Free WebCenter Book

I’m giving away three copies of the Oracle WebCenter 11g Handbook to the top 3 bloggers/tweeters about Oracle WebCenter during Oracle OpenWorld 2009 (Oct 11-15).

To be considered for the price, all you need to do is post a link to your blog and/or twitter name here as a comment.

The book is scheduled to be released in December 2009. I will announce the winners here and contact them in person to discuss shipping information.


Portal Products at Oracle OpenWorld 2009

We have a new page on OTN that lists all the portal related sessions at this  year’s Oracle OpenWorld. Here is the summary table:

Time Title Location
Sunday, October 11, 2009
10:30a Build Rich, Customizable Enterprise 2.0 Applications
Frédéric Desbiens, Fujitsu America & Peter Moskovits, Oracle (ID S309195)
Hilton Hotel, Golden Gate 3
1:15p Best Practices for Using Oracle WebCenter Services for Oracle Fusion Applications
Gangadhar Konduri & Kundan Vyas, Oracle (ID S311632)
Hilton Hotel, Golden Gate 3
2:30p Hands-on Lab: Oracle WebCenter Suite—Enterprise 2.0 at Your Fingertips
Martin Deh, Christina Gibb Kolotouros & Peter Moskovits, Oracle (ID S311311)
Hilton Hotel, Continental Ballroom 6
Monday, October 12, 2009
11:30a Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g: Strategy and Vision for Enterprise Portals
Sachin Parashar, Rahul Patel & Maiko Rocha, Oracle (ID S310663)
Moscone S, Rm 104
1:00p Oracle Universal Content Management As a Content Management System for Oracle WebCenter
Marcus Diaz, Ann Fellman & Ryan McVeigh, Oracle (ID S309625)
Marriott Hotel, Salon 2
1:00p Introducing Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g
Vince Casarez, Vineet Duggal & George Maggessy, Oracle (ID S311628)
Moscone S, Rm 309
2:30p Empower Customers: Build a Highly Integrated Context-Rich Support Portal
Nam Doan-Huy & Narasimha Rao Kondapaka, Wind River; Ann Fellman, Oracle (ID S309761)
Marriott Hotel, Salon 1
2:30p Maximizing the Performance of Oracle WebLogic Portal with Oracle Coherence
Tim Breeden, Oracle (ID S309816)
Hilton Hotel, Golden Gate 3
4:00p Oracle WebCenter Services: The REST of the Story
Phil Griffin, Pankaj Mittal & Skip Sauls, Oracle (S308918)
Moscone S, Rm 309
4:00p Oracle WebCenter Suite’s Enterprise Business Dictionary Reduces Time to Value
Christina Gibb Kolotouros, Oracle (ID S311629)
Marriott Hotel, Salon 2
5:30p Enabling Enterprise 2.0 Within the Canadian Cancer-Research Community
Wayne Roberts, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer; Scott Reynolds, Deloitte Canada;
Ann Fellman & Neil Robertson, Oracle (ID S309096)
Moscone S, Rm 252
5:30p Announcing the New Release of Oracle WebLogic Portal
Josh Lannin, Oracle (ID S309607)
Moscone S, Rm 104
5:30p Integrate Oracle Coherence*Web Caching with Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle WebLogic Portal
Tom Eliason, Jason Howes & Rob Misek, Oracle (ID S309139)
Hilton Hotel, Continental Ballroom 4
5:30p Hands-on Lab: Oracle WebCenter Suite—Enterprise 2.0 at Your Fingertips
Martin Deh, Christina Gibb Kolotouros & Peter Moskovits, Oracle (ID S311311)
Hilton Hotel, Continental Ballroom 6
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
11:30a Getting Up to Speed with Oracle WebCenter Interaction
Brian Harrison, Oracle (ID S309879)
Moscone S, Rm 252
1:00p Successfully Integrating Security and Enterprise Portals
Brian Lucas & Jay Taylor, Chick-Fil-A; Manish Devgan, Oracle (ID S310638)
Marriott Hotel, Salon 2
2:30p Oracle WebCenter Spaces: Enterprise 2.0 in Action
Manish Devgan & Christian Hauser, Oracle (ID S308913)
Moscone S, Rm 252
2:30p Experiences with Oracle WebCenter 11g: Implementing SOA with a User Interface
Peter Ebell & Lucas Jellema, AMIS (ID S310451)
Marriott Hotel, Salon 2
2:30p Hands-on Lab: Building Collaborative Portals for Oracle Applications by Using Oracle WebCenter
Nabin Bilas, Narayan Chintalapati, Anirudh Pandit & Nishit Rao, Oracle (ID S311732)
Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate A3
4:00p Enhance the Usability of Your Oracle Applications Through Composite Applications
Jim Powell, ExoConsultants; Sachin Agarwal & Vinod Murthy, Oracle (ID S310611)
Moscone S, Rm 252
4:00p Oracle Portal 11g New Features, Interoperability, and How to Upgrade
Sanjay Kwatra, Nagesh Patange & Bala Shanmugasundaram, Oracle (ID S310626)
Moscone S, Rm 305
4:00p Client-Side Web Development with Oracle WebLogic Portal/Oracle WebCenter Using
REST and Ajax

