Friday Oct 09, 2015

The Support Stars Bar at Oracle OpenWorld - Live Help, Demos, and More From Some of Oracle's Best and Brightest

Come to the Oracle Support Stars Bar at Oracle OpenWorld and get the answers you need from Oracle Support experts—across all Oracle product lines.

Visit us in Moscone West, Booth 3361 and learn about new features and tools that will help make your job simpler.

  • Find Answers: Ask the Stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions.
  • Win a Prize: Attend a 10-minute mini-briefing on a specialized topic for a chance to win.
  • Get Proactive: Discover powerful new proactive support tools.
  • Power Up: Maximize availability and performance with Advanced Customer Support.
Stars Bar Hours

Moscone West Exhibition Hall, Booth 3361

Monday, October 26: 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT
Tuesday, October 27: 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT
Wednesday, October 28: 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. PT

See the current Stars Bar Mini-briefing Session Schedule here.

Find Answers
Our product experts are here to help. We will have senior support engineers on hand spanning all major Oracle product areas, from systems and database products to middleware, applications, and Oracle Cloud.
Get Proactive
Discover powerful new proactive support tools, services and best practices to help you prevent problems, resolve issues more quickly, and upgrade more smoothly. Ask us about Oracle Platinum Services, Oracle Auto Service Request, Oracle Upgrade Advisors, the My Oracle Support Accreditation Program, and more.
Win a Prize
While at the Stars Bar attend a 10-minute mini-briefing for your chance to win! The briefings cover a wide variety of topics, presenting valuable tips and best practices directly from Oracle Support experts. You are sure to leave with great ideas that will make your life easier and help you get the most from your Oracle products.
Power Up
Take your support to the next level. Stop by the Oracle Advanced Customer Support table where you can talk to experts about best practices and specialized services for your mission-critical environments.

Wednesday Jul 01, 2015

Three Scenarios for Using Support Identifier Groups

Support Identifier Groups are a way to manage and organize hardware and software assets in the My Oracle Support (MOS) application. While many customers are already utilizing this feature, Oracle Portal Services has noticed there are still large swaths of customers who have not set up any SI groups, or who have set up SI groups but haven't added any assets to the groups to activate them.

We've put together some quick examples to help Customer User Administrators, or CUAs, set up their Oracle support assets more functionally and logically.

Benefits of Support Identifier Groups (SIGs)
  • Simpler, easier management of your Support Identifiers, hardware, and software assets.
  • Logically organize by geography, asset, or role.
  • Establish defaults so that future hardware and software assets get automatically added to your chosen support identifier.
  • Improve service request (SR) visibility and simplify SR reporting.
  • Streamline access to relevant support information.
What's a Support Identifier?

If you're new to My Oracle Support, an SI is an automatically-generated record "tag" that links purchased Oracle hardware or software to support resources.

Large organizations might have dozens (or possibly hundreds) of SIs scattered across multiple lines of business and geographic areas. In order for a user to receive support on Oracle products—say a database admin or HR manager—they must be assigned to an active SI. An SI is "active" as long is it has 1) an asset assigned to it and 2) hasn't expired.

Setting up Groups

So how are SI groups different from a standard SI? From a functional standpoint they're identical; the difference is an SI "group" is one generated by a CUA, rather than one generated automatically by Oracle. Normally assets and users get assigned to whatever support identifier they happen to land in when a purchase is made. This can make it hard to keep track of where assets and assigned users reside—functionally, geographically, based on role, and so on.

By creating their own SI groups, CUAs can organize assets and users as they see fit.

To make the most of Support Identifier Groups, you will need to pre-plan how users and assets are best organized. Once defined you can set up your Groups, adding users and assets logically the way you need them.

Make a Plans
Plan Steps
Expanded SI Group

In this scenario a group of CUAs might want to reorganize their current SIs to reflect specific projects or lines of business.

