Monday Apr 14, 2014

UPK 12.1 Available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud!

The Oracle Product Management team is happy to announce that Oracle User Productivity Kit 12.1 is now available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and My Oracle Support! This release offers many highly anticipated new features and improvements such as a redesigned Web Page Editor, Style Sheets, Screenshot Overlays, Print Areas, improvements for the Player on Apple iPads, and a Developer Context Search. These and other improvements and new features delivered in UPK 12.1 will ensure UPK continues to provide valuable support to all phases of your project.

Last month we posted the UPK 12.1 What's New Preview, which offered just a sneak peek at a few of the changes in UPK 12.1. You can now find the full outline of featured content in the UPK 12.1 What's New Player. In this outline you'll find high level overviews of some of the features UPK 12.1, similar to the UPK What's New PDF documents, but using a UPK Player. Last week at Collaborate 14, we were able to present this content to UPK customers and received a lot of great feedback on both UPK 12.1 and the improved What's New format.

For a more in-depth look at UPK 12.1 features, be sure to head over to the UPK Master Documentation Library which has been updated with the UPK 12.1 Documentation.

We hope that you are as excited as we are about the release of UPK 12.1 and, as always, we welcome your comments and feedback.

Monday Mar 17, 2014

Oracle User Productivty Kit (UPK) 12.1 What's New Preview

UPK 12.1 is quickly approaching and the UPK Product Management team would like to share with you a few examples of the improvements this customer-driven release delivers. If you've already read the Statement of Direction for Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK), you will have a good idea of what's coming in UPK 12.1, but today we're going to give you a chance to See It!

Click Read More below for more information on some of the most eagerly anticipated features of UPK 12.1.
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Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

Statement of Direction for Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) - December 2013

Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) is an easy-to-use and comprehensive platform for developing, maintaining, and, deploying content. UPK increases user productivity and user adoption will enterprise applications. Project teams can mitigate risk through all phases of a project lifecycle and dramatically reduce the time to deployment by leveraging UPK.

With thousands of organizations adopting UPK, and millions of users using the software in 22 languages, UPK has a rather large and prominent customer base. Oracle recognizes this considerable investment in UPK by our customers and partners alike and continues to innovate, develop, as well as support UPK.

This document clarifies Oracle’s strategic intent regarding UPK.

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Monday May 20, 2013

Enablement Service Pack 2 for UPK 11.1 is Now Available

Enablement Service Pack 2 for Oracle User Productivity Kit 11.1 is now available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

In this ESP you'll find support for critical new platforms: Windows 8, Windows 2012 (server), Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 17 ESR, iOS 6, Office 2013, and Oracle Application Testing Suite 12.2. Not to mention all the new versions of Target Applications that have been added. Have a look at the updated Technical Specifications, Professional Technical Specifications, and Target Applications Technical Specifications for a full list of platform and target application updates.

This ESP also offers an optional updated appearance for your Player bubbles in See It! and Try It! modes and a new mouse click graphic in See It! mode. You can see an example image below and test drive the updated play mode appearance by launching any topic in the UPK Master Documentation Library. For example, try the Start the Developer topic. Steps detailing how to configure these updated elements in your Player Publishing Project or published Player files can be found in the Change Play Mode Appearance section of the UPK Master Documentation Library. (Note: this section is named Customize Windowed See It! Mode in the delivered Content Development.pdf.)

Player New Bubble and Mouse Click Style

The UPK Player on an iPad was introduced in UPK 11.1 ESP1 and has been improved with the release of UPK 11.1 ESP 2. Sound in UPK content is now available when the UPK Player is launched on an iPad, providing a richer experience to your iPad users. In addition, Windowed See It! mode is now supported on iPads, giving you another way to deliver content to your mobile workforce. Speaking of which, the Windowed See It! mode features a completely redesigned navigation bar. The navigation bar includes the elapsed play time, anticipated topic duration, and a slider bar representing the progress through the topic. The slider bar also provides quick navigation through the topic. Once you See It! in action, I'm sure you'll agree it's a huge improvement.

Windowed See It! New Style

For more information, please see the latest What's New in Oracle UPK and What's New in Oracle UPK Pro documents.

Friday Mar 09, 2012

Oracle UPK 11.1 and Oracle UPK Professional 11.1 Now Available

Oracle UPK 11.1 and Oracle UPK Professional 11.1 provide the ability to expand content contribution, broaden collaboration, and reduce testing time and costs.  Here’s what UPK 11.1 can do for your customers:

· Record It! wizard - Simplify content creation and enable any UPK Developer user to quickly create and edit content in minutes without having to learn UPK.

· Test It! mode - Decrease testing time by streamlining the capturing and compiling of test step results for QA, regression and user acceptance testing of software.  Reduce test plan creation time and accelerate the testing cycle by enabling any user to capture the steps to recreate an issue.

· Frame Commenting - Create efficiency in content creation and editing as well as application testing by capturing frame-level notes and information.

· Collaboration Enhancements - Broaden collaboration efforts through easier access to experts. SMEs can monitor feedback or questions on content that may need to be clarified further to ensure knowledge retention.

· Additional Support - Mozilla Firefox 10.0, SAP Netweaver Business Connector for Desktop 3.0, SAP GUI Windows 7.20 patch 9, and other Oracle target applications are supported.

For complete details, download the What’s New in Oracle UPK Professional 11.1 and What’s New in Oracle UPK 11.1.  Existing Oracle UPK and UPK Professional customers who are current on maintenance can upgrade to the latest version at no charge by downloading the product(s) at Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

For additional information, check out the new materials available on

Thursday Oct 27, 2011

Enablement Service Pack 1 for UPK 11 is Now Available

We are please to announce that Enablement Service Pack 1 (ESP 1) for UPK 11 is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Like previous Enablement Service Packs, this update allows you to incrementally update UPK features and functionality without the need to install a new version of the software. Enablement Service Pack 1 for UPK 11 adds a new feature in the Player which allows users to easily share content, it provides updates to commonly recorded platforms and applications, and it adds support for new versions of infrastructure platforms. Continue reading for additional details.

New Player Feature: Share
The UPK Player now includes a link above the concept pane called "Share".

Continue reading for more details.

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Wednesday Nov 10, 2010

UPK 3.6.1 Enablement Service Pack 3

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Thursday Jul 08, 2010

UPK 3.6.1 Enablement Service Pack 2

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Wednesday Apr 14, 2010

UPK 3.6.1 Enablement Service Pack 1

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Monday Mar 22, 2010

UPK 3.6.1 is Available on E-Delivery

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Thursday Jan 21, 2010

UPK 3.5.1 Enablement Service Pack 3

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The authors of this blog are members of the UPK product development, management, and marketing teams. On this blog, you'll find UPK news, tips/tricks, upcoming events, and general information on UPK - the easy-to-use, comprehensive content development, deployment, and maintenance platform for increasing project, program, and user productivity.


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