Chris Bales & Tim Breeden, Oracle (ID S309788)
Hilton Hotel, Yosemite C
5:30p Creating Composite Applications with Oracle’s Enterprise 2.0 for Oracle Applications
Markus Zirn, Oracle (ID S309989)
Marriott Hotel, Salon 2
5:30p Hands-on Lab: Oracle WebCenter Spaces
Manish Devgan, Christina Gibb Kolotouros & Christian Hauser, Oracle (ID S311709)
Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate A2
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
10:15a Hands-on Lab: Using Oracle Universal Content Management with Oracle WebLogic Portal
Alan Baer, Chris Bales & Marcus Diaz, Oracle (ID S311762)
Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate A2
11:45a Hands-on Lab: Seamlessly Integrate Enterprise 2.0 into Oracle WebCenter Interaction
Brian Harrison, Oracle (ID S311711)
Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate A2
1:00p Introduction to Enterprise 2.0 and How It Can Help You
Ajay Gandhi, Oracle (ID S310654)
Moscone S, Rm 236
1:00p Enhanced Usability of Oracle Applications with Web 2.0: Technical Insight
Sachin Agarwal & Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle (ID S311588)
Moscone West L2, Room 2005
1:45p Enterprise 2.0 in Action: Strategies for Successful Deployments
Andy Mulholland, Capgemini &Vince Casarez, Oracle (ID S311631)
Moscone S, Rm 236
Thursday, October 15, 2009
9:00a Back-End Your Oracle WebLogic Portal with Oracle Universal Content Management
Alan Baer & Billy Cripe, Oracle (ID S309996)
Moscone S, Rm 252
9:00a Optimizing Performance of Your SOA, Portal, and Java Composite Applications
Glen Hawkins & Rajiv Taori, Oracle, Pragnesh Panchal, Equinix (ID S308100)
Marriott Hotel, Salon 7
10:30a Turbocharging the Performance of Your Oracle WebLogic Portal Application
Glen Hawkins, Mark McGill & Prakash Menon, Oracle (ID S308128)
Moscone S, Rm 309
1:30p Integrating Microsoft SharePoint Content into Your Oracle WebCenter Applications
Marcus Diaz & Nicolas Pombourcq, Oracle (ID S309634)
Moscone S, Rm 252
3:00p Hands-on Lab: Oracle WebCenter Spaces
Manish Devgan, Christina Gibb Kolotouros & Christian Hauser, Oracle (ID S311709)
Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate A2

Oracle OpenWorld Presentations Available Online

If you missed any of the OpenWorld presentations or simply want to take another look at them, you can do so now: all our presentations are available for download in PDF.


E-Business Suite and the Fusion Middleware

If you’re an E-Business Suite customer, and haven’t see Lisa Parekh’s presentation at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this year, you can take a look at her presentation: E-Business Suite Technology Essentials.

Her extensive presentation touches several interesting topics. A few of them:

  • Comparison of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 technology stacks
  • Certified Desktop client tier configurations
  • Certified Application Server tier and optional external Fusion Middleware components
  • Apple iPhone applications
  • SOA Integration and enablement
  • Application Integration Architecture
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • New Oracle BI Publisher features

For more information take a look at her slides and refer to Steven Chan’s blog post.

Fusion Middleware Keynote by Thomas Kurian

In today’s keynote Thomas gave a detailed overview about Oracle’s middleware stack. From the Enterprise 2.0 space he highlighted the integration between WebCenter, Universal Content Management, and Beehive.

If you missed the session, you can access the recorded presentation from the OpenWorld Keynote page on OTN.

Oracle JDeveloper 11g Announced

In the Developer Keynote Ted Farrell announced Oracle JDeveloper 11g and ADF 11g. The release date is October 1. While this release doesn’t contain full SOA and WebCenter capabilities, the production version of JDeveloper and ADF allows you to get started with actual development. As the SOA and WebCenter pieces become available you can easily add them to your ADF applications.

From the Demo Pods: Live Video Integration with WebCenter Spaces

Our WebCenter Spaces demo pod has a web cam attached to and demonstrates how you can integrate live video chats into your web applications. We use a solution provided by TokBox.

The photo below features two WebCenter product managers: Christian Hauser and Sanjay Khanna. Come to the demo pod and meet them, see other excitng capabilities WebCenter Spaces can provide, including threaded discussions, blogs, wikis, RSS, tagging, and linking.