Tuesday May 22, 2012

FY13 Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff - June 26, 2012

Save Tuesday, June 26, 2012 for our annual Partner Kickoff Event. This live webcast and in-person event, hosted by Oracle PartnerNetwork, will kickoff FY13 with messages from Judson Althoff, Oracle thought leaders, regional sales executives, and partners. During this time we will share Oracle's strategy and objectives for the upcoming year and provide an opportunity to learn about how to make money with Oracle through our full stack offering. Mark your calendars now; additional event information and logistics forthcoming. We look forward to your participation.

WebCenter Sites 11g R1 Jumpstart Kit is available!

  • Login to My Oracle Support (support.oracle.com).
  • Click the Patches & Updates tab
  • Search by "Product or Family" and enter "Oracle WebCenter Sites" for the Product.
  • Select "Sites 11GR1" for the Release and click Search.
  • You will see "Oracle WebCenter Sites 11gR1 Jump start Kit (Patch)" Patch number 14060594

WebCenter Summer Bootcamps

WebCenter Portal PS5 Advanced training (Portugal, Lisbon,  9-13th July)

  • Audience: Consultants, Developers
  • Skill requirements: Certified WebCenter Portal Implementation Specialist or involved in an Oracle WebCenter Portal implementation
  • Hardware requirements: 4 GB RAM, Windows XP or 7,  Minimum 10 GB free disk space

Pre-requisition:
In preparation for this Advanced Trainings we want you to provide:

  • Real life examples or business scenarios where you applied technologies like ADF, JSF, Java, HTML, .NET in relation to WebCenter Portal to build front-end/UI solutions
  • Your view on advantages and disadvantages to use the technologies above in the context of a WebCenter Portal Implementation
  • Challenges you encountered during your WebCenter Portal implementation
  • Any other related topics you would like to discuss within the objective of this Advanced Training

Agenda:

  • WebCenter Core – ADF, Portal Framework, Portlets
  • Performance, Tuning and Sizing
  • Platform Integration – SES, Oracle Applications, Content
  • Securing Portals
  • Mobile Enabling WebCenter
  • Install and Deployment

WebCenter Sites 11g advanced training (Germany, Munich, 16-18th July)

  • WebCenter Sites: Building a Site Using Sites 11gR1 (3 Days In Person for 11gR1 product update)
  • Audience: Application / Java / J2EE Developer / JSP Developer,  Functional Implementer, Java Developer, Developer, Technical Consultant / System Analyst / Architect
  • Pre-requisition: Delivered successful an Oracle WebCenter Sites implementation.
  • Skill requirements: Experience in web application or web site development (using Java, JSP, ASP, XML, X/HTML, CSS). Familiarity with WebCenter Sites Content Server concepts and high level architecture.
  • Hardware requirements: 8 GB RAM & Pentium 4 with dual-core CPU & Minimum 15 GB free disk space 

Oracle Unveils Enhancements to Oracle WebCenter Sites

In May 2012, Oracle announced availability of Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g. This new release gives organizations comprehensive tools to drive customer acquisition and brand loyalty by simplifying the creation, management, and optimization of interactive and social online experiences.
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Introducing Oracle WebCenter Sites 11gR1: Transforming the Online ExperienceProduct Availability:  
WebCenter Sites 11gR1 (11.1.1.6.0) is available to download on OTN and eDelivery.

Flash Demo:Transforming the Marketing User Experience.

Documentation

Latest WebCenter PS5 Documentation (11.1.1.6)

  • WebCenter Portal
    Oracle’s official documentation on the WebCenter Portal product.
  • WebCenter Content
    Oracle’s official documentation on the WebCenter Content product.
  • Expression Language Expressions
    Explains expression language expressions and gives you tips on the most common ones to use within your WebCenter Portal application.

WebCenter Partner Community Calendar

Date Event Name Location/Country
30.05.2012-01.06.2012 Oracle WebCenter Sites:  Architecture and Administration Workshop Reading , UK
04.06.2012-05.06.2012 Social Business Forum Milan, Italy
07.06.2012 WebCenter Content: Performance Tuning Webcast
14.06.2012 Oracle Customer Experience Summit 2012 Koeln, Germany
26.06.2012 FY13 Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff Webcast
27.06.2012-28.06.2012 SocialNow - Tools for Workforce Collaboration Oporto, Portugal
09.07.2012-13.07.2012 Advanced Oracle WebCenter Portal Training; RSVP Lisbon, Portugal
17.07.2012-19.07.2012 WebCenter Sites 11g Training; RSVP Munich, Germany
28.09.2012 Global Partner Advisory Board San Francisco, USA
30.09.2012-04.10.2012 Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, USA
30.10.2012 Conference Document and Information Management Helsinki, Finland

