March 5, 2014
Issue #72 – 5th March 2014
The UKOUG are holding their annual EMEA PeopleSoftRoadshow on March 26th at Oracle’s City Office in London. This is the must-see event in the PeopleSoft calendar and has great content from Marc Weintraub, Jeff Robbins and an HCM v9.2 customer success story from Succeed!
Quickly following the UKOUG roadshow is the Collaborate conference, held in Las Vegas on 7th-11th April. There’s always a lot of top content here and a strong showing from the user groups involved and Oracle themselves.
Oracle have released CRM 9.2.002, the latest PeopleSoft Update Manager image forPeopleSoft CRM v9.2 (Support login required).
We’re thrilled that Anton de Weger – a legend in both the UK and Australian PeopleSoftmarkets – has allowed himself to be profiled for the ‘how I work’ series.
The Cardinal Point Solutions team have continued their blog series giving us an insight into an implementation of WorkCenters for a fictional client. They have already published episode 5 which is available here
Shelby Melban details a bug that you may encounter when using Chrome to viewPeopleSoft pages running on PeopleTools 8.4x (and an increasing number are using Chrome as browser of choice more recently). Shelby’s PSChrome browser extension
protects against this bug.
A group of students from Florida International University have created a prototype robot that they hope can get disabled members of the police-force back into action. As an added point of interest, it’s using the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset.
Whilst everyone is waiting for the iWatch, could Apple’s next disruptive innovation be in a different market altogether? Can they do for the car dashboard what they’ve done with other devices?
Many people read the XKCD web-comic, however this slight departure is one of the most intelligent and useful informational graphics we’ve ever seen
Oracle University have released updated versions of their PeopleSoft training courses, many now providing content for the v9.2 applications. Each course is available either in classroom format or via web-based delivery.
and One More Thing …
There’s a fair chance that you’ve seen this already as it’s had 15m views, but it’s a particularly amusing/cruel prank where a window is replaced with a TV screen, and some unsuspecting job interviewees try to maintain professionalism while the TV shows realistic looking impending armageddon.
February 26, 2014
Issue #71 – 26th February 2014
Oracle have announced the first certifications of Microsoft Office 2013 with PeopleSoft. Initially it’s limited to Excel 2013, running on Windows 7, and only for Tools 8.53.11 and above. Word 2013 certification, plus certification for Excel 2013 on Windows 8 is planned for a future release (Support login required).
One of Succeed’s strongest Techs, and our Tech Practice Lead – Simon Wilson answers the ‘how i work’ questions.
Brad Worley on the Animato blog has posted an entry on the steps that you should take to get Manager Self Service implemented successfully. We were pleased to see that there is a section for ‘continuous service improvement’, so it’s not just a 1 hit ‘install it and leave it’ solution, but something that can improve and grow with the business.
The Cardinal Point Solutions team have continued their blog series giving us an insight into an implementation of WorkCenters for a fictional client. This week they cover the thought behind which queries to use, and where they are to be placed in the workcenter.
Jim Marion is presenting a couple of sessions at the upcoming Alliance conference. If you’re lucky enough to be able to go, make sure that you add his sessions into your agenda planner.
Vijay on the Citagus Blog has a walkthrough for installing Oracle Secure Enterprise Search – which you’ll need for the new v9.2 applications.
Wade ‘Smart Panda’ Coombs has a short entry on SMTP authentication in the App and Batch servers, and which versions of Tools the passwords need encrypting in.
Google has bought SlickLogin, a sound-based password security startup. They have the smart idea of getting your computer to play a unique but virtually inaudible sound which is picked up by your mobile phone, which then contacts SlickLogin’s servers and confirms your identity.
There’s a clever new mobile app called ‘Glove’ that will tell you – based on the locations that you use – which mobile network is best for you. The makers claim that 75% of us could be using a better carrier. It’s only available in 2 locations at launch, and is Android only initially, but will grow capability over time.
Google has acquired quite a few robotics companies over the last few months. This article gives a rundown of what areas each of the acquisitions specialises in.
Westfield – the global owner/operator of Shopping Centres – usePeopleSoft, and are currently upgrading to PeopleSoft v9.2. In this 2 minute video Peter Bourke (Westfield’s IT Director) discusses the benefits that it brings.
This 7 minute video talks us through what we’ll need to use the new PeopleSoft In Memory Labor Rules and Monitoring functionality, and the benefits that we’ll realise if we do. The narrator talks really fast, but there is a lot of info in this video.
and One More Thing …
An interactive video, in which you can watch as F1 ace Nico Rosberg takes the 2014 McLaren Mercedes on a lap around the historic Silverstone course, but the best thing is that you can use your mouse to pan around as he drives.