General Availability of PeopleSoft Portal Solutions 9.1

Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of PeopleSoft Portal Solutions 9.1, the primary component of which is Enterprise Portal. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.1 release continues our strategy that began with release 8.8: that of providing functionality beyond just a portal framework. PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal offers a rich set of functional Web 2.0 features, which distinguishes it from conventional framework portals. In addition to new framework improvements and benefits accrued from PeopleTools 8.50, we have added functional features to the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal--especially in Collaborative Workspaces--that will enable you to introduce Web 2.0 concepts and practices into your enterprise with a resulting improvement in effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability. PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.1 is focused on these key areas:

• Enhanced Web 2.0 features
• Improved user experience

It's not possible here to list all of the enhancements but the following lists most of the major new features.


Enhanced Web 2.0 Features

PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal contains many Web 2.0 capabilities. Collaborative Workspaces--which is a set of features that come with PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal--supply the majority of those capabilities.

PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.1, along with PeopleTools 8.50, also introduces an exciting innovation that allows business analysts to provide collaborative services in their PeopleSoft application pages. Now users can work collaboratively in the context of the business data, in their PeopleSoft application pages, without having to go to a portal or collaboration workspaces. More importantly, the collaborative content is contextually tied to the business data and always available to the users of these applications.

PeopleSoft Enterprise portal 9.1 will provide these important new features:
• Wikis
• Blogs
• Tagging (also known as Social Bookmarking)
• Feeds (ATOM) publishing
• Related Discussion
• Tagging
• Links services

The new features when combined with existing Web 2.0 features provide a comprehensive Web 2.0 platform. These include:
• Discussion forum
• Document management
• Community Calendaring
• Action items
• Polling

These features, along with the inherent, delivered integration with PeopleSoft applications, make PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal a strong platform to support your PeopleSoft-focused business processes as well as those that require external or other content.


Enhanced User Experience

PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal is delivered on PeopleTools 8.50. This will give Portal some important usability improvements. Among the most notable:
• Partial page/pagelet refresh. (Content in a single pagelet can be refreshed without refreshing everything in the Portal. This improves performance.)
• Drag-and-drop pagelets. Now users will be able to arrange the layout of their portal by simply dragging pagelets to their desired location.
• Composite UIs/Mashups delivered via Related Content framework
• Improved search.
• Contemporary styles


Downloading

PeopleTools 8.50 is now available for download through Oracle Electronic Product Delivery (EPD) and the Oracle Store. Check EPD for specific platform downloads, which are updated regularly.


Reference Material

PeopleSoft Portal Solutions 9.1 Documentation Home Page on My" Oracle Support (Doc ID 887960.1)

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