
Sharks that swim close to any popular beaches on the south west coast of Australia will tweet their location, warning beachgoers of their presence. We predict an increase in demand for waterproof phone cases. Via JP Rangaswami.