Billy Cripe serves up much link love with pointers to several excellent Enterprise 2.0 resources.
William Vambenepe offers a quick overview of improvements in version 10.2.0.5 of OCAMM.
"One of the fundamental principles of SOA is that of asset re-use – reusing existing IT applications and services as first class SOA participants," explains Ruma Sanyal. "Typically these assets are hosted on legacy or mainframe systems. Often times it becomes difficult if not impossible to reuse these assets, because the practical tools and technologies available for exposing these are very limited. This is where Tuxedo comes in."
Steve Chan offers details on what to do with your hands at Collaborate09.
"It is clear that we in the enterprise software business have our work cut out for us, " writes Anna Wichansky of the Oracle Usability Advisory Board. "Customers are better informed and more knowledgeable about the user experience than ever before. If enterprise software companies think they are satisfying their customers with the features of current product offerings, customers may have a different perception. In all user interface work, the devil is in the details. If the design or implementation obscures a functional solution to a customer problem, the customer may not perceive that a solution is really in there at all. "
Mike Piech gives you two options: read his blog post or watch him cover the material in a YouTube video.
If you're going to be in the neighborhood.... Oracle ACE Alex Gorbachev says that seating is limited to 40, so get your RSVP in early.
David Chappell clears up some confusion around the data grids, CEP engines, and SOA, and explains the basis of his "Not Your MOM's Bus" concept in this interesting exchange on a Yahoo Group.