Thursday Aug 30, 2012

Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.7 availabe now

On Thursday, 16th of August,  Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.7 (OSGD 4.7). We are supporting now newer browsers and host operating systems like Oracle Linux 6.3 (Red Hat 6.3) and Solaris 11.  Look also
for Exalogic: SGD for cloud access. SGD is supported for VirtualBox, Oracle VM, LDoms  and VMware.

Highlighted Features of Oracle Secure Global Desptop 4.7:

New Plattforms
- Host OS Solaris 11, Oracle Linux 6.3 (Red Hat 6.3)
- Oracle VM and VMware VM support
- New Application OS versions
- Newer Browser Version

Client changes (tcc)
- improved java-less experience
- compatibility check

New Server (7.6) Version
- X Keyboard X extensions, legacy keyboards and server-side configuration are no longer required to process keyboard input for X applications

- Multimonitor with RANDR and XINERAMA X extensions
- OpenGL/GLX 1.4 - better 3D graphic performance and compatibility

New Virtual Server Broker
- new broker uses Oracle VDI web services API
- SGD and Oracle VDI can be installed on different hosts

Faster Deployment
- Oracle VM templates

- Audio-input

Enhanced Security
- Secure Installation by default (SSL)

Further readings:

SPARC T5 CPU at Hot Chips 24 Symposium

On 29th of August  2012, Sebastian Turullols and Ram Sivaramakrishnan, Directors in Microelectronics Engineering, gave a presentation on the new 16-core SPARC T5 CMT processor with glueless 1-hop scaling to 8-sockets at this years Hot Chips 24 Symposium.

Find the presentation on our eSTEP portal under "eSTEP Download" tab

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Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter August 2012 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the August '12 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information to the following topics:

Notes from Corporate
Oracle buys Xsigo; Oracle Releases New Java Updates - Java SE 7 Update 6, JavaFX 2.2 and JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0; Oracle OpenWorld 2012 aqnd JavaOne 2012 Offer Attendees Unparallelled Access to Educational Content and Sessions on Latest Industry Topics and Trends,

Technical Corner
Virtualization Story - the last chapter!;Introducing Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2.0;  SPARC Migration Website;  Independent Analyst White Paper - SPARC Servers; An effective choice for Efficiency in the Data Center; Blog - What makes ZFS so Cool; SPARC Servers: An Effective Choice for Efficiency in the Datacenter (White paper); Oracle is #1 in Business Analytics; JavaOne 2012 conference; Oracle and Involver (another takeover by Oracle)

Learning & Events
Webcast Series: Accelerate Business-Critical Database Deployments with Oracle Optimized Solutions; Simplify IT and Unleash Innovation; Webcasts with EMC and Cisco; Screen-cast Series: A Better approach to Enterprise Desktop Virtualization; Cloud Builder Event Series; EM12c Customer Webcasts; plus schedule of arriving Techcasts & summary of three last events delivered;

How to
How to import large Application Projects into Oracle Solaris Studio; Advanced Administration with the Service Management Facility in Oracle Solaris 11; Best Practices for securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4; Oracle VM Template for Oracle Secure Global Desktop; Finding the Path from RHEL to Oracle Solaris 11; Determining Block Size of created files in ZFS; How to Deploy Oracle RAC on Oracle Solaris 11 Zone Clusters; How to manage ZFS Data Encryption; How to use Oracle VM VirtualBox templates

Extra summer section
Oracle Racing; Steve Job's Career Lessons

You find the Newsletter on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

PIN: eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Friday Aug 17, 2012

eSTEP TechCast - September 2012

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 6st of September and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 06. September 2012, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: Update to Oracle Database Appliance

The Oracle Database Appliance is a complete plug-n-go highly available clustered database system for the Oracle Database 11g. Pre-installed with Oracle Linux and Oracle appliance manager software, this appliance saves time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of a highly available database solution.
In this webcast we will focus on the recent software updates and the new functionalities that are now available.
We will highlight the up-sell possibilities and areas of value added services that are
common for the ODA ECO system.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Erich Kreisler

Call Info:

Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)

Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 598 375 367
Meeting Password: tech2011

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

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