When to Use

Keep in mind that assets can reside in more than one SI at a time. The idea behind this scenario is to group assets according to specific projects or operations. An asset might be used for more than one project at a time; the goal is to organize them to make it easier to track.

Expanded SI
Consolidate SIs

In this scenario, the CUAs have a batch of SIs with assets assigned and scattered all over the place. They want to move the assets from their current SIs, and organize them into new SI groups consolidated by location.

When to Use

Location-based operations are obviously good candidates; grouping by location makes it easy to chart how and where assets are being used.

Consolidating SIs can also be useful if you have assets that are used exclusively by one group with little or no crossover between lines of business.

Note that when you choose to remove all active assets from a current SI, that SI gets deactivated automatically. Any users assigned to a deactivated SI would need to be moved to one of the new SI groupings.

Consolidated SI
Consolidating with a Default SIG

This scenario is similar to the previous consolidation scenario; the main difference is that one of the new SI groups is set up as a default for all future purchases going forward.

Note that all new hardware or software assets are automatically be assigned to the default going forward.

When to Use

This scenario is useful when you have a specific set of assets and users that are logically segregated from other operations, and you want to keep them separate. Often this might include assets used for specific operations, while the "default" group is for the primary workflow.

Consolidated SI with Default
Bottom Line

When planned and managed properly, SI groups can help reduce time spent managing Oracle assets. Visit Document 1569482.2 for more information.

Tuesday Apr 07, 2015

Get Recognition for your Knowledge of My Oracle Support by Becoming a My Oracle Support Accredited User

Join us as part of our live Collaborate15 event.

If you are attending the Oracle Application User's Group (OAUG) Collaborate15, use the event Scheduler to locate Accreditation sessions.

Sessions are available for Oracle DB, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Primavera. Take the opportunity to attend expert Q&A sessions to learn more about the accreditation and ask questions; you can also attend the exam session to take your accreditation

(Expert sessions are not replacements for the pre-training refresher videos. Oracle Support staff will be on hand to assist in the exam session—but they will not answer the questions in the exam.)

Add sessions to your planner by entering the term Accreditation and click Search to locate them. You can refine your search further by selecting a date.

Session Scheduler

What happens if I am not going to Collaborate15?

Don't miss out—Join us virtually by doing the pre work and watching the Accreditation Series for My Oracle Support and the Level 2 Products you use. If anything is new to you, take time to deep dive by reviewing the online help or taking the additional how to training modules listed in Document 603505.1

Share your experience—via Twitter and include @myoraclesupport to share your success story.

Join Us in the Accreditation Community—At times we will deconstruct questions similar to those in the exam, breaking down the purpose of the question and the answers the exam is looking for. Please note that posting exam questions in public forum is a violation of the Accreditation Program terms of use.

The community is the place to post your questions about the exam itself—share us what you thought about the exam experience:

  • Did you learn new Best Practices?
  • Any issues printing your certificate?
  • Did you vote in the Poll to have an Accreditation Community Badge?

Thursday Aug 29, 2013

Sneak Peeks for My Oracle Support User Experience at OpenWorld... Sign up!

New designs for My Oracle Support

Do you want to get a sneak peek at some new designs for My Oracle Support? Will you be at Oracle OpenWorld?

The User Experience Team for My Oracle Support (MOS) will be at OpenWorld. They’ll be talking to customers and gathering feedback on some of their latest designs for upcoming releases. Don’t miss the opportunity to influence My Oracle Support! (We can't promise when we will deliver stuff, but we can promise to work on it and include your feedback!)

What type of users are we looking for?

It’s simple. We need MOS users. It doesn’t matter if you are a MOS guru or a MOS newbie, if you use MOS everyday or a couple times a month.

When do I need to participate? What do I need to do?

Sessions will be held Monday, September 23rd through Wednesday, September 25th. Each session is one hour long at OpenWorld (exact location will be provided).

