Friday Nov 30, 2012

Oracle December Calendar

Dear Oracle Partner.

we like to invite you to join our Oracle December Calendar. Just click on the picture below and enter the Calendar. Starting on 1st December every day a window will open with a question. Visitors with the most correct answers until 22nd of December will be part of the drawing to win one Apple iPad mini.

Good Luck.

Your Oracle Partner Enablement Team. 

Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Exalytics and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Partner Workshop

Workshop Description

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g is the #1 application infrastructure foundation. It enables enterprises to create and run agile and intelligent business applications and maximize IT efficiency by exploiting modern hardware and software architectures. Oracle Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine is the world’s first engineered system specifically designed to deliver high performance analysis, modeling and planning. Built using industry-standard hardware, market-leading business intelligence software and in-memory database technology, Oracle Exalytics is an optimized system that delivers unmatched speed, visualizations and scalability for Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management applications.

This FREE hands-on, partner workshop highlights both the hardware and software components that are engineered to work together to deliver Oracle Exalytics - an optimized version of the industry-leading Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database with analytic extensions, a highly scalable Oracle server designed specifically for in-memory business intelligence, and Oracle’s proven Business Intelligence Foundation with enhanced visualization capabilities and performance optimizations.

This workshop will provide hands-on experience with Oracle's latest engineered system. Topics covered will include TimesTen In-Memory Database and the new Summary Advisor for Exalytics, the technical details (including mobile features) of the latest release of visualization enhancements for OBI-EE, and technical updates on Essbase. After taking this course, you will be well prepared to architect, build, demo, and implement an end-to-end Exalytics solution. You will also be able to extend your current analytical and enterprise performance management application implementations with numerous Oracle technologies specifically enhanced to take advantage of the compute capacity and in-memory capabilities of Oracle Exalytics.

If you are a BI or Data Warehouse Architect, developer or consultant, you don’t want to miss this 3-day workshop. Register Now!


  • Exalytics Architectural Overview
  • Upgrade and Lifecycle Management
  • Times Ten for Exalytics
  • Summary Advisor Utility
  • Essbase and EPM System on Exalytics
  • Dashboard and Analysis Interactions
  • OBIEE Features and Advanced Topics

Lab Outline
The labs showcase Oracle Exalytics core components and functionality and provide expertise of Oracle Business Intelligence new features and updates from prior releases. The hands-on activities are based on an Oracle VirtualBox image with software and training samples pre-installed.

  • Lab Environment Setup
  • Creating and Working with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database
  • Running Summary Advisor Utility
  • Working with Exalytics Visualization Features – Dashboard and Analysis Interactions


  • Oracle Partners
  • BI and EPM Application Developers and Implementers
  • System Integrators and Solution Consultants
  • Data Warehouse Developers
  • Enterprise Architects


  • Experience and understanding of OBIEE 11g is required
  • Previous attendance of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite Workshop or BIEE 11gIntroduction Workshop is highly recommended
  • Good understanding of data warehousing and data modeling for reporting and analysis purpose
  • Strong experience with database technologies preferred

Equipment Requirements

This workshop requires attendees to provide their own laptops for this class.
Attendee laptops must meet the following minimum hardware/software requirements:


  • Minimum 8GB RAM
  • 60 GB free space (includes staging)
  • USB 2.0 port (at least one available)

    It is strongly recommended that you bring a mouse. You will be working in a development environment and using the mouse heavily.


  • One of the following operating systems:
    • 64-bit Windows host/laptop OS
    • 64-bit host/laptop OS with a Windows VM (XP, Server, or Win 7, BIC2g, etc.)
  • Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x or Firefox 3.5.x
  • WINRAR or 7ziputility to unzip workshop files:
  • Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.2 or higher
  • Attendees will be given a VirtualBox image containing a pre-installed Oracle Exalytics environment.


This workshop is 3 days. - Times vary by country!

9:00am: Sign-in and technical setup
9:30am: Workshop starts
5:00pm: Workshop ends

Oracle Exalytics and Business Intelligence (OBIEE) Workshop


Send email to:

Oracle Platform Technologies Enablement Services

Sunday Nov 25, 2012

BPM 11g Hands on Training

BPM 11g Hands on Training

11-14 December 2012, Birmingham (UK)


This free hands-on workshop covers the life cycle of a business process from analysis, modeling, simulation, process customization and monitoring using Oracle BPM Suite 11g.

The process modeled in the workshop includes integrating with web services, creating complex human workflows with user interfaces for task forms and incorporating rule engine-based decision services. After taking this course on Oracle BPM Suite 11g, you can go onto build industry-focused solutions, customer-facing demos, proof-of-concepts (POCs), pilot implementations and reference architectures.

