My top 5 highlights include
- Networking with Customers, Oracle and Partners. Discussing new stuff, sharing stories, showing our tech-scars and solving problems. Love it!
- Hearing all the latest from Marc Weintraub, Director of PeopleSoft Product Strategy at Oracle. He's an engaging speaker and covered a huge range of topics including PeopleTools 8.55 and beyond, PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture, Oracle Compute Cloud Services, PeopleSoft ERP(FSCM) and HCM application updates. The innovations and pace of new and exciting features is quite astonishing.
- From PeopleTools 8.56 the monthly patch releases will start to include feature enhancements to PeopleTools. This is an exciting prospect.
The engineer in me loves PeopleTools. One of those meta data based, domain specific programming frameworks where the language is used to develop and enhance the language itself. (For example.... Q. what is PeopleTools Query Manager written in ? A. PeopleTools ).
- Oracle Compute Cloud has a Database as a Service offering. PeopleSoft can run on this platform Very exciting for those temporary and transient instances of PeopleSoft that you need to spin up for development, testing, training etc but you don't want to buy another RDBMS license or go to the expense and trouble of finding a server, installing and then ongoing patching and maintenance. I'll be blogging more on this very soon.
- And finally... I got a chance to discuss in detail some of the learning experiences of using the new PeopleSoft DPKs on both VirtualBox and Native. The PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture really is another game changer for PeopleSoft customers in a similar way to Selective Adoption. I'll be blogging more on this soon too.
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