By Tim Dexter-Oracle on Aug 29, 2008
More Openworld stuff today, apologies to those of you not coming. There will be blogging and tweeting galore, plus the Openworld web site for you to keep up.
I have a session on Monday @5.30pm! As it will be close to dinner time, I thought it might be fun to have a 'pot luck', so some of you bring starters, others entrees and of course we need desserts - we'll need 'cold beverages' too! Let me know what you're bringing and I'll collate a list so we dont get 10 lots of 'chips and salsa' :0)
When I got the time slot I was a little disappointed but looking at the sheer number of sessions they needed to go this late to get it all in so I guess it was pot luck when it came to giving out timeslots.
The title, 'What's New with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher: The Standard Reporting Platform for All Applications' is a big mouthful. In the world of BIP for Apps there is a fair amount of new stuff. There is a big Siebel integration coming, JDE and PS are planning new releases, EBS has added some new functionality. Thats gonna fill about 30mins of the hour we have.
So whaddya want to talk about for the rest of the time? I can fill it with demos and talk about the standalone release, I can get into the depths of templates ... you know me I can talk for hours about this product. But, I wanted to give you the chance to influence the content. Bear in mind we are going to be a mixed apps audience, discussing the intricaces of XSLT Axes is not going to have wide appeal and after a long day I do not want to hear snoring at the back.
I would love to hear from anyone that is happy to stand up and talk about their experiences, good or bad - we can get a slide or three together. Walk us through your templates, show us some of your report outputs, have you built some cool functionality using BIP? This is the best type of presentation for the whole audience - a real person who uses the product. Let me know if your interested with a comment.
You can bet that with a 5.30 timeslot, Im going to be bouncy and keeping you all awake with a surprise or two. Don't forget the chips and salsa, oh those little sausage wiener things are quite nice too and while we're at it some spinach filled spanakopita would be good.