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Webcast: "Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices"

Mon, 2017-03-27 14:51

Integration Best PracticesOracle
University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite. 
If you're looking for an overview of options for integrating EBS with other applications, see:

Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier for customers. Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Vijay Shanmugam, Director Product Development, shares more about Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, business-to-business, and process-centric integrations. In this session, you will get a better understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle Applications portfolio in the cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

 

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Webcast: "Enabling Oracle E-Business Suite for SOA, Cloud"

Mon, 2017-03-27 02:05

EBS SOA CloudOracle
University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite. 
If you're looking for an overview of how to integrate EBS instances in the cloud with external SOA services, see:

Rekha Ayothi, Principal Product Manager provides a deep dive on how Oracle E-Business Suite is enabled for SOA, Cloud and Mobile based integration. This session provides a technical look at Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Adapters for Data Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite, and a walkthrough of Oracle E-Business Integrated SOA Gateway, and its out-of-the-box capability to produce REST and SOAP based services. Systems Integrators and developers will get an overview of the latest integration technologies available from Oracle E-Business Suite, as well as a sneak preview of future Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities and other upcoming features.This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

 

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Reminder: Upgrade BPEL 11.1.1.7 to 11.1.1.9 Before December 2018

Thu, 2017-03-23 10:48

Oracle Fusion Middleware products get new Patch Set updates.  When a new Patch Set has been released, a 12 month Grace Period for the previous Patch Set begins.  Once that Grace Period ends, no new patches for the previous Patch Set will be released.

For more details, see:

Oracle BPEL Process Manager is part of Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.x.  Note 1290894.1 does not have a separate listing for Oracle SOA Suite; it refers to "Oracle Fusion Middleware" (FWM) instead. The references in that document to "FMW" implicitly include SOA Suite.

SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 was released in April 2013.  SOA Suite 11.1.1.9 was released in May 2015, which means that the Grace Period for SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 will end after December 2018. 

All E-Business Suite users running BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 should upgrade to BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite 11.1.1.9 to remain under Error Correction Support. SOA Suite 11.1.1.x is covered by Premier Support to December 2018, and covered by Extended Support to December 2021.

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Reminder: Upgrade BPEL 11.1.1.7 to 11.1.1.9 Before December 2018

Thu, 2017-03-23 10:48

Oracle Fusion Middleware products get new Patch Set updates.  When a
new Patch Set has been released, a 12 month Grace Period for the
previous Patch Set begins.  Once that Grace Period ends, no new patches
for the previous Patch Set will be released.

For more details, see:

Oracle BPEL Process Manager is part of Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.x.  Note 1290894.1 does not have a separate listing for Oracle SOA Suite; it refers to "Oracle Fusion Middleware" (FWM) instead. The references in that document to "FMW" implicitly include SOA Suite.

SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 was released in
April 2013.  SOA Suite 11.1.1.9 was released in May 2015, which means that
the Grace Period for SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 will end after December 2018. 


All E-Business Suite users running BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 should
upgrade to BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite 11.1.1.9 to remain under Error Correction
Support. SOA Suite 11.1.1.x is
covered by Premier Support to December 2018, and covered by Extended
Support to December 2021.

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Webcast: "Installation, Cloning and Configuration of EBS 12.2"

Wed, 2017-03-22 10:51

Install EBS 12.2Oracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of how to install, clone, and configure EBS 12.2, see:

Max Arderius, Senior Principal Product Manager covers the technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database functionality. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation options, configuration options, and new tools for automated cloning. Also learn how Online Patching (based on the Oracle Database Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes. This material was presented at OOW 2015.

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Webcast: "Installation, Cloning and Configuration of EBS 12.2"

Wed, 2017-03-22 10:51

Install EBS 12.2Oracle
University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite. 
If you're looking for an overview of how to install, clone, and configure EBS 12.2, see:

Max Arderius, Senior Principal Product Manager covers the technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database functionality. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation options, configuration options, and new tools for automated cloning. Also learn how Online Patching (based on the Oracle Database Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes. This material was presented at OOW 2015.

 

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Webcast: "Personalizing EBS: The Next Generation"

Wed, 2017-03-22 02:06

Personalize EBS Oracle
University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite. 
If you're looking for an overview of how to personalize EBS 12.2, see:

Senthilkumar Ramalingam, Group Manager Product Development, discusses the new Release 12.2 Administrator Personalization Workbench that allows you to quickly and easily personalize Oracle Aramework Framework (OAF) applications. The new Personalization Workbench provides an intuitive, WYSIWYG personalization experience and offers rich interactivity like select-and-edit and drag-and-drop to perform a wide range of personalizations on a page. Learn about new OAF end user personalization capabilities for optimizing the experience on iOS or Android tablets. Leverage new gesture support and tablet-optimized components in your customizations and extensions. See how to use the Oracle E-Business Suite Developer VM on Oracle Cloud to develop personalizations and extensions. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

 

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Using Job Role Separation with ASM and EBS 12.2

Tue, 2017-03-21 10:45

A job role separation configuration of Oracle Database and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is a configuration with groups and users to provide separate groups for operating system authentication.

