We have new sample wiki, blog, and discussion portlets available for download. The samples use the wiki, blog, and discussion server APIs, giving you examples of the types of functionality you can integrate into your environment.
We have a new technical white paper published on OTN, written by one of our senior developers, Ken Young, that covers what it takes to expose the WebCenter Social Computing Services (discussions, email documents, etc.) through WSRP 2.0 for consumption in third party portal products. The white paper, titled Exposing WebCenter Services Task Flows as WSRP Portlets and Ensemble Pagelets comes with a sample project that makes it easy for you to follow the steps.
The screenshot below shows consuming the mail and document library task flows in Oracle Portal.
Oracle Portal, WebLogic Portal, WebCenter Interaction (ALUI) customers – this white paper is for you all!
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OTN has a nicely compiled list of supported virtualization and partitioning technologies for the Fusion Middleware components.
The bottom of the page contains a link to what most of us are interested in: a Metalink note describing Oracle’s support policy on Oracle products running on VMware: Metalink note number 249212.1.
Ann Fellman and Ajay Gandhi from Oracle share tips in this live web cast on how to increase the productivity of your enterprise portal and answer your questions during the live Q&A.
Here is the overview from the session:
Modern enterprise portals offer superior user experience, greater individual and team productivity along with reduced development and support costs. Learn how to get more business value out of your existing enterprise portal using 5 proven best practices. This webcast will show how you can modernize your portal through optimized security & personalization, improved application integration, enterprise content management, Web 2.0 and support of the most important industry standards.
We have a series of web casts in November discussing our overall portal strategy and roadmap going forward. The webcasts will address feature updates, integrations, and certifications – as well as other news relevant to WebLogic Portal, WebCenter Interaction, and Oracle Portal customers.
Oracle Portal Products Strategy & Roadmap Update: WebLogic Portal
November 13, 2008
10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET
Oracle Portal Products Strategy & Roadmap Update: WebCenter Interaction (formerly AquaLogic User Interaction)
November 19, 2008
10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET
Oracle Portal Products Strategy & Roadmap Update: Oracle Portal
November 20, 2008
10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET
Go to the announcement on oracle.com to register for these web casts.
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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.
|Thomas Kurian’s Keynote
Enterprise 2.0, business intelligence, content management, and enterprise portal technologies are revolutionizing the way we find and share information at work. These powerful new technologies can make your organization more innovative, your employees more productive, and your executives better informed. In his keynote, Start in the Middle: The Integration Point, Thomas Kurian showcases how you can gain a competitive edge by using a number of new Oracle products.
| Oracle WebCenter and Beyond: Oracle’s Vision, Strategy, and Road Map for User Interaction (S299317)
The road map of Oracle WebCenter promises breakthrough capabilities and services for achieving higher levels of personal and team productivity throughout your enterprise. Topics covered in this presentation include using Oracle WebCenter to integrate new composite UIs into your service-oriented architecture. Attend this session to learn how your developers and knowledge workers can work together to create and evolve more-effective social networks.
| Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0 (S297844)
From enterprise content management to composite applications, to content-enabled vertical applications (CEVAs), the promise and challenge of Web 2.0 abound. This presentation explores the possibilities and best practices for incorporating the Web 2.0 technology and working style into your strategic enterprise systems.
| Oracle Applications Unlimited and Web 2.0: You Can Have It Now (S299323)
End users familiar with Web 2.0 phenomena like blogs, wikis, and social networks are asking when enterprise-ready versions of these features will become part of core business processes. Oracle is already integrating Web 2.0 into its next generation of applications, but in the interim, you can deploy this technology by using Oracle WebCenter. In this session, see how Oracle WebCenter can integrate enterprise-class Web 2.0 capabilities into existing enterprise applications today.
| Web 2.0 in the Enterprise: Balancing Participation and Security (S299325)
Today’s enterprise applications built with Web 2.0 technologies and services are highly collaborative and enable a rich set of interactions among users, processes, and content. Due to their eagerness to deploy such applications, architects may tend to overlook critical security considerations. This session discusses the security framework leveraged by Oracle WebCenter to address these issues and explains how the architecture facilitates a balance between participation and security.
| Build Composite Applications Your End Users Will Actually Use (S299480)
Oracle WebCenter’s application framework takes user interaction to the next level, and Oracle SOA Suite binds Enterprise 2.0 applications. Both are being driven and refined by real-world needs of Oracle Fusion Applications. This session explains the best practices for orchestrating Oracle WebCenter’s framework and SOA together to present the most compelling user interaction experience possible and ensure quick and willing adoption by your business users.
