Monday, February 13, 2012

Oracle Partner Community Forum 2012 in short

Last week (07.02.2012 until 10.02.2012) I joined the Oracle Webcenter & SOA & BPM & Weblogic Partner Community Forum in Málaga. My overall conclusion: excellent, excellent excellent! For me it was already the 4th time and it is really impressive to see how Jürgen Kress an Hans Blaas organized an event that cannot be better! More than 200 people attended this time.

Impressions from the city of Málaga

My own goal was to get the latest information about Oracle Fusion Middleware products, to use the bootcamp for hands-on experience on the newest versions and to meet a lot of interesting people and old friends who are working in the same field.  

During the first two days we saw many interesting presentations about:
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Strategy & Direction
  • ADF overview and roadmap
  • New features in Weblogic 12c
  • Live-Demo of Oracle Social Network
  • Whats new in BPM Suite
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • Strategy and Direction of Oracle SOA Suite     
  • and many more...

Below are some future topics and teasers:
  • Out of the box scheduler
  • Develeoper improvements like renaming of components and copy/paste of activities
  • Instance migration
  • Case management and improved task lists
  • Debugging and testing enhancements
  • OVAB support for WebLogic 12c
  • Simplified Deployment and Management with Virtualization
  • Exalogic support
  • EM-integration of SOA/BPM/OSB consoles
  • Support for Java EE 6 applications in Oracle Public Cloud

My own session was about SOA Suite migration from 10g to 11g. In 10 steps I descibed how we went through the upgrade in different projects, explained the problem of instance migration between 10g and 11g and talked about process architecture improvements for future migration scenarios and further developments. I had some very nice chats afterwards and of course I also enjoyed the speakers dinner :-)

WLS 12c Bootcamp

During the last two days I used the WLS 12c Bootcamp to put my fingers on the new version of the Weblogic Server. We learned a lot about new features like Seamless Upgrade, Much Higher Performance, Enhanced High Availability + Disaster Recovery and Integrated Traffic Management. One of our trainers - Jesús María Guerra - provided also some valuable links for us:

Additionally I would like to say special thanks to Simone Geib and Flavius Sana who have been very patient with me when I asked more than once for the latest product information and material ;-) Overall it was very exciting and I am looking forward to meet a lot of experts again in the near future!

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