Participants will need to sign up well ahead of time, via this form. Participants’ companies will have to sign a Customer or Partner Participation Confidentiality Agreement (CPCA or PPCA) if one is not already on file.

I want to participate, but I can’t do this one

My Oracle Support User Experience Team does usability testing regularly, so we’re always interested in getting more users on our list of people to call.

How do I get on the list?

If you want to join our user list for future tests, please email user researcher, Chad Sampanes (

We hope to see you at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco!

Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

Multi-lingual Support in My Oracle Support KM 6.4

On 12-Jan-2013 My Oracle Support was released with 20+ Knowledge enhancements and 20+ bug fixes.

One new feature that I want to highlight in this post is KM Multi-lingual Support.

With this release of My Oracle Support, the Oracle Support organization starts delivering popular and high impact knowledge documents in Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

The language you select at login determines which documents you see returned in your search result list. For example, upon selection of English, you’ll see only English documents. When you select Japanese as your language, you’ll see both English and Japanese documents.

MOS Login with language selection

You can also change your portal language after you login by going to the Settings tab and changing the language in the Personalization area.

You can easily see if an English document has a counterpart document in another language or the vice versa. For example, find the English document of a Japanese version and scroll down to the Translations section in the Related area at the bottom. Click on the language to go to the selected language version of the document.

Related section in document footer showing the translation sections

Monday Jan 14, 2013

Mobile My Oracle Support ships OnDemand "Schedule RFCs" and Hotspot support for Blackberry

Last weekend, on 12-Feb-2013, we released Mobile My Oracle Support, Version 6.4. This was mainly a maintenance release focusing on bug fixes (40+) and usability/UI issues.

The main new feature in this release is the ability for OnDemand users to schedule RFC s(Requests for Change). If you have an OnDemand CSI in your profile and are an Authorized Approver, you can now approve and schedule RFCs from your mobile device.

Also note the support for BlackBerry’s HotSpot browser.

RFC List

RFC View Detail

RFC Schedule Header

RFC Schedule bottom

Friday Jul 20, 2012

MOS Users Get OFF Internet Explorer 6... Now

My Oracle Support has been messaging since January 2012 that IE 6 will no longer supported. With the release of the new HTML portal, the countdown will begin shortly to remove the Flash interface. Thus, you need to upgrade your browser. 

Supported Browsers

You can use the following browsers to access My Oracle Support:

For our Japanese, Chinese and Korean Customers...

My Oracle Supportには、IE6はサポートされなくなったことが1月以来、メッセージングされています。新しいHTMLポータルのリリースでは、カウントダウンがFlashのインターフェイスを削除するには、まもなく開始されます。したがって、ブラウザをアップグレードする必要があります。


あなたは、My Oracle Supportにアクセスするには、次のブラウザを使用することができます。

Internet Explorer 7と高い - ダウンロードサイト

Mozilla Firefoxの3以上 - ダウンロードサイト

Chrome クロム5以上 - ダウンロードサイト

Safari 4の、より高い - ダウンロードサイト

My Oracle Support的1以来消息IE6不再支持发布HTML门户不久将开始倒计时删除闪存接口因此,您需要升级您的浏览器


您可以使用以下浏览器访问My Oracle Support的

Internet Explorer 7和更高 - 下载网站

Mozilla的Firefox 3和更高 - 下载网站

Chrome 浏览器5更高 - 下载网站

Safari 4和更高 - 下载网站

마이 오라클 서포트는 IE 6가 더 이상 지원되지 않는 것입니다 월부터 메시징되었습니다.새로운 HTML 포털의 출시 카운트 다운 플래시 인터페이스를 제거하려면 시작됩니다. 따라서 브라우저를 업그레이 드해야합니다.

지원되는 브라우저

당신은 나의 오라클 지원에 액세스하려면 다음 브라우저를 사용할 수 있습니다 :

인터넷 익스플로러 7 이상 - 다운로드 사이트

모질라 파이어 폭스 3와 높은 - 다운로드 사이트

크롬 5 이상 - 다운로드 사이트

사파리 4와 높은 - 다운로드 사이트

Thursday Jul 19, 2012

Does the MOS UI looks crazy? How to fix this right now.

