New Release of WebCenter Portal Available

Today Oracle released 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6) for WebCenter Portal.  In addition to a number of bug fixes, we've included several new capabilities and certifications.  

The following is a brief overview of what's new:

New Capabilities

  • Dynamic Roles / Oracle Entitlement Server integration: leverage dynamic or conditionally assigned roles which can be assigned on an as needed basis depending on the action initiated by a user.  
  • Presence/IM Server support: Certified integration with Microsoft Lync 2010
  • Usability enhancements.  Examples include:
    • Discussions - added support for pagination.
    • Document upload - select multiple files, drag and drop into document library, and progress/status indicator.  
    • Event calendar - categorize events and display events by category.
  • Search - improved control over what services are searched and shown in the results page.  
  • Pagelet Producer 
    • Inject Portlets into WebCenter Sites
    • Auto-login for Kerberos protected web applications
    • OpenSocial 1.1 gadget support
    • Multi region clipping into single pagelet
New Certifications
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 
  • Microsoft Office Integration – Support for Windows 7 and Office 2010 
  • Editions Based Revisions Support (Oracle Database) 
  • Gridlink Driver Support (WebLogic Server) 
  • Various Browser Certifications
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)
  • Firefox 5 and above (FF5+)
  • Chrome 12 and above (12+)

Watch the Oracle WebCenter Portal blog for ensuing detailed blog posts on these WebCenter Portal features.  

Comments:

From the figure in your post, Oracle WebCenter Portal seems to include content management. But isn't it a separately licensed product? If I purchase WebCenter Portal, do I need a separate product to manage my documents like pdf, ms word, excel etc.?

Posted by guest on April 09, 2012 at 07:32 PM PDT #

WebCenter Content is the underlying infrastructure on which the content in WebCenter Portal lives. You get a limited use license of WebCenter Content when purchasing WebCenter Portal. You do not need a seperate product to manage your documents, as you can do so in WebCenter Portal.

Posted by Kellsey Ruppel on April 10, 2012 at 07:43 AM PDT #

So the next step in the road map for WebCenter Interaction (10gR4) is to move to WebCenter Portal?

Is that correct?

Thanks!

Posted by guest on May 31, 2012 at 08:55 AM PDT #

WebCenter Interaction 10gR4 (10.3.3) which is licensed under the WebCenter Portal or WebCenter SuitePlus license, is available today and includes many advances from the previous version. More details can be found here: https://blogs.oracle.com/webcenterportal/entry/oracle_webcenter_interaction_what_s

In answer to what is next, it is entirely dependent on the use case for WCI and the needs of each individual customer. Many of the best features of WCI are now part of WebCenter Portal. But if WCI is the right answer, support is available through Oracle lifetime support policies posted here: http://www.oracle.com/us/support/lifetime-support/index.html

Posted by Kellsey Ruppel on June 04, 2012 at 02:44 PM PDT #

I have a few questions:

1) I am currently running WebCenter Portal on WLS 10.3.5. From my understanding, PS5 will also run on WLS 10.3.5, without needing to upgrade to WLS 10.3.6. Is this correct?

2) I will be running both WebCenter PS5 and OBIEE 11.1.1.6 in the same environment. Can they both share the DEV_MDS schema?

Posted by guest on August 07, 2012 at 11:39 AM PDT #

I Have Installed Oracle Webcenter Portal 11g and with that many of the components are getting installed, just wanted to know if each of the components are separately licensed or not i.e..is there any license cost associated with that. Some of the Components are:
1) Oracle WebCenter Portal Pagelet Producers
2) Oracle WebCenter Portal Personalization
3) Oracle WebCenter Portal Analytics Collector
4) Oracle WebCenter Portal Activity Graph
5) Oracle WebCenter Portal Discussions Server
6) Oracle WebCenter Portal RCU
7) Oracle Webcenter Portal Spaces
8) Oracle Webcenter Portal Portlet Server
9) Oracle Webcenter Portal Framework Core
10) Oracle Webcenter Portal Framework
11) Oracle Webcenter Portal Skin

Posted by Varun on August 29, 2012 at 03:53 AM PDT #

@guest you should check with your respective Oracle account manager to address the specific questions you have regarding PS5.

@Varun you should check with your respective Oracle account manager to see how you licensed WebCenter Portal.

Posted by Kellsey Ruppel on August 29, 2012 at 06:22 AM PDT #

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