Date Event Name Location/Country
On Demand Social Business Thought Leaders - Is Social Business an Evolution or Revolution Webcast
On Demand Social Business Thought Leaders - Race against the Machine Webcast
On Demand Driving an Engaging Customer Experience with the Online Channel Webcast
On Demand Oracle and FatWire Integration Plans: The Evolution of Web Experience Management Webcast
On Demand New Business Opportunities for Partners with Oracle WebCenter Webcast
On Demand Oracle And Taleo -Driving Exceptional Organizational Performance Webcast

Partner Spotlight

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567693.pngIf information is power, then knowing how to sort, search and store your data could give your company the strength it needs to succeed. ARCivate specialises in universal content manage­ment, providing consultancy services to help organisations realise the true value of their data. ARCivate is at the forefront of Oracle Webcenter technologies and is helping blue chip businesses to get the most from Oracle WebCenter solutions. If not managed well, the handling of unstructured data can waste hours, squander resources by duplicating effort and cause compliance issues.

From the first document capture to the sharing, sorting and searching of vital business documents, ARCivate’s team of data management specialists can help your business streamline activities. To meet this requirement Arcivate has developed the Briefcase Manager Solution using Oracle WebCenter technologies, linking to your Line of Business applications, to join the structured data to the unstructured content.

For more information click
here.



http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567693.pngBITLAYER is a Slovak Oracle Partner that has a strong background in Java and WebLogic development and by combining this with their  focus on Oracle WebCenter Portal, Sites, Social and WebCenter Content solutions, they are creating rich, collaborative environments with an emphasis on the personalization of applications, portals and sites for a unique and customized user experience.

Bitlayer has from day one specialized in near shore software development, and part of our services is to provide support to InfoMENTUM within a range of Oracle WebCenter technology.

For more information click
here.

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Capgemini creates a Center of Excellence for Oracle WebCenter and ATG multi-channel Solutions, the center has started operating in January with integrated tools, methodologies and highly qualified professionals to become a reference class in WebCenter and ATG

Capgemini, one of the leaders in consulting, technology and outsourcing, has launched a Centre of Excellence  for Oracle WebCenter and ATG multichannel Solutions , which aims to become  a center of reference for integrated tools, methodologies and highly qualified professionals in this field.

The Center will be located in Zaragoza, and will focus on WebCenter and ATG  multichannel solutions that will be a key part of Capgemini's strategy for becoming e one of the leading suppliers in the areas of WEM (Web Experience Management), eCommerce and ECM (Enterprise Content Management). The unit of Capgemini portals in Spain is made up of over 200 professionals and experts in the above mentioned technologies and with experience in digital communication, strategy, usability, design and technology. The common and proven methodology tested at multiple national and international companies provided by the international network of the Group complements the Spanish team’s expertise.

For more information click
here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567693.pngFadata officially became a WebCenter Content Specialized partner in the Adriatic region upon the successful completion of the corresponding Oracle specialization tests.'Being recognized by Oracle and customers will greatly help our company in maintaining a high level of implementation services related to Oracle Web Center Content, as one of strategic products we are focused on.

This certification, that our team is very proud of, will certainly help our company FADATA to gain additional advantage, competitiveness, and integrity in implementing Oracle Web Center Content solutions, both on current and future projects in the region'' according to Velimir Corovic and Marjan Nikolic from Fadata.

For more information click here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567676.pngGoogle Search Appliance Connector for Oracle WebCenter Content
The Google Search Appliance (GSA) provides fast search for your intranet or website. Fishbowl Solutions provides a connector for the Google Search Appliance to integrate it with the Oracle WebCenter Content Server while retaining the security benefits of Oracle WebCenter Content. For more information and real customer example click here Fairview Health Services Case Study or Webinar recording

For more information click here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567676.png Yannick Ongena  joined InfoMentum UK and with that InfoMentum is growing faster by hiring the best in the market. Yannick Ongena’s wrote the  Oracle WebCenter 11g PS3 Administration Cookbook which is  the best practical WebCenter book out there covering the radically new features introduced by the 11g R1 Patch Set 3 version of the product. In 14 chapters it provides 100+ step-by-step recipes that help the reader through a wide variety of tasks, ranging from portal and portlet creation through content integration, all the way to security. The book covers many of the collaboration services of WebCenter as well, including discussions, wikis, polls, tagging, and search. If you’re interested in WebCenter Spaces, the book offers a dozen or so recipes including space creation, sub-space management, lists, as well as spaces life cycle.
As the most active and one of the most knowledgable members of the WebCenter community, Yannick writes in an accurate and easy to follow language. While the title of the book suggests that it was written more of as a cookbook that you turn to when you’re about to prepare a new “WebCenter dish”, it is an ideal reading for newcomers to learn the product. The book comes with the source code of the samples.