| Build an Enterprise 2.0 Social Network with Oracle WebCenter (S299489)
Today’s organizations seek to maximize the productivity of individuals as well as teams. To that end, enterprises are seeking an integrated, collaborative Enterprise 2.0 environment that exploits the creativity and intellect of every user and group. Oracle WebCenter supports the development of virtual workspaces in which people work together in social networks, supported by a set of intuitive services that enable a wide range of users to come together and share information and interactions.
| Oracle Composer Puts Your Users in the Driver’s Seat with Multilayered Customizations (S299506)
How can a unified platform for user interaction be finely tailored to meet your company’s diverse needs? Can one platform be simple enough that your users can personalize their own dashboards and your project managers can customize their own task flows and still allow developers to customize complex business processes? In this session, learn how Oracle Composer, part of Oracle WebCenter, meets both these requirements, using an XML metadata-based, multilayered, extensible approach.
| Increase Business Agility: Give Your Users the Web 2.0 Services They Need Now (S299510)
Web 2.0 adoption in the enterprise is being driven by the need for increased business agility and is being limited by the need for integration with existing content stores and information sources. To be widely adopted in a modern enterprise, Web 2.0 services need to support the systems and standards that constitute the existing IT infrastructure. This session showcases how to add Web 2.0 services to your enterprise IT systems by use of Oracle’s standards-based developer framework, Oracle WebCenter.
| Transform Your Siebel Data with Web 2.0: Use Oracle WebCenter to Create a True Next-Generation Interface (S299324)
Your end users keep asking for Web 2.0 features when they interact with their data from Oracle’s Siebel data, but how can you make this happen? This session steps you through a simple process to blend the Siebel applications and Oracle WebCenter environment to provide your users a true next-generation interface. Now.
| A Web 2.0 Developer’s Dream Realized: Ultimate Component Reusability (S299492)
The popularity of JavaServer Faces as a development framework can be attributed to its simplicity and ease of use. In this presentation, you will learn how Oracle Application Development Framework task flows elevate JavaServer Faces to the next level. The session discusses the pros and cons of portlets and task flows; the JavaServer Faces Portlet Bridge (JSR 301); and how to use task flows and portlets as building blocks to create rich, highly flexible Web 2.0 mashups.
| Guide to the Oracle Portal Road Map for Oracle WebLogic Portal Customers (S298501)
This session provides Oracle WebLogic Portal customers with a future road map and information about product releases within the context of Oracle WebCenter Suite. It reviews the new features of the upcoming Oracle WebLogic Portal release and discusses interoperability with other Oracle products and technologies.
| Road Map and Future Directions for BEA AquaLogic User Interaction Customers (S298498)
In this session, BEA AquaLogic User Interaction customers will learn about the product’s ongoing development and support and how components of BEA AquaLogic User Interaction (now known as Oracle WebCenter Interaction) are being integrated into Oracle WebCenter Suite. This session covers the planned road map and interoperability with other Oracle products.
| Deploying a Web-Oriented Architecture with Oracle WebCenter, Oracle WebLogic Portal, and Oracle WebCenter Interaction (S298499)
Web-oriented architecture is a pattern for creating applications you can extend with lightweight techniques inside and outside a firewall. Twitter, Facebook, Amazon S3, and Google Search use WOA to attract third-party applications. Learn how to implement WOA applications, using Oracle technologies to expose your UI components and data services. This presentation covers the technologies (HTTP, REST, POX, and JSON) and techniques for consuming WOA applications in mashups (MS Popfly, Yahoo Pipes), widgets (Google Gadgets), and RIA (Ajax).
| No REST for the Weary: REST APIs and the Activity Stream (S298497)
| Oracle WebLogic Portal: Using the WSRP Standard to Interoperate and Federate Content and User Interfaces (S298500)
Achieving a standards-based, federated application architecture is the focus of this session. Oracle WebLogic Portal utilizes the WSRP standard to implement its federation technologies, which enable you to segment your application content and user interfaces in a federated mode. Come learn how to use WSRP to achieve a heterogeneous federated application architecture across various product technology stacks.
| The Art of the Mash: Oracle Ensemble and New Integration Patterns (S298495)
REST is proliferating, more logic is being pushed to the browser, and users are assembling their own composite applications. What new integration patterns do these trends imply for the enterprise, and how can you benefit? This session explores the new integration patterns in the enterprise and shows how Oracle Ensemble enables them.
