Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

WebCenter Portal 11gR1 dot8 Bundle Patch 4 ( Released

WebCenter Portal 11gR1 dot8 Bundle Patch 4 ( was released on July 15, 2014.

The patch can be downloaded from Patch 18633874 WEBCENTER PORTAL BUNDLE PATCH

For further information, please see the following documents:

The next quarterly Bundle Patch is tentatively scheduled for October 14, 2014.

Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

Prepare for My Oracle Support (MOS) Release 14.3—Browser Requirements

Courtesy of Irina Donaldson!

If you have a CSI number, then you are eligible for technical support for your Oracle products using the My Oracle Support (MOS) portal.

With the rollout of My Oracle Support 14.3 on July 18, 2014, there will be changes to certified browsers.

If your browser is not upgraded, you may encounter issues or receive unexpected results and the solution will be to move to the certified browser. Fixes will not be generated for browsers that are no longer supported.

Check your browser version before July 18 to minimize any adverse impact later, when you do need to use MOS for any research or to file an SR.

Note: Customer/Cloud Portal 14.4 will be released next quarter.

Oracle Critical Patch Update for July 2014

The Critical Patch Update for July 2014 was released on July 15th, 2014.
Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information. Critical Patch Update Advisories are available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

The Critical Patch Update Advisory for July 2014 is available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

The next four dates for Critical Patch Updates are:

  • October 14, 2014
  • January 20, 2015
  • April 14, 2015
  • July 14, 2015

Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Framework Folder Support for WebCenter Portal? It's Coming!

Courtesy of Ken Walker from the WebCenter Content Server team...

WebCenter Content Server allows its administrators the flexibility of using a Folders type interface to access stored content through an interface that mimics a folder based file system.  In fact, they have a choice of product components to do this, "Folders," "Folders_g," or "Framework Folders."  The Framework Folders component is the latest available, and most flexible folders interface to date.  Customers are migrating their older folders technology to this new option. 

Meanwhile, WebCenter Portal has used the Folders_g technology for quite some time.  In fact, Portal administrators will tell you that WebCenter Portal requires the Folders_g component, but that the Framework Folders technology isn't yet available for WebCenter Portal at all; what's up with that? 

Well, you may be surprised to learn that support for Framework Folders on WebCenter Portal is, indeed, here!

Oracle has released bundle patches for both WebCenter Content and Portal in April 2014 which bring home the support for FrameworkFolders. These patches will bring these products to version

You can enable support for FrameworkFolders on new Content and Portal installations where the folders_g component has never been enabled using the following patches (new installations of .8 only):

  • Download and apply the WebCenter Content MLR03 Patch 18088049.
  • Download and apply the WebCenter Portal BP3 Patch 18085041.
  • Download and apply the WebCenterConfigure component Patch 18387955. Before applying this patch on the Content Server, ensure that WebCenter Content MLR03 Patch 18088049 has already been applied.

You can find detailed instructions on how to enable FrameworkFolders support in the Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g Release 1 (

WebCenter Portal will support upgrade scenarios for any existing WCP customers.  They will be able to migrate from their existing Folders_g install to one that uses Framework Folders.

Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c ( Released

Although this Fusion Middleware release does not include any of the Portals, it's posted here for those of you who might be using some of these other products.

We are proud to announce the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c ( Media is being made available for download on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), and the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (OSDC). This includes the following products:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (
  • Oracle Coherence 12c (
  • Oracle TopLink 12c (
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12c (
  • Oracle HTTP Server 12c (
  • Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management 12c (
  • Oracle MapViewer 12c (
  • Oracle B2B and Healthcare 12c (
  • Oracle Service Bus 12c (
  • Oracle Event Processing 12c (
  • Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c (
  • Oracle Data Integrator 12c (
  • Oracle Enterprise Data Quality 12c (
  • Oracle Data Service Integrator 12c (
  • Oracle GoldenGate Monitor and Veridata 12c (
  • Oracle JDeveloper 12c (
  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (

Here is the related information for these releases:

You can also visit the Oracle Fusion Middleware page on OTN to find more information about the products.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Team

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