This is now a certified option for E-Business Suite 12.2 environments. The EBS Rapid Install now supports the use of job role separation to manage operating system permissions for ASM, Oracle Grid Infrastructure, and Oracle software installations.

Job Role separation table for ASM in EBS environments

The following guides have been updated to reflect this newly-certified configuration option:

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Using Job Role Separation with ASM and EBS 12.2

Tue, 2017-03-21 10:45

A job role separation configuration of Oracle Database and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is a configuration with groups and users to provide separate groups for operating system authentication.

This is now a certified option for E-Business Suite 12.2 environments. The EBS Rapid Install now supports the use of job role separation to manage operating system permissions for ASM, Oracle Grid Infrastructure, and Oracle software installations.

Job Role separation table for ASM in EBS environments

The following guides have been updated to reflect this newly-certified configuration option:

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EBS Support Implications for Discoverer 11gR1 in June 2017

Fri, 2017-03-17 10:57

What happens to Discoverer support in June 2017?

The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products document states:

  • Premier Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ended on June 30, 2014. 
  • Extended Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ends on June 30, 2017. 

No new patches for Discoverer 11gR1 or its E-Business Suite (EBS) Discoverer-based content will be created after June 30, 2017.  EBS customers will continue to have access to existing released patches and other published resources.

Which EBS releases are affected?

E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 included workbooks, business areas, and folders built for Discoverer 11gR1.  Both EBS 12.1 and 12.2 are affected by this.

What should EBS users use for analytics now?

This document was published in March 2014:

That Note recommends that Discoverer users migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence for Applications (OBIA), or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Are there automated tools for migrating from Discoverer to other Oracle analytics tools?

No, there are no automated tools for migrating Discoverer content to OBIEE, OBIA, or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Can EBS customers request new patches after June 2017?

No, Oracle will not produce new patches or documentation for Discoverer, EBS content for Discoverer, or Discoverer certifications with EBS 12.1 or 12.2 after June 30, 2017. 

Can EBS customers access existing Discoverer-related resources after June 2017?

Yes, EBS customers will still be able to download existing Discoverer patches.  For example, Discoverer 11.1.1.7 was certified in June 2013 and is certified for EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  Customers will continue to be able to download Discoverer 11.1.1.7 and Discoverer-related documentation for EBS environments (Note 1380591.1 for EBS 12.2, Note 1074326.1 for EBS 12.1).

Can EBS customers continue to use Discoverer after June 2017?

Yes, but Oracle's ability to assist with questions will be increasingly-limited as environments with Discoverer are retired.  Customers should minimize changes to their Discoverer-related infrastructure with the goal of keeping Discoverer environments stable: e.g. limiting changes that might affect load, hardware infrastructure, or business processes.

Will Discoverer work with new desktop client updates after June 2017?

This is unknown.  No new certifications for Discoverer will be performed after June 2017.  Desktop client updates such as new JRE releases, new Windows updates, and new browsers may have unpredictable effects on Discoverer.  Oracle will not issue new compatibility patches for these types of issues after June 2017.


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EBS Support Implications for Discoverer 11gR1 in June 2017

Fri, 2017-03-17 10:57

What happens to Discoverer support in June 2017?

The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products document states:

  • Premier Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ended on June 30, 2014. 
  • Extended Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ends on June 30, 2017. 

No new patches for Discoverer 11gR1 or its E-Business Suite (EBS) Discoverer-based content will be created after June 30, 2017.  EBS customers will continue to have access to existing released patches and other published resources.

Which EBS releases are affected?

E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 included workbooks, business areas, and folders built for Discoverer 11gR1.  Both EBS 12.1 and 12.2 are affected by this.

What should EBS users use for analytics now?

This document was published in March 2014:

That Note recommends that Discoverer users migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence for Applications (OBIA), or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Are there automated tools for migrating from Discoverer to other Oracle analytics tools?

No, there are no automated tools for migrating Discoverer content to OBIEE, OBIA, or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Can EBS customers request new patches after June 2017?

No, Oracle will not produce new patches or documentation for Discoverer, EBS content for Discoverer, or Discoverer certifications with EBS 12.1 or 12.2 after June 30, 2017. 

Can EBS customers access existing Discoverer-related resources after June 2017?