For more information click here.

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Lingotek: The Translation Network gives enterprise business customers new ways to engage their global communities by providing trusted, rapid translations to expand and grow business in a cost-effective way. They do this by using sophisticated translation technologies, workflow management, and community collaboration. Lingotek have developed a solution to instantly translate content directly from Oracle WebCenter Content including Site Studio using the new Lingotek - Inside integration.
Users will be able to access translated content, nominate content for professional translation, and even offer to translate content themselves, all without leaving the site!

For more information click
here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567693.pngNovae Conseil is an Oracle WebCenter solutions and development company, specialising on portals, online applications and EDRMS.

With more than 2,300 man-days of Oracle WebCenter Portal, Oracle WebCenter Content and Oracle ADF experience on successful customer projects, which usually involved integration with other Fusion Middleware products, Novae Conseil brings a deep understanding of all the Oracle portal/webapp/EDRMS capabilities and of how to implement them.

Novae Conseil complements Oracle WebCenter products with innovative custom functionalities.

For more information click
here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567693.pngQuobell is a Dutch Oracle Gold Partner that is working with Oracle technology for more than 15 years.  Since 2010 its focus  has been on Enterprise Content Management and Enterprise Portals using the Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content technology stack. As an Oracle Specialized WebCenter Content Partner in the Netherlands it is the partner that guarantees  a rapid implementation and deployment of a complete enterprise content management solution including: scanning, workflow, security, archiving, search and publishing on internet, intranet and extranet portals. A smooth integration of WebCenter Portal and WebCenter Content is one of Quobells specialties within this field.

The certified implementation consultants of Quobell really understand the architecture and possibilities of the WebCenter technology and combine that with in-depth knowledge and experience of ADF and Java. This enables Quobell to leverage fast and cost-effective customization to the WebCenter Solutions to the specific needs of the organization and its customers. Rabobank and Arval are among some of Dutch based international operating organizations for which Quobell successfully carried out projects to create innovative WebCenter Solutions.

For more information click
here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567676.png This partner is renowned for his Oracle knowledge but also has in-depth knowledge of ADF in the context of WebCenter. Watch their webcast for Contextual Messaging Extension for Oracle WebCenter.


For more information click here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567676.pngSignum TTE, from Turkey and a Gold member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), recently announced it has achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle WebCenter Portal. Signum TTE which began operations in the IT sector in 2005, is an innovative software solution house focusing on two main issues. Signum TTE presents services and solutions on Oracle Middleware products and technologies and its own product "WinDesk Service Management".

For more information click here.

Silbury ITSilbury IT in a specialized Oracle WebCenter partner, offering consulting, training and software solutions in the WebCenter Content, WebCenter Portal and WebCenter Sites areas. Silbury consulting means taking advantage of our experts' Oracle ECM product knowledge and the longest-standing experience in the German-speaking area. As an active member of the WebCenter Partner community, Silbury is regularly conducting partner enablement events like OPN Bootcamps and Online Training courses. Silbury is an Oracle WebCenter Content Specialized Partner in Germany but also active through EMEA

For more information click here.

StoneBeachThe strength of StoneBeach is the cutting edge expertise of our consultants and our partnerships with leading vendors of information management platforms. Their main business focus is on Enterprise Content Management and solutions to make the customer information processes more efficient inside and outside the company. StoneBeach creates new or adapts existing information solutions according to the customer's requirements and goals in terms of size, usability, and functionality. With extensive experience in Oracle WebCenter, StoneBeach has implemented several solutions at companies in the Nordics.

Examples of StoneBeach customers are information intensive companies with requirements to manage information in an easy but secure way, often in multiple languages and through different channels. Some of the companies that have continuously used and continue to use our competency in the long term are Scania, Posten, Sandvik, and TrygVesta

For more information click here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1567676.pngTEAM Informatics is a global enterprise solutions and technology company. TEAM collaborates with clients by providing products, services, support and training to put unstructured data to work. Utilizing best-in-class technologies, TEAM has successfully implemented thousands of business solutions across a diverse spectrum of organizations of varying size and vertical focus in order to meet aggressive business needs.

As a long-standing WebCenter partner TEAM recently developed the TEAM WebCenter Sites connector. The TEAM WebCenter Sites connector allows you to leverage the Oracle WebCenter Content enterprise content management platform and deliver centrally-managed content to all your WebCenter Sites deployments. Furthermore, the Digital Asset Management (DAM) capabilities in WebCenter Content allow your web marketers to spend less time creating manual renditions for multimedia files and more time on achieving your web marketing goals.

