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Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.4 Certified with E-Business Suite

Steven Chan - Fri, 2011-02-18 16:31
Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.4 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1. OID 11.1.1.4 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.4.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 3. Certified E-Business Suite releases are: * EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher * EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher * EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.3.0 can be integrated with two single sign-on solutions for EBS environments: * With Oracle Single Sign-On Server 10g (10.1.4.3.0) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i, 12.0.x or 12.1.1) * With Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x) Steven Chan http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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Portal 11.1.1.4 Certified with E-Business Suite

Steven Chan - Fri, 2011-02-18 16:09
Portal 11g (11.1.1.4) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release. Portal 11.1.1.4 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.4.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 3. Certified E-Business Suite releases are: * EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher * EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher * EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher Steven Chan http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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Identifying Data Model Changes Between EBS 12.1.3 and Prior EBS Releases

Steven Chan - Thu, 2011-02-17 12:11
The EBS 12.1.3 Release Content Document (RCD, Note 561580.1) summarizes the latest functional and technology stack-related updates in a specific release. The E-Business Suite Electronic Technical Reference Manual (eTRM) summarizes the database objects in a specific EBS release. Those are useful references, but sometimes you need to find out which database objects have changed between one EBS release and another. This kind of information about the differences or deltas between two releases is useful if you have customized or extended your EBS instance and plan to upgrade to EBS 12.1.3. Where can you find that information? Answering that question has just gotten a lot easier. You can now use a new EBS Data Model Comparison Report tool: * EBS Data Model Comparison Report Overview (Note 1290886.1) This new tool lists the database object definition changes between the following source and target EBS releases: 1. EBS 11.5.10.2 and EBS 12.1.3 2. EBS 12.0.4 and EBS 12.1.3 3. EBS 12.1.1 and EBS 12.1.3 4. EBS 12.1.2 and EBS 12.1.3 Steven Chan http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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Sun JRE 1.6.0_24 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Steven Chan - Tue, 2011-02-15 14:13
The mismanaged session cookie issue (now fixed) may have made you a little nervous about automatically applying new JRE updates. To reassure you on that front: * Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_24 (a.k.a. JRE 6u24) is certified with E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12. * JRE 1.6.0_24 contains the fixes for the mismanaged session cookie issue that were originally released as part of JRE 1.6.0_23. All JRE releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops from JRE 1.6.0_03 and higher. We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. In other words, you do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE releases to your EBS users' desktops. If you wish, your desktop administrators can enable the Java "Automatic updates" option on your end-users' desktops. Steven Chan http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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EBS 12.0 Minimum Requirements for Extended Support Finalized

Steven Chan - Tue, 2011-02-15 13:53
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0 will transition from Premier Support to Extended Support on February 1, 2012. New EBS 12.0 patches will be created and tested during Extended Support against the minimum patching baseline documented in our E-Business Suite Error Correction Support Policy (Note 1195034.1). These new technical requirements have now been finalized. To be eligible for Extended Support, all EBS 12.0 customers must apply the EBS 12.0.6 Release Update Pack and a set of technology stack infrastructure updates and updates for EBS products if they're shared or fully-installed. The complete set of minimum EBS 12.0 baseline requirements are listed in: * E-Business Suite Error Correction Support Policy (Note 1195034.1) Steven Chan http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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ATG Live Webcast Feb. 24th: Using the EBS 12 SOA Adapter

Steven Chan - Mon, 2011-02-14 14:42
Our next ATG Live Webcast is now open for registration. The event is titled: * E-Business Suite R12.x SOA Using the E-Business Suite Adapter This live one-hour webcast will offer a review of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) capabilities within E-Business Suite R12 focusing on the E-Business Suite Adapter. While primarily focused on integrators and developers, understanding SOA capabilities is important for all E-Business Suite technologists and superusers. Bill Sawyer http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/applications/ebs/index.html
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ATG Live Webcast Replay Available: EBS 12 OAF Rich UI Enhancements

Steven Chan - Thu, 2011-02-10 11:50
The E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group is thrilled at the response to our first ATG Live Webcast. Following up to that event, I am pleased to provide the links to replay the event and download the presentation file. The Latest E-Business Suite R12.x OA Framework Rich User Interface Enhancements Original Recording Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Replay Link (Note: You will need an Oracle.com account to view the replay.) Presentation Download Link Bill Sawyer http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/applications/ebs/index.html
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New Whitepaper: Upgrading EBS 11i Forms + OA Framework Personalizations to EBS 12

Steven Chan - Wed, 2011-02-09 12:25
Personalizations are -- and have always been -- one of the safest and most upgradable ways to "customize" your Oracle E-Business Suite screens, both for Oracle Forms-based screens and for Oracle Application Framework-based pages. However, the upgrade from Release 11i to Release 12.1 spans many years of EBS evolution, during which time Oracle has actively been building many new features and modules. A lot has changed in Oracle E-Business Suite that may affect upgrading your personalizations from 11i to 12.1. We have published a new note on My Oracle Support that discusses ways to evaluate your existing personalizations: * Upgrading Form Personalizations and OA Framework Personalizations from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i to 12.1 (Note 1292611.1) Sara Woodhull http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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Safari 5 certified with EBS Release 12 on Apple Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Steven Chan - Sun, 2011-02-06 15:52
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.4 or higher, and 12.1.2 or higher) is now certified with the Safari 5 browser on the following Apple Mac OS X desktop configurations: Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") * Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard" version 10.5.6 or higher) along with any other security and Java updates listed in the 'Software Update' program on the Mac * Safari version 5 (5.0.2 or higher) * Apple Java/JRE plugin 5 (1.5.0_13 or higher) Mac OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard") * Mac OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard" version 10.6.3 or higher) along with any other security and Java updates listed in the 'Software Update' program on the Mac. * Safari version 5 (5.0.2 or higher) * Apple Java/JRE plugin 6 (1.6.0_20 or higher) John Abraham
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Oracle Discoverer (10.1.2.3) certified with EBS R12 on IBM: Linux on System z