Price: FREE

Hockley Suite - Oracle Offices
Blythe Valley Business Park
Shirley, Solihull
West Midlands B90 8AD
United Kingdom

11 - 14 December 2012

You will also be able to extend your current SOA implementations with BPMN based business processes.

You will have the opportunity to sit the BPM 11g Implementation Specialization exam at the end of the boot camp. The training will finish at 3pm on Friday 14th to allow time for the on-line exam to take place.


This workshop is 4 days long.

08:30 am: Arrival and sign-in
09:00 am: Workshop begins

17:30 pm: Workshop ends (more detail to be provided)

Workstation Requirements

Attendees must use their own laptops and it is essential they have the following:

          · Minimum 8GB RAM. 40GB free disk space

          · VirtualBox (latest version)

          ·7zip (required for extracting the VirtualBox image)

For more information please contact

Friday Nov 23, 2012

Virtual Developer Day: Oracle Fusion Development

Virtual Developer Day: Oracle Fusion Development

Get up to date and learn everything you wanted to know about Oracle ADF & Fusion Development plus live Q&A chats with Oracle technical staff.

Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) is the standards based, strategic framework for Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle ADF's integration with the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebCenter and Oracle BI creates a complete productive development platform for your custom applications.

Join us at this FREE virtual event and learn the latest in Fusion Development including:

  • Is Oracle ADF development faster and simpler than Forms, Apex or .Net?
  • Mobile Application Development with ADF Mobile
  • Oracle ADF development with Eclipse
  • Oracle WebCenter Portal and ADF Development
  • Application Lifecycle Management with ADF
  • Building Process Centric Applications with ADF and BPM
  • Oracle Business Intelligence and ADF Integration
  • Live Q&A chats with Oracle technical staff

Developer lead, manager or architect – this event has something for everyone. Don't miss this opportunity

December 11th, 2012
9:00 – 13:00 GMT
10:00 – 14:00 CET
12:00 – 16:00 AST
13:00 – 17:00 MSK
14:30 – 18:30 IST

Register online now for this FREE event!


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Oracle Fusion Development

Track 1
Introduction to Fusion Development

Track 2
What's New in Fusion Development

Track 3
Fusion Development in the Enterprise

Track 4
Hands On Lab - WebCenter Portal and ADF Lab w/ JDeveloper

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Is Oracle ADF development faster and simpler than Forms, Apex or .Net?

Mobile Application Development with ADF Mobile

Oracle WebCenter Portal and ADF Development

Lab materials can be found on event wiki here. Q&A about the lab is available throughout the event.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rich Web UI made simple – an ADF Faces Overview

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse - ADF Development

Building Process Centric Applications with ADF and BPM

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Next Generation Controller for JSF

Application Lifecycle Management for ADF

Oracle Business Intelligence and ADF Integration

View Session Abstracts

We look forward to welcoming you at this free event!

Wednesday Nov 21, 2012



Join us at the UKOUG Conference at the ICC in Birmingham and Take your OPN Implementation Specialist Exam for Free!

3-5 December 2012, ICC Birmingham (UK)

Dear Oracle Partner

** As a priority partner, we are sending you advance notice of these exclusive “Technology Test Fest” free examination sessions. Please note that this communication will be sent out to the wider community one week from today, so please register immediately to secure your place! **

We are delighted to offer you the exclusive opportunity to register and attend the Oracle UK “Technology Test Fest” being held as Part of the UKOUG Conference at the ICC in Birmingham in the Drawing Room at the Hyatt Regency hotel adjacent to the ICC venue, from 3rd to 5th December 2012.

This is your opportunity to sit your chosen Oracle Technology Specialist Implementation Exam free of charge on this day. Four sessions are being run (10.00AM and 14.00PM), with just 15 places at each session – so register now to avoid disappointment! (Exams take about 1.5 hours to complete.)

Price: FREE

The Drawing Room

Hyatt Regency Hotel


2 Bridge Street



3 - 5 December 2012

Which Implementation Specialist Exams are available to take?

Click here to see the list of exams available for you to sit for free at the Oracle UKOUG “Technology Test Fest”. The links also include the study guide for the particular exam.
Please review the Specialization Guide as well.

How do I register for the Oracle UK “Technology Test Fest”?

  • Fill out the Pearson Vue profile HERE and complete it with your OPN Company ID.
    • NB: Instructions on how to create/update the profile can be found HERE.
  • Register for one of the 4 sessions using the registration links at the top of this page

You will need to bring your own laptop with 'Windows OS' and a form of identification to be able to take any of the exams.

Need Help or Advice?

For more information about the tests and Get Specialized programme, please contact:

For issues with your profile or any other OPN-related problems, please contact our Oracle Partner Business Centre: or call 08705 194 194.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oracle UK “Technology Test Fest” on the 3rd- 5thDecember 2012! Book early to avoid disappointment.


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