Monday Sep 24, 2012

New Test Fest Available

Test Fest is back by popular demand, and has been included as one of the many partner benefits for attending OPN Exchange this year. Remind your partners to join us from October 1 - 4 in the Marriott Marquis, Juniper Room at Oracle OpenWorld, and be sure to watch and share the new video.

New Marketing Kit Available

Check out the NEW Marketing Kit- "Oracle Storage for Database & Engineered Systems" designed to help partners generate sales for Oracle Storage.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OPENWORLD 2012 - San Francisco

Updates for you and to share with your partners:

OPN Exchange will kick off on Sunday, September 30th with Oracle Partner Keynote at 1pm PT and General Sessions at 3:30pm PT.

• OPN Exchange AfterDark Reception featuring Macy Gray will be held at Metreon’s City View Terrace on Sunday, September 30th @ 7:30pm PT

• Pre-enroll to attend 40+ OPN Exchange Sessions and Test Fest exams via Schedule Builder.

Friday Sep 21, 2012

SL150 Demo Equipment Program Initiative VAD Webcast Replay

If you missed the webcast, the recorded version of the SL150 DEP Initiative VAD Webcast is now available at the VAD Resource Center under Demo Equipment Purchase Program.

Thursday Sep 20, 2012

Join the webcast on "Oracle Servers Sales Plays" on September 26th at 10:00AM CET/ 09:00AM UK

This webcast is dedicated to our EMEA partner community, and designed to provide them with important updates on our Servers product portfolios.
Please forward to your teams and your partner contacts -- and ensure they don't miss these unique opportunities to learn about our hardware offering and solutions!

Click here for the invitation and details on how to join.

Monday Sep 17, 2012

Oracle Announces Latest Release of Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle announced the availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2, the latest enhancement to the world's most popular, open source, cross-platform virtualization software.

The release builds on previous versions by adding new features such as VM Groups which are designed to streamline management, improving network capabilities, and providing support for new host and guest operating system platforms.

See the press release here.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2 Now Available

Oracle announced general availability of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2.

The release introduces unique capabilities for deploying and managing business applications in an enterprise private cloud, such as Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), enhanced business application management, and integrated hardware-software management for Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2012, on Sunday September 30th, the SIG Sunday program includes a dedicated track for Oracle Enterprise Manager. Learn more here.

Oracle Spatial renamed Oracle Spatial and Graph

As of the July 19th, 2012 Global Price List, we have renamed "Oracle Spatial" to "Oracle Spatial and Graph". We have made this change to highlight the existing network and semantic graph capabilities in Oracle Spatial and in recognition of the increasing market demand for graph database capabilities. Oracle Spatial and Graph has the same pricing and features as the current Oracle Spatial. This is a product name change only.

VADs can now access their Partners Specialization Tracker

Partners can now enable their VAD to help them in the process to become Specialized. It's as simple as the PRM Administrator to add their VAD in the OPN Competency Center preferences page. Invite your partners to add you!

Click here for a 3 minute tutorial, and here for more information.

The OPN Exchange Afterdark Reception is Back!

This year, the OPN Exchange “AfterDark” Reception is no longer invite only, but exclusive and free to all partners attending Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange! Be sure to spread the word and visit the OPN Blog here for more information.

Wednesday Sep 12, 2012

Hardware Support & Warranty Start Date - Now based on Date of Delivery

Oracle announced that effective September 1, 2012, the start date for the Oracle Hardware Warranty, Premier Support for Systems and Premier Support for Operating Systems will be based on the date the hardware is delivered to the delivery location designated in the hardware order accepted by Oracle.

For further details, click here

New OBI 11G Online Sales & Pre-Sales Partner Assessment Tests

OBI partners can now update their specialization certification to the latest product version 11g for OBI: until recently, the accreditation had examined skills for OBI 10g.

New OPN on-line Sales & Pre-sales Assessment Tests Available

Read more on Specialization

Tuesday Sep 11, 2012

Partner Pricing and Business Practices Update September 5th, 2012

Click here to see the announcement and download the September 5, 2012 Partner Business Practices Update

Friday Sep 07, 2012

REMINDER: OPN Exchange Early-Bird registration period expires today, Friday, 7. September

This is the last opportunity to register to OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld at the Early-Bird price of $595. Don't miss it!

Join the Webcast on September 18 to Learn Benefits of Upgrading to Oracle Database 11g

Attend the Webcast on Tuesday September 18, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT to learn the "Three Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Oracle Database 11g."

During the live Webcast, Oracle experts will explain how customers who are still working with Oracle Database 10g or an even older version can gain the business, operational, and technical benefits provided by Oracle Database 11g.

If you cannot participate in the live event, a replay will be available on the same registration page shortly afterward.




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