Friday, November 16th, 2007

OpenWorld 2007: Day 4

Open World LogoGeneral OpenWorld news

No keynotes on the last day of OpenWorld.

Podcast: Oracle and Sun VMs, Fusion revelations and more…
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss the big news from Oracle OpenWorld–virtualization platforms from Oracle and Sun and the latest revelations about Oracle’s Fusion applications.

Check this link ( for some interesting podcasts.

Use this link to view all keynotes:


This is the only screenshot I could find for now. Watch the keynote of Larry Ellison (Wednesday) to see the second glimpse (we had the first glimpse last year) of Oracle Fusion Applications.

Fusion Apps

Ellison: ‘Fusion Must Coexist’
SAN FRANCISCO – Oracle’s famous CEO didn’t need musician Billy Joel to introduce him at Oracle OpenWorld to get the audience’s attention, but if you can afford it, why not? “Do you want me to sing while you play piano?” Larry Ellison asked as Joel walked off stage and the crowd laughed.

Oracle lifts curtain on Fusion Middleware 11g
For Niranjan Reddy, a technical lead at Office Depot, the answer was Fusion, with less confusion. That was Reddy’s assessment, after listening to Thomas Kurian, top executive on Oracle’s Fusion middleware efforts, during his keynote speech Tuesday at Oracle OpenWorld on the company’s Fusion Middleware 11g beta.

Oracle is Transforming the World of IT
It doesn’t get much exciting than this, when an Oracle OpenWorld session opens with an action packed trailer from the blockbuster movie Transformers. But what exactly does a movie like this have to do with Oracle? According to Jose Lazares, vice president, applications development: Everything! As Jose introduced Oracle’s newest and most ambitious offering, Oracle Application Integration Architecture, he deftly explained how this framework will transform enterprise application integration as we know it today.

E-Business Suite

No specific E-Business Suite news today.


A new blog was announced by Jeff Robins at the PeopleTools strategy session at Open World. This blog should be a good resource for following with the PeopleTools Roadmap. In a session, Jeff Robins gave a PeopleTools 8.50 on top of the PeopleSoft portal products showing some of the new features such as partial page refreshes, modal windows for errors and messages, and enhanced menu navigation. Paul Czarapata labeled it as Pretty good stuff.

Confusion due to a recent BusinessWeek Article where Business Week highlights the fact that Oracle Fusion has a new boss. Jeff Robins found it particularly interesting because it’s so full of misleading or misguided statements. For more information, read his article Confusion persists.

On the last day of Oracle OpenWorld, quite a lot of sessions on PeopleSoft apps were given. The slides of these sessions are not available yet, but we will give an overview of the interesting session:

Yesterday a PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Q&A Panel was held, where participants were able to speak with the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Strategy and Development team. In another session, an overview of Absence Management was given including the newly designed self-service features and integrations for Release 9.0. A session on Connecting Your Talent Management Suite with PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management was also held.

PeopleSoft Product Road Map
John Webb, vice president of PeopleSoft Product Strategy, discussed the PeopleSoft applications road map.

A session on Best Practices in Configuration and Control Management for Oracle and PeopleSoft Financials was given.


Listen to Mike Betzer, Oracle Vice President of Product Management, highlight key sessions, highlights, and other opportunities for customers to learn about Siebel Applications at Open World 2007.

Enabling Collaborative Selling from Opportunity to Order with Siebel Sales
Enable collaborative selling by leveraging proven best practice sales methodologies that are integrated with Oracle’s Siebel Sales for predictable and repeatable results.

Siebel Field Service: GPS-Ready, Location-Aware
Oracle’s Siebel Field Service has been enhanced to enable better visibility into field resources and customers from the field or dispatch center. The enabled processes include map-based dispatch and location of mobile field resources from the dispatch center and the field.

Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) Best Practices for Siebel 8.0
Setup steps and best practices for achieving a high availability and disaster recovery configuration for Oracle’s Siebel 8.0 on an Oracle database.

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