We launched 11g today. It's not just announcements - the software is ready to download.
There is more information on the updated Identity Management site.
It's also a major milestone for Oracle Directory Services reflecting over 3 years of work.
So what is new?
The biggest changes in this release are within the management interfaces.
First - all 11g Identity Management components are now integrated with Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control (EMFMC). EMFMC provides customers with operational monitoring (is the server up/down, how is it performing) and is the single point of access for logging and auditing.
Second - Directory Services now support a common management interface - Oracle Directory Services Manager. In previous version - OID and OVD had independent desktop-based management interfaces. ODSM provides a Web-based, task-focused interface leveraging Oracle's ADF framework so it has a desktop look & feel. While OID and OVD both share a common management interface - they do not require each other for deployment.
Over the next few posts - I will provide some more screencasts of ODS 11g.