Friday Feb 28, 2014

Partner Enablement Update: The Latest News For March

This issue covers a broad range of resources and updates designed for the partner ecosystem:

  • Oracle Applications Cloud Release 8
  • OPN Certification branded merchandise
  • Resell Oracle Big Data Appliance


Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) Bundle Patches Released

We are pleased to announce that the following Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) patches were released on February 25, 2014. Specifically:

  • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) Bundle Patch
  • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) Bundle Patch

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Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Oracle’s Jeff Porter Honored with Channel Partners’ 2013 Circle of Excellence Award


 We are excited to share that our very own Jeff Porter - director, Go-to-Market and Cloud Channel Programs, Oracle - has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards by Channel Partners magazine for his role in developing and bringing Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Partner programs to market.

The Channel Partners 2013 Circle of Excellence award recognizes the top IT channel leaders that are helping partners create business value for their   customers. Editors from Channel Partners handpicked 14 winners based on their forward-looking vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition and convergence.



Oracle’s Cloud partner programs, including Oracle Cloud Referral, Oracle Cloud Specialization and Cloud Resale, are to enable partners’ to speed time to market with new cloud-based services and solutions and deliver increased value to customers. These programs have been some of the most successful OPN programs to date.

Since the announcement of these programs, OPN has seen an average growth rate of partner deal registrations for Oracle Cloud solutions of 130 percent quarter over quarter. In addition, nearly 13,000 individuals have achieved Oracle Cloud specialist certifications since the launch of the program. And we are only just getting started!

We thank you, Jeff, and congratulations!!

Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Breaking News - Java ME Embedded 8 Early Access 2

Java ME Embedded Early Access (EA) 2 is an update to the first Java ME Embedded 8 EA release in September 2013. The   EA 2 release is an implementation of the Java ME 8 standard (based on the Java ME Connected Limited Device Configuration   (CLDC) 8 and Java ME Embedded Profile (MEEP) 8.

Download Java ME 8 Early Access 2 - Learn More - Download the SDK (Includes Java ME 8 Early Access) !

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

Hello Oracle Applications Cloud Enthusiasts!

To help you prepare for the upcoming Release 8, we are pleased to share a preview of over 400 new, modern business-empowering features.

Simply visit the new Release 8 Readiness page, under the Resources menu on Oracle Cloud web portal, where you'll find the following preview content:

  • Spotlights: Webcasts delivered by Oracle Development, which spotlight top-level messages and product themes, reinforced with product demos.
  • Release Content Documents (RCDs): Learn what's new in the upcoming release by reviewing summary descriptions of each new feature and product.
  • What's New: Learn what's new in the upcoming release by reviewing expanded discussions of each new feature and product, including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations, usage tips, and more.

Check the page often, as new training material and spotlights will be added over the coming weeks. Oracle Applications - Empowering Modern Business in the Cloud!

February 14 Oracle Linux Newsletter Is Out!

The February 2014 edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! This issue has some fantastic stories on OCFS2, Ksplice, using Oracle Database with Oracle Linux, new customer success stories, and much more!

Monday Feb 24, 2014

Oracle Platform Technology Solutions Data Integrator Workshops

The Oracle Platform Technology Solutions data integrator workshops are designed to enhance ODI skills for Oracle BI Applications, E-Business Suite, Data Warehouse/ETL and BI Consultants and Applications Developers. Workshops take place in Dallas, Chicago and Santa Clara, and seats are limited, register in your city now!

In Case You Missed It – Replay Of The OPN February 12 PartnerCast Now Live!

Don’t forget to check out the replay of OPN’s February 12 live PartnerCast. We had a great lineup of guests discussing Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1, its successes with partner Branchbird, as well as our first ever live demo. Watch now!

Friday Feb 21, 2014

PTS Oracle Data Integrator Workshops for BI Applications Practitioners

The workshops are designed to enhance ODI skills for Oracle BI Applications, E-Business Suite, Data Warehouse/ETL and BI Consultants and Applications Developers. Seats are limited at the following locations: Feb 25-27 Dallas, TX/ Mar 11-13 Chicago, IL/ Apr 22-24 Santa Clara, CA. Register here!

Proving and Extending Your Oracle Linux Expertise

Prove your Oracle Linux knowledge by taking the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator Oracle Certified Associate exam!

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headlines - 21 Feb

  • CRMIT Solutions' CRM++ Asterisk Telephony Connector Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle RightNow Cloud Service. Read more.
  • Edge Information Management, Inc. Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Talent Management Cloud. Read more.
  • EmployeeScreenIQ Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service. Read more.

Standout From The Crowd: Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2015!

The Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2015 Exam (1Z1-417) is designed for individuals that are proficient in implementing Oracle Databases, Applications using Oracle Databases, or Oracle Database technology solutions or services. This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Database Performance and Tuning specialization! Check it now!

Register today for the Oracle Java ME Embedded MOOC!

We are pleased to announce that the Oracle Massive Open Online Course: Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi is open for enrollment. The course will start on March 31st! Click here to enroll!

Top Exastack ISV Headlines - 21 Feb

  • SMARTSOFT OCEAN - Performance is the most important issue for our success in the market and running OCEAN on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine provides customers with extreme performance. Read more here!
  • Eagle’s technology, running with Oracle Exadata, provides one of the most scalable, on-premise investment management solutions available. Read more here.

Register Now for the Oracle HCM Presales Seminar - March 11-12!

You are invited to attend this two-day seminar in Dubai, UAE on March 11-12. Participants will become prepared to position all of the Oracle HCM offerings and emphasize the User Experience. Register now!