Some customers have experienced an issue with the "Accessibility" option has been set in their settings, which for someone who is not Blind and using a screen reader would drive you crazy to use.  We are working to change this setting to "off" for these customers, but in the meantime you can fix this yourself very quickly.

[[ Watch the Video to Explain the Issue and How to Fix it in 30 seconds ]]

If you page looks like this, you have this setting ON.

And this will make it really difficult to navigate using your mouse.

The page should look like this.

Notice the "More..." menu which you didn't see before.

So you need to navigate to the Settings > Personalization page and turn OFF (uncheck) this box and "Apply Changes".

So to do this you need to use the TAB key on your keyboard.

From the Dashboard, even though you can't see or access the Settings tab you can get to it.

  1. Click tab while your cursor is in the browser window. Continue clicking tab till you tab to the "Tab Bar" - and you will cycle past Dashboard, Service Requests, etc... until the tab bar wraps around to the "Settings" tab.
  2. Press Enter
  3. If you are not on the Personalization page you can choose it from the list on the left.
  4. Now you should be able to use your mouse to uncheck the Accessibility setting and click "Apply Changes"
  5. You are set! Now the UI should work and look much better.

You can post any comments or issues here. Hope this helps! And we will rush to get this fixed.

If you INTENTIONALLY have the Accessibility setting checked, you will need to check this again after we reset this. AND we very much want to hear from you to get your specific feedback about the accessibility of My Oracle Support. Drop us a note on this Blog and we will contact you. Thanks and sorry for this problem.

Tuesday May 22, 2012

Free Whitepaper: Understanding Proactive Support

I was just sent this IDC whitepaper and read it. I thought it was pretty good, so I am passing it along...

It is officially titled, "The Business Value of Proactive Support Services"

It does a good job of covering the type of services one should expect from any company, and does a good job of giving the overview and a few cases studies of how Oracle does it. Seemed like a fair understanding and might be useful to understanding how your team should look at proactive services (with Oracle or with any vendor).

 The whitepaper also has a video and some more resources (one of which requires your Oracle SSO to view)

Tuesday Nov 08, 2011

What is next in MOS Mobile?

MOS Mobile has been out for about a month. We found some bugs and we have them fixed (waiting to release the fixes). We think most folks found out about MOS Mobile from the banner on the sign in page.

In the meantime you have asked for a few features and new services. Great!  We are working on Knowledge and have heard from a bunch of folks about RFCs (for On Demand customers). Sounds good! We are meeting with those teams to get those services available to you. Sorry no dates, but starting meetings this week. 

 And for those who say that we don't support rotation. Can you send me an email with some screen shots? Our app does support rotation to the wide-screen view. Just make sure your rotation button (like on the iPhone) is unlocked and that other websites rotate just fine. If that is the case, email me so I can figure out what the problem is with our app, so we can fix it. A few folks have reported this and then basically said "never mind". so I am hoping it is just the locked orientation button (double click the iPhone button, scroll all the way to the left and and make sure the icon to the left of the play icons does NOT have the lock on it.

Tip of the Day: 

Did you know your iPhone (and other phones) can save the credentials so you don't have to sign in every time? I can't tell you to do this, but if you have a passcode on your phone already you might be allowed to do this. Your call. If you save your credentials, even if you timeout, or haven't been to MOS all week, your credentials will be ready to go. Check it out on your phone!

For iPhone -

Blackberry and Android also have stored password apps. We are not in that business, so I don't want to suggest any, but feel free to post a comment with a suggestion.

On Android (for my Samsung) - I installed the Oracle app 1.3.5. Swipped the toolbar over to "Support" and was able to sign in AND have the device remember my password. Cool...

Android remembering my password

Continue to give us feedback and ideas for features!




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