New, Radically Enhanced iPhone App for WebCenter Spaces

The newly updated iPhone app for Oracle WebCenter Spaces is available in the App Store. The app enables business end-users, managers, and executives to manage and participate professional connections, group projects, and dynamic online communities via iPhone.

New Features

  • Support for PS3 (Patch Set 3 as well as PS2 (Patch Set 2 versions of Oracle WebCenter Spaces
  • Revamped user interface including a new springboard launcher interface
  • Search has been added for People Connections, files on your iOS device and (PS3 only) WebCenter resources on the server
  • Recent Items are tracked for People, Documents, Document Folders, Group Spaces, Discussions, Topics, Lists, and visited web links
  • Links in Activity Streams are now clickable
  • Easily post to your activity stream, including attachments and camera support
  • Improved status update interface in your user profile
  • Improved support for adding/updating your Connections with the native iOS Contacts app
  • Links to each person’s Manager and Reports, if available
  • People Connection Lists to view your Connections more efficiently
  • Recommended People Connections via Activity Graph (PS3 only)
  • Local file system support and “Open In…” (can save documents to your iOS device, open them in other apps, and have this app open docs from other apps)
  • Personal Documents support, both public and private, including the ability to upload, download, and delete
  • Printing of documents and web sites via AirPrint
  • Documents can be emailed as an attachment, or you can email a link instead
  • Playback of video and audio files
  • Easily post to a Group Space’s activity stream
  • Message Board support in each Space
  • Discussions has an improved user interface, including forward and back buttons for navigating messages
  • Bookmark your favorite items as icons on the main launcher screens and re-position them (for Group Spaces, People, Documents, Document Folders, Discussion Forums, Discussion Topics, and Lists)
  • “Quick Note” feature allows you to write text notes or record audio notes and save them in your Personal Documents on the server
  • Support for multiple servers through the new Accounts feature switch quickly between different servers or user credentials
  • Support for higher resolution “Retina” screen graphics and other iOS4.2+ features like printing and backgrounding

WebCenter 11g Patch Set 3 Released

While formally only a patch set, from a feature perspective WebCenter 11g Patch Set 3 is a major mile stone with fundamental new capabilities. This version has been in the works for over a year and we’re very excited about it. If there’s only one thing to note about this release, than it would be the following:  this is the converged portal platform with support for broad portal and extranet site use cases and incorporates the best features from all of the previously acquired portal products, including WebLogic Portal, WebCenter Interaction, fka: ALUI (fka: Plumtree), as well as Oracle Portal.

In this release WebCenter Spaces has evolved big time; but the new features that the WebCenter Portal Framework offers are more significant than ever before (more about it soon).

Main themes of the release:

  • Portals & Sites
  • Team & Social
  • Enterprise Mashups
  • Content Management
  • Personalization
  • Search & Discovery
  • Desktop Integration & Mobile
  • Analytics & Management

If you want to learn more about this release (including download, documentation, white papers), your best starting point is the WebCenter home page on OTN: and the Release Highlights page.