Yes, EBS customers will still be able to download existing Discoverer patches.  For example, Discoverer 11.1.1.7 was certified in June 2013 and is certified for EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  Customers will continue to be able to download Discoverer 11.1.1.7 and Discoverer-related documentation for EBS environments (Note 1380591.1 for EBS 12.2, Note 1074326.1 for EBS 12.1).

Can EBS customers continue to use Discoverer after June 2017?

Yes, but Oracle's ability to assist with questions will be increasingly-limited as environments with Discoverer are retired.  Customers should minimize changes to their Discoverer-related infrastructure with the goal of keeping Discoverer environments stable: e.g. limiting changes that might affect load, hardware infrastructure, or business processes.

Will Discoverer work with new desktop client updates after June 2017?

This is unknown.  No new certifications for Discoverer will be performed after June 2017.  Desktop client updates such as new JRE releases, new Windows updates, and new browsers may have unpredictable effects on Discoverer.  Oracle will not issue new compatibility patches for these types of issues after June 2017.

 

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Webcast: "Secure Configuration for EBS in Oracle Cloud"

Thu, 2017-03-16 02:06

EBS security on cloudOracle
University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite. 
If you're looking for an overview of how to secure an EBS environment running in Oracle Cloud, see:

Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, provides an overview of Oracle E-Business Suite secure configuration guidelines and security features available when deploying Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud.  Knowledge of Oracle's Cloud Services, including IaaS and PaaS, is assumed. This material was presenterd at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

 

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Webcast: "Secure Configuration for EBS in Oracle Cloud"

Thu, 2017-03-16 02:06

EBS security on cloudOracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of how to secure an EBS environment running in Oracle Cloud, see:

Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, provides an overview of Oracle E-Business Suite secure configuration guidelines and security features available when deploying Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud.  Knowledge of Oracle's Cloud Services, including IaaS and PaaS, is assumed. This material was presenterd at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

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Building Custom EBS Mobile Apps with REST

Wed, 2017-03-15 02:04

EBS Approval mobile app screenshotOver 20 EBS mobile apps are available today for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2.  These apps are available for iOS and Android and cover functional areas such as Approvals, Expenses, Timecards, iProcurement, Sales Orders, Inventory, and much more.  These apps are documented here:

What's New

Our mobile apps have just gone through a refresh cycle (a.k.a. "Release 6.1") along with updates to all of the server-side libraries.  These updates are transparent to end-users and backwards-compatible with previous mobile app releases (e.g. "Release 6.0"). 

The latest versions of all of these apps use APIs that are documented in our Oracle Integration Repository.  These APIs are newly-published as REST services.  This means that you can now use these APIs to build your own custom mobile apps for EBS.

New guidelines for building your own mobile apps for the E-Business Suite are published here:

 

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Building Custom EBS Mobile Apps with REST

Wed, 2017-03-15 02:04

EBS Approval mobile app screenshotOver 20 EBS mobile apps are available today for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2.  These apps are available for iOS and Android and cover functional areas such as Approvals, Expenses, Timecards, iProcurement, Sales Orders, Inventory, and much more.  These apps are documented here:

What's New

Our mobile apps have just gone through a refresh cycle (a.k.a. "Release 6.1") along with updates to all of the server-side libraries.  These updates are transparent to end-users and backwards-compatible with previous mobile app releases (e.g. "Release 6.0"). 

The latest versions of all of these apps use APIs that are documented in our Oracle Integration Repository.  These APIs are newly-published as REST services.  This means that you can now use these APIs to build your own custom mobile apps for EBS.

New guidelines for building your own mobile apps for the E-Business Suite are published here:


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Webcast: "Build, Deploy and Manage Smartphone Apps for EBS"

Tue, 2017-03-14 02:05

Build EBS smartphone appsOracle
University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite. 
If you're looking for a primer on how to build your own mobile apps for EBS, see:

Vijay Shanmugam, Director Product Development, explains the
technologies and approach used to build Oracle's smartphone applications
for Oracle E-Business Suite. You will learn how to deploy and manage
iOS and Android mobile applications from application stores, how to use
enterprise deployment to distribute controlled versions of the mobile
applications within your organization and how to use a combination of
Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Foundation, Oracle E-Business Suite REST
services and Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) to develop custom
smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite to meet your needs.
This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

 

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Webcast: "Build, Deploy and Manage Smartphone Apps for EBS"

Tue, 2017-03-14 02:05

Build EBS smartphone appsOracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for a primer on how to build your own mobile apps for EBS, see:

Vijay Shanmugam, Director Product Development, explains the technologies and approach used to build Oracle's smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite. You will learn how to deploy and manage iOS and Android mobile applications from application stores, how to use enterprise deployment to distribute controlled versions of the mobile applications within your organization and how to use a combination of Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Foundation, Oracle E-Business Suite REST services and Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) to develop custom smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite to meet your needs. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

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Firefox ESR 52 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Mon, 2017-03-13 12:04

Firefox ESR logo

Mozilla Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR) is certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2.