| Give Users What They Want: Web-Based Data Access and Rich Internet Applications (S298502)
| Do-It-Yourself IT: Oracle WebCenter Powers the User-Driven Workplace (S298496)
If you’re grappling with how best to help users discover, share, and organize information with colleagues to enhance team productivity, this is the session for you. It shows how end users can build collaborative Web applications, leverage social networks, and easily identify experts through new approaches to dynamic search and discovery, content tagging, Web page creation, mashups, and more.
|Enrich Your Portal with Enterprise 2.0 Services (S299482)
In this session, learn how to enrich your standards-based portal deployment with preintegrated Web 2.0 services that are enterprise-ready. See how you can benefit from Oracle’s unique understanding of how to create Enterprise 2.0 services that reconcile the opposing needs of user-friendliness and industrial-strength security and scalability.
I created a simple Google Calendar containing the sessions from this year’s Oracle OpenWorld that are related to the Portal, Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 technology space. You can use your own RSS reader, iCal, or simply the native HTML calendar of google.
Use the Content Catalog to find other sessions that are of interest to you.
We’re about to post the updated Oracle Portal Statement of Direction on the Oracle Portal page on OTN. Oracle Portal 11g is part of Fusion Middleware 11g, and will be released at the same time, currently scheduled for the first half of calendar year 2009. Here is the summary of the planned new features in the 11g version:
- Oracle Portal 11g will be integrated with WebLogic Server.
- Extend support for open industry standards:
- WSRP 2.0 (Web Services for Remote Portlets)
- JSR 301 (Portlet Bridge for JavaServer Faces)
- Build new portlets with JSF
- Turn JSF pages and oracle ADF task flows into standards-based portlets
- Bring existing JSF applications into Oracle Portal 11g
- Available with Oracle WebCenter Suite
- Oracle Portal will be able to consume the Enterprise 2.0 services offered by Oracle WebCenter. These services include: Discussions, Wikis, Search, Presence, Instant Messaging, Email, and Document Library.
- Content integration
- Expose content from 3rd party document management systems in Oracle Portal via portlets (using WSRP 2.0 and JSR 301).
- Build portlets in JDeveloper that utilize JCR 1.0 (JSR 170) adapters to connect to content management systems.
- Available adapters (with Oracle WebCenter Suite): Oracle Universal Content Management, Oracle Content DB, Oracle Portal, and file system. Additional adapters (Documentum, SharePoint, Lotus Domino) are available from our partners.
- Extend Core Portal Functionality
- Omniportlet enhancements, including enhanced support for complex Web Services.
- BPEL-based process content routing & approval
- Support for new Document Type Declarations: HTML 4.01 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and XHTML 1.0 Strict
- Streamline management and administration
- Performance metrics available in Enterprise Manager interface
- Improved Lifecycle Support — Export/Import
- Simplify and extend security
- Deeper integration with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
The simple answer is: enjoy it!
The all new, upcoming release of Oracle Portal will be part of Fusion Middleware 11g. One of our key focus areas in the WebCenter development team is making sure that the investment you made into Oracle Portal (and other portal products in the offering) is safe and can be leveraged by WebCenter, if/when you decide to give WebCenter a try.
So what are the interoperability corner stones:
- Portlets: WebCenter can consume all your remote portlets deployed to Oracle Portal. This includes standards-based portlets (JSR 168/WSRP), as well as PDK-Java portlets, including OmniPortlet and WebClipping. On top of this, you can also consume local PL/SQL portlets that are remoted through the Federated Portal Adapter (FPA).
- Content: WebCenter supports a wide variety of back-end content management systems, one of them being Oracle Portal. The WebCenter Developer’s Guide provides detailed information about how you can expose content in your WebCenter applications from Oracle Portal’s lightweight content managemet system.
- Pages: You can also expose Oracle Portal pages in your WebCenter applications. The key is that you have to turn the pages into portlets (page portlets), and use the aforementioned Federated Portal Adapter (see Portlets).
- JSF Portlet Bridge: We’ve seen many customers using the above techniques successfully in environments where Oracle Portal and Oracle WebCenter live side-by-side. For those of you interested in enhancing the Oracle Portal environment and inject some new technology into your pages, you can use the JSF Portlet Bridge to build JSF/ADF portlets or “portletize” JSF/ADF applications. The ultimate promise of the JSF Portlet Bridge is to leverage the WebCenter Enterprise 2.0 services, such as Discussion or Document Library task flows (coming in R11) in Oracle Portal.
Oracle Portal is unique in the market place by giving a lot of power in the hands of techy and not that techy business users. Have fun with it with or without WebCenter!
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