For more information, click here.

http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@opnpublic/documents/digitalasset/1432925.jpgVASSIT, an UK WebCenter Portal Specialized Partner, have developed a solution called Smartex to deliver Smart Marketing solutions. Businesses shouldn't waste marketing resources on campaigns that are hit or miss. Instead, you need to plan, and track marketing efforts so you can learn what works and then change what doesn't. That way, you concentrate efforts on tactics that generate real results.

Smart marketing isn’t just about great campaigns, it's about targeting the right customer. Businesses needs to efficiently identify, extract and analyse all available business data. Marketing based on in depth research will generate leads, build brand awareness, and grow businesses.

For more information click here.

WebCenter Bloggers

Following are our active bloggers who are contributing to WebCenter community and helping us to enhance our knowledge base about Oracle WebCenter Solutions.

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Meet the Oracle WebCenter Team: Loren Weinberg, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy

The Oracle WebCenter team includes some of the best minds in the industry, and in this series of articles we are introducing readers to some of the team's key players. In this edition, we turn the spotlight on Loren Weinberg, vice president of product management and strategy, who joined the Oracle WebCenter team last September, following Oracle's acquisition of FatWire.

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Customer Snapshots

iPad and Oracle WebCenter in Action

Medtronic arms its sales team with collateral on the Apple iPad, driven by Oracle WebCenter. Current marketing and sales materials are now available anytime and anywhere for Medtronic's iPad users with content updates driven by Oracle WebCenter.

WebCenter Sites on OTN

Pages for WebCenter Sites are now live! 
  • Customers can access content and information on the Overview, Documentation, Community, and Learn More tabs. 
  • A new discussion forum is available for Sites from the Community tab.  This new forum is under the WebCenter umbrella category.
  • The Downloads tab will become available with the release of 11gR1.
  • Direct any questions, concerns, or suggestions about the WebCenter Sites presence on OTN to Joe Duane.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

Oracle WebCenter Sites & Translation – powered by Lingotek

You are invited to a special preview of the Lingotek Inside Oracle WebCenter Sites solution which will be showcased at Collaborate in Las Vegas later in April.

Register Now!

Now it's easy to quickly translate your content directly from Oracle WebCenter Sites using the new Lingotek - Inside for Oracle WebCenter Sites integration. Your users will be able to access translated content, nominate content for translation, and even offer to translate content themselves.

WebCenter Sites Documentation

To get access to the FatWire branded support material, please go to http://support.fatwire.com and register for a new account. When WebCenter Sites 11gR1 is available, all relevant documentation will be available through the normal Oracle support infrastructure.

Thursday Feb 16, 2012

WebCenter Implementation Specialist Exam Preparation Webcasts: WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal

Oracle Partner Network would like to invite you to Refresh Courses for WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal, to help partners to prepare for the WebCenter Implementation Specialist EXAMS.

This is a 3 hours intensive refresher partner-only training session, providing attendees with an overview of WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal functions and related topics. After the refresher part you will be able to take the relevant Implementation Specialist EXAM depending on your personal focus.
    

NOTE: This is only suitable for experienced WebCenter Content or WebCenter Portal practitioners

Who should attend?

Partner Consultants who want to become an Oracle WebCenter Content or a WebCenter Portal Certified Implementation Specialist or both, that will help them to differentiate themselves in front of customers and support their Companies to become Specialized.

 Webcast Details:

Date

Topic 

Speaker 

Web Call Details

Intercall Details 


April 3rd

WebCenter Portal

Refresh Course

Yannick Ongena, InfoMentum WebCenter Portal Specialized Partner

Join Webcast 

Dial-in numbers:
CC/SP:

1579222/9221

Time: 12:00 -15:00 CET

Break around 13:30

Conference ID/Key: 9729232/0304

 

Date 

Topic 

Speaker 

Web Call Details

Intercall Details 


April 10th

WebCenter Content  

Refresh
Course

Markus Neubauer, Silbury WebCenter Content Specialized Partner 

Join Webcast

Dial-in numbers:
CC/SP:

 1579222/9221 

Time: 12:00 -15:00 CET 

Break around 13:30

Conference ID/Key: 9819145/1004

Local dial-in numbers can be found here.

Next Steps:
After the Webcast you will receive the Training material and FREE Vouchers to book and take the:

Booking with Voucher can be done on www.pearsonvue.com.

Note: FREE Vouchers will be send after attending the webcast.

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