What is Mozilla Firefox ESR?

Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release based on an official release of Firefox for organizations that are unable to mass-deploy new consumer-oriented versions of Firefox every six weeks.  From the Mozilla ESR FAQ:

What does the Mozilla Firefox ESR life cycle look like?

Releases will be maintained for approximately one year, with point releases containing security updates coinciding with regular Firefox releases. The ESR will also have a two cycle (12 week) overlap between the time of a new release and the end-of-life of the previous release to permit testing and certification prior to deploying a new version.

Maintenance of each ESR, through point releases, is limited to high-risk/high-impact security vulnerabilities and in rare cases may also include off-schedule releases that address live security vulnerabilities. Backports of any functional enhancements and/or stability fixes are not in scope.

At the end of the support period for an ESR version:

  • the release will reach its end-of-life
  • no further updates will be offered for that version
  • an update to the next version will be offered through the application update service

E-Business Suite to be certified with Firefox Extended Support Releases Only

New personal versions of Firefox on the Rapid Release channel are released roughly every six weeks.  It is impractical for us to certify these new personal Rapid Release versions of Firefox with the Oracle E-Business Suite because a given Firefox release is generally obsolete by the time we complete the certification.

From Firefox 10 and onwards, Oracle E-Business Suite is certified only with selected Firefox Extended Support Release versions. Oracle has no current plans to certify new Firefox personal releases on the Rapid Release channel with the E-Business Suite.

Plug-in Support removed in Firefox Rapid Release 52

Mozilla has removed plug-in support in Firefox Rapid Release 52.  This means that the Rapid Release version of Firefox cannot run Forms-based content in EBS. 

Firefox Extended Support Release continues to offer plug-in support.  End-users who need to use Forms-based content in EBS must run the Firefox Extended Support Release. 

Will EBS offer an alternative to plug-ins?

Yes. We are working on an update to EBS that allows Forms-based content to run in browsers that do not have plug-in support.  See:

When will the new Java Web Start alternative be released?

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.   

EBS patching policy for Firefox compatibility issues

Mozilla stresses their goal of ensuring that Firefox personal versions will continue to offer the same level of application compatibility as Firefox Extended Support Releases. 

Oracle E-Business Suite Development will issue new E-Business Suite patches or workarounds that can be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases.  If you report compatibility issues with Firefox personal releases that cannot be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases, your options are:

  1. Deploy a certified Firefox Extended Support Release version instead of the Firefox personal version
  2. Report the incompatibility between Firefox ESR and Firefox personal to Mozilla
  3. Use Internet Explorer (on Windows) or Safari (on Mac OS X) until Mozilla resolves the issue
EBS Compatibility with Firefox ESR security updates

Mozilla may release new updates to Firefox ESR versions to address high-risk/high-impact security issues.  These updates are considered to be certified with the E-Business Suite on the day that they're released.  You do not need to wait for a certification from Oracle before deploying these new Firefox ESR security updates.

Certified desktop operating systems
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

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Webcast: "Build, Deploy and Manage Smartphone Apps for EBS"

Mon, 2017-03-13 02:05

Build EBS smartphone appsOracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for a primer on how to build your own mobile apps for EBS, see:

Vijay Shanmugam, Director Product Development, explains the technologies and approach used to build Oracle's smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite. You will learn how to deploy and manage iOS and Android mobile applications from application stores, how to use enterprise deployment to distribute controlled versions of the mobile applications within your organization and how to use a combination of Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Foundation, Oracle E-Business Suite REST services and Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) to develop custom smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite to meet your needs. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

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Reminder: Upgrade Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.7 to 11.1.1.9

Fri, 2017-03-10 02:05

Oracle Fusion Middleware products get new Patch Set updates.  When a new Patch Set has been released, a 12 month Grace Period for the previous Patch Set begins.  Once that Grace Period ends, no new patches for the previous Patch Set will be released.

For more details, see:

Oracle Internet Directory is part of a suite of products called "Oracle Identity and Access Management" (IAM).  OID 11.1.1.7 was released in April 2013 .  OID 11.1.1.9 was released in May 2015, which means that the Grace Period for OID 11.1.1.7 ended after May 2016. 

All E-Business Suite users running OID 11.1.1.7 should upgrade to OID 11.1.1.9 to remain under Error Correction Support. OID 11.1.1.x is covered by Premier Support to December 2018, and covered by Extended Support to December 2021.

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