Monday Dec 16, 2013

Available Now! SQL Developer Release 4.0 - Production

Oracle SQL Developer Release 4.0 production version is released. Here is the new features.

Monday Dec 09, 2013

SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 (full release)

Just to forward the announcement:

SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 is now available. Thanks attending the Early Adopter initiative and providing comments and feedback!

Let's get you started.

Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

APEX Listener Release 2.0.5 is now available on OTN (Oracle Technology Network).

Oracle Application Express (APEX) Listener 2.0.5 is now available on OTN (Oracle Technology Network) 

Oracle APEX Listener 2.0.5 Download 

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Oracle Day 2013

Oracle Day is a global event series that will be held in 75 cities worldwide. Events begin in mid-October 2013 and run through January 2014. These events are cross-stack, covering Oracle technology, applications, and hardware. This year our theme is “Innovation in Practice,” and attendees will hear engaging stories of companies who are driving innovation with Oracle’s help.

Oracle Day provides an opportunity for our customers to get a one-day, high-level overview of everything Oracle offers across the complete stack. It communicates Oracle’s high-level value proposition of driving innovation through simplified IT. It’s also a good opportunity for those who were unable to attend Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2013 to hear about the latest Oracle announcements firsthand.

Check out the schedule, then register here.

Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

Read the newly updated Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy Document

The newly updated Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy Document is now available.  This is Oracle's official way of communicating product end-of-life plans.

Major changes include:

  • 11g & 10gR3 'suite' date changes
  • New entries and updates for BI & EPM
  • Extended Fusion Middleware 11g Lifetime Support Policy Dates (Doc ID 1585582.1) explains the rationale for the extended 'suite' support timelines as well as the extended error correction support for 11gR1 PS6
  • 12c related Lifetime Support Policy changes were excluded during this round of updates.  The 12c additions will be added when the roadmap is finalized.

Friday Sep 27, 2013

A Case Study - Setting Up Oracle Forms 11g with OAM (Oracle Access Manager)

Article by Falilou Waidi, Principal Support Engineer, Oracle Corporation, France

Oracle Forms Services applications can be executed in a Single Sign-on environment using Oracle Access Manager 11g (OAM) and Oracle Internet Directory (OID) to eliminate the need for additional or different logins to access many applications during the same user session.

Oracle Forms Services applications in Oracle FMW 11g Release 2 can be protected by one of the following authentication servers:

  • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g
  • Oracle Single Sign-On Server (OSSO) 10g
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Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

APEX Listener Release 2.0.4 is now available on OTN (Oracle Technology Network) !

Oracle Application Express (APEX) Listener 2.0.4 is now available on OTN (Oracle Technology Network) !

Oacle APEX Listener 2.0.4  Download Download

New Features

Developers Guide

Release Notes and Installation Guide


Enjoy it !

Friday Sep 20, 2013

Available Now ! Oracle Application Express (APEX) Release 4.2.3

It is a pleasure for me to share with you an announcement from Sunny Patel, Principal Support Engineer, Oracle Corporation UK

Oracle Application Express (APEX) 4.2.3 is now available on OTN (Oracle Technology Network) !

  • If you currently have Application Express 4.2, 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 already, then simply apply the 4.2.3 Patch:17347169 from MOS (My Oracle Support).
  • If you have Oracle Application Express 4.1.1 or earlier (including Oracle HTML DB Release 1.5) then download the entire install from  OTN
  • If you do not have Oracle Application Express installed yet, download and install the entire Oracle Application Express release from OTN now and start enjoying it !
Application Express 4.2.3 includes numerous bug fixes together with significant improvements and modernizations to the included Packaged Applications. There is also two brand new packaged application, Data Reporter and Opportunity Tracker. Each productivity application includes a "What's New" section which itemizes the updates made. For more, see Patch Set Notes.

Monday Sep 16, 2013

FMW Newsletter Sep 2013

The latest FMW newsletter has been published, 

Oracle Fusion Middleware Support News : Current Edition - Volume 9 : September 2013 (Doc ID 1347075.1)


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Oracle OpenWorld 13: Learn. Connect. Explore with Oracle Support and Services

September is upon us and that can only mean one thing - OpenWorld is just around the corner!

It is a great opportunity to Learn. Connect. Explore with Oracle Support and Services

Oracle Support and Services will be at Oracle OpenWorld in full force this year with 500 Services experts, 40+ sessions, a Support Stars Bar, a My Oracle Support Community Meet up, and demos of powerful new support tools. Learn best practices for maintaining Oracle Fusion Middleware, how to utilize Oracle Fusion Middleware products in a private cloud environment, tips for running Oracle Fusion Middleware in critical environments, and more.

Check out the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer!

We hope to see you in San Francisco later this month!

Share your findings! - Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Early Adopter 2 is now available

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Early Adopter 2 is now available. Besides JDK 7 support, this release includes Database Performance Monitoring features to manage snapshots, baselines and enhanced reporting options (ADDM  & ASH).
Anyone is welcome to raise findings, issues and comments - please log them on the OTN Forum marked with an "EA2" prefix in  the subject line.

Here are a few links to get you started :

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Oracle Forms Product Management Invites you to Oracle Forms DemoGrounds booth in Oracle Open World

I am delighted to share the invitation from Mr. Michael Ferrante (Principal Product Manager, Oracle Forms) to the Oracle Open World - September 22–26, 2013 in San Francisco.

In addition to having the Forms Product Manager in attendance, they are planning to also have a member of the Forms Support team and the Director of Forms Product Development on hand.  So get your questions and ideas ready and come visit the Oracle Forms DemoGrounds booth.

The focus of the booth this year is The Future of Oracle Forms Applications and Developers !

Your participation to the following poll is greatly appreciated :

For news and announcements from first hand, please follow @oracleopenworld on twitter.

Thursday Aug 15, 2013

Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) Support Newsletter

Distributing news has come a long way, from handcarved stone or metal "Acta Diurna" during the Roman Empire (1st century), to handwritten Kaiyuan Za Bao ("Bulletin of the Court") on silk in China during the T'ang Dynasty (8th century), to paper in Europe in the 16th century.

Not that long ago, you sent the dog outside, and he returned with a slobbery newspaper.

Where do you get your news today? If you're like most people, you might watch TV or check several websites each day for political news, recent disasters, tech news.

We try to stay out of politics. We certainly hope you won't have any disasters with Oracle products (!), and to help prevent this we publish technology news quarterly to give you the latest information from Oracle Fusion Middleware Support.[Read More]

Monday Aug 12, 2013

Available Now ! Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 Early Adopter

 The Early Adopter release of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0  is now available on OTN (Oracle Technology It completes as important add-on release 4.0 of SQL Developer. It comes with an interesting set of new features.

More details:

Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

Knowledge Management Feedback

Who doesn't like to get feedback?

After a wonderful concert, we stand up and applaud to show that we are very pleased with the performance of the orchestra.

The children get motivated by the feedback they got from their parents. The feedback is very critical to improve their success in the future.

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