Steven Chan - Mon, 2011-01-31 12:50
Oracle Discoverer 10g (10.1.2.3) is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.2 or higher) on the IBM: Linux on System z platform. With this certification, Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.2.3) is now fully certified with E-Business Suite on Linux on System z. Specifically, the following OracleAS 10.1.2.3 components are now certified for external integration with E-Business Suite R12 environments: * Single Sign-On 10.1.2.3 * Oracle Internet Directory 10.1.2.3 * Discoverer 10.1.2.3 * Portal 10.1.4.2 (as included in OracleAS 10.1.2.3) * Web Cache 10.1.2.3 John Abraham
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Database 10gR2 10.2.0.5 Certified with EBS on 14 Additional Platforms

Steven Chan - Tue, 2011-01-25 18:45
As a follow-on to the original certification announcement (on July 2, 2010), Oracle Database 10gR2 Patch Set 10.2.0.5.0 is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and R12 on the following additional platforms: Platforms certified for 11i (11.5.10 CU2+ATG_PF.H.delta.6 (RUP 6) and higher) * IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1) * Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (8, 9, 10) * Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) (See Note 1) Platforms certified for R12 (12.0.4 and higher) and 12.1 (12.1.1 and higher): * HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31) * IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1) * Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (8, 9, 10) * Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) (See Note 1) John Abraham
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Reminder: ATG Live Webcast Jan. 27th - EBS 12 OAF Rich UI Enhancements

Steven Chan - Tue, 2011-01-25 02:05
Reminder: the E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) is presenting our first ATG Live Webcast this week. The one-hour event will be webcast live with a dial-in access for Q&A with the Applications Technology Group (ATG) Development experts presenting the event. The basic information for the event is as follows: The Latest E-Business Suite R12.x OA Framework Rich User Interface Enhancements Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time Presenters: * Prabodh Ambale, Senior Manager, ATG Development * Gustavo Jimenez, Development Manager, ATG Development Bill Sawyer http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/applications/ebs/index.html
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In-Depth: Thoughts on Testing from a Battle-Scarred Support Engineer

Steven Chan - Mon, 2011-01-24 15:05
"The more I practice, the luckier I seem to get." "If you think safety is expensive, just try having an accident." The two quotes above I think pretty accurately sum up the importance of preparation and planning. The first has been attributed to various professional golfers over the years and suggests luck is never accidental. If things work, they work for a reason and that reason is usually because of good preparation, not good luck. The second quote has been attributed to various airline industry executives. Here the message is that however much time, and inevitably money, that you spend making sure your planes do not crash, it will cost you considerably more if one of them does. The real message is of course that planning and preparation pay off in the long term and, in the context of your Oracle Applications upgrade, you can conclude that successful upgrades are the result of good testing, not good fortune. This article is just a few thoughts from a battle-scarred Support Engineer on why good testing is crucial to the success of your system and why it is important for you to thoroughly test any patches, upgrades or migrations before carrying out the work on your production environment. The great majority of the work that you do in any project will be testing. Underestimate it at your peril. Testing is not simply a necessary evil which has to be endured before the inevitable, white-knuckle ride of the production upgrade. Testing is not where you should be cutting corners. Testing is where you should be going into every conceivable corner you can find and looking for something that might, without warning, jump out of the shadows and derail your production upgrade. Nick Quarmby
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Upgrading EBS 12 to DB 11g with Physical Standby Enabled

Steven Chan - Fri, 2011-01-21 17:08
It's possible to use Oracle Data Guard to create physical standby databases for disaster recovery. E-Business Suite users can configure their environments with the latest version of Oracle Data Guard 11g by following the documents linked in this article: * Business Continuity for EBS Using Oracle 11g Physical Standby DB When upgrading a database to a new release, you can upgrade the Data Guard Physical Standby database inline to minimize the downtime. To achieve this in an EBS 12 environment, additional manual configuration steps are needed on both the primary and standby systems. These manual steps allow redo to be shipped from the primary and applied on the standby during the upgrade. Sreelatha Doma
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Reminder: Error Correction Support for DB 10gR2 10.2.0.4 Ends April 30, 2011

Steven Chan - Thu, 2011-01-20 14:17
Experienced Apps DBAs know that they need to monitor database support windows for their E-Business Suite environments. For an in-depth discussion about how database support policies affect E-Business Suite users, see: * On Database Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users An important deadline is approaching if you're still running any E-Business Suite release on the 10gR2 10.2.0.4 database. New 10gR2 patches produced after April 30, 2011 will require 10.2.0.5. No new patches will be produced for 10.2.0.4 after that date. Steven Chan http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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E-Business Suite Release 12 Certified With Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows x64)

Steven Chan - Wed, 2011-01-19 17:57
I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.1 or higher) is now certified with Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) on both the application and database tiers through a certified migration of an existing Release 12 installation. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is a Windows x64 (64-bit) only operating system and is the latest Windows server version. John Abraham
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Critical Patch Update for January 2011 Now Available

Steven Chan - Tue, 2011-01-18 11:35
The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2011 was released on January 18, 2011. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. Steven Chan http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/about.html
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