By Phil Catalano-Oracle on Aug 10, 2016
The following is the Executive Summary from the 2016 WebLogic Portal Statement of Direction. Click the link for the full document.
This document provides an overview of Oracle WebLogic Portal’s Statement of Direction. It is intended solely to provide guidance on the future direction of the product and the options you have to protect your investment or plan the application migration to Oracle WebCenter.
» Premium support on WebLogic Portal 10g (WLP) will now be available till Dec 2018 and extended support till Dec 2021. WLP customers can upgrade their licenses and deployment to Oracle WebCenter at their own pace while continuing to receive extended support. Oracle plans no forced upgrades or migrations.
» Oracle is not planning any major functional enhancements for the native WLP feature -set other than bug fixes and minor updates to certifications.
» Consider the following options to protect your investments in WLP or to migrate your application to Oracle WebCenter:
» WebLogic Portal. Upgrade to latest WLP 10.3.x to stay current on certifications as well as get extended support timelines (beyond December of 2018).
» WebCenter Portal. Migrate to Oracle WebCenter Portal (WCP) in a phased manner by potentially reusing the WSRP-based portlets and your business logic.
» WebCenter Sites. Migrate to Oracle WebCenter Sites (WCS) if you are using WLP to primarily serve public facing pages.
» Oracle Sites Cloud Service. Migrate to Sites Cloud Service to take advantage of its open, business-user friendly UI to rapidly build webs ites and to integrate with Oracle’s cloud service offerings and business applications.