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Reminder: ATG Live Webcast Jan. 27th - EBS 12 OAF Rich UI Enhancements

Steven Chan - Tue, 2011-01-25 02:05
Reminder: the E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) is presenting our first ATG Live Webcast this week. The one-hour event will be webcast live with a dial-in access for Q&A with the Applications Technology Group (ATG) Development experts presenting the event. The basic information for the event is as follows: The Latest E-Business Suite R12.x OA Framework Rich User Interface Enhancements Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time Presenters: * Prabodh Ambale, Senior Manager, ATG Development * Gustavo Jimenez, Development Manager, ATG Development Bill Sawyer
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In-Depth: Thoughts on Testing from a Battle-Scarred Support Engineer

Steven Chan - Mon, 2011-01-24 15:05
"The more I practice, the luckier I seem to get." "If you think safety is expensive, just try having an accident." The two quotes above I think pretty accurately sum up the importance of preparation and planning. The first has been attributed to various professional golfers over the years and suggests luck is never accidental. If things work, they work for a reason and that reason is usually because of good preparation, not good luck. The second quote has been attributed to various airline industry executives. Here the message is that however much time, and inevitably money, that you spend making sure your planes do not crash, it will cost you considerably more if one of them does. The real message is of course that planning and preparation pay off in the long term and, in the context of your Oracle Applications upgrade, you can conclude that successful upgrades are the result of good testing, not good fortune. This article is just a few thoughts from a battle-scarred Support Engineer on why good testing is crucial to the success of your system and why it is important for you to thoroughly test any patches, upgrades or migrations before carrying out the work on your production environment. The great majority of the work that you do in any project will be testing. Underestimate it at your peril. Testing is not simply a necessary evil which has to be endured before the inevitable, white-knuckle ride of the production upgrade. Testing is not where you should be cutting corners. Testing is where you should be going into every conceivable corner you can find and looking for something that might, without warning, jump out of the shadows and derail your production upgrade. Nick Quarmby
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Upgrading EBS 12 to DB 11g with Physical Standby Enabled

Steven Chan - Fri, 2011-01-21 17:08
It's possible to use Oracle Data Guard to create physical standby databases for disaster recovery. E-Business Suite users can configure their environments with the latest version of Oracle Data Guard 11g by following the documents linked in this article: * Business Continuity for EBS Using Oracle 11g Physical Standby DB When upgrading a database to a new release, you can upgrade the Data Guard Physical Standby database inline to minimize the downtime. To achieve this in an EBS 12 environment, additional manual configuration steps are needed on both the primary and standby systems. These manual steps allow redo to be shipped from the primary and applied on the standby during the upgrade. Sreelatha Doma
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Reminder: Error Correction Support for DB 10gR2 Ends April 30, 2011

Steven Chan - Thu, 2011-01-20 14:17
Experienced Apps DBAs know that they need to monitor database support windows for their E-Business Suite environments. For an in-depth discussion about how database support policies affect E-Business Suite users, see: * On Database Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users An important deadline is approaching if you're still running any E-Business Suite release on the 10gR2 database. New 10gR2 patches produced after April 30, 2011 will require No new patches will be produced for after that date. Steven Chan
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E-Business Suite Release 12 Certified With Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows x64)

Steven Chan - Wed, 2011-01-19 17:57
I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.1 or higher) is now certified with Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) on both the application and database tiers through a certified migration of an existing Release 12 installation. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is a Windows x64 (64-bit) only operating system and is the latest Windows server version. John Abraham
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Critical Patch Update for January 2011 Now Available

Steven Chan - Tue, 2011-01-18 11:35
The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2011 was released on January 18, 2011. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. Steven Chan
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