Monday, April 14, 2008

Springtime In The Rockies - Monday

Everyone is complaining about the poor cell phone and WiFi service in the Denver Convention Center. Most cell phones are going into "brick mode" in many areas in the Center. For us ATT folks, it's especially ironic considering there is a huge ATT building right across the street. Not a strong endorsement for having a technology-oriented conference in Denver.

Highlights and announcements from Collaborate today...

The Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Strategy team announced the kickoff of the 2008 Oracle Excellence Awards. If you're doing innovative things with Fusion Middleware to extend Oracle Applications, this is your chance to shine.

Learned some interesting things during the E-Business Suite R12 Upgrade Panel session:
  • Oracle's own upgrade to R12 took about 12 months from planning to "Go Live". Oracle's downtime for actually executing the production environment upgrade was a little over three days.
  • Customers upgrading from 11i to R12 can typically plan on an increase in disk storage consumption of between 10 and 20 percent. Oracle's own disk storage increased from 12 terabytes to 13.1. However, on the up side, no additional CPU power was needed.
There are also more product announcements than I can track, including Oracle Universal Online Archive for archiving enterprise content, Oracle Email Archive Service, and Oracle Deal Management.

Posted some new pics from the conference, but the same rules still making fun of my photography.

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