PowerPoint 2013 Always Starts Minimized

This post has nothing to do with Oracle or Enterprise Manager at all, so if that’s all you’re interested in you can stop reading now. :)

Yesterday I ran into the situation where PowerPoint would only open minimized on the task bar and nothing I could do would get it to budge from there. The only way I could get PowerPoint to start and be displayed on any monitor was to start it in safe mode. (more...)

Database Provisioning in Minutes: Using Enterprise Manager 12c DBaaS Snap Clone and NetApp Storage

Last week, I was letting you know about an opportunity to hear all about the Snap Clone functionality with EMC storage. This week, there’s a similar presentation on Wednesday, March 4 at 8AM PT (San Francisco), 11AM ET (New York), 4PM GMT (London) and 5PM CET (Paris), only this time we’re discussing Snap Clone with NetApp storage instead.

To register, go to this link.

Database Provisioning in Minutes: Using Enterprise Manager 12c DBaaS Snap Clone and EMC Storage

A little while back I posted a blog on the official Oracle Enterprise Manager blog on using Enterprise Manager 12c Snap Clone with EMC storage. Last week, I also presented on exactly the same topic at the RMOUG Training Days in Denver, Colorado, and there was quite a bit of interest in the subject.

Given that level of interest, I thought I’d let you know about another opportunity to hear all about it even if (more...)

RMOUG Training Days 2015

Yet again, it was a fantastic time at the RMOUG Training Days 2015 conference, as it has been every other year I have attended it. That is in no small measure due to the incredible work of the organizing committee, and in particular the Training Days Director, my colleague Kellyn Pot’Vin Gorman of dbakevlar.com fame. For me personally, the travel to get to Denver Colorado was somewhat more daunting than in previous years (see (more...)

Travelling in a Wheelchair

It’s that time of the year again, when one of the best grass roots Oracle user group conferences takes place, the Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days in Denver Colorado. I’ve been privileged enough to present at this conference several times in the past, and always have an absolute blast at it, so I try to submit a few papers each year. This year, I had three papers accepted. Two of them were designed (more...)

A new blog post on using Snap Clone on EMC storage with ASM

Just a quick note here to say I’ve added a new blog post to the official Enterprise Manager blog site. You can find it here.

What’s New with the Latest Release

Yesterday I posted notification of the latest plug-in releases for Enterprise Manager 12.1.0.4. There have been quite a number of enhancements in these new plug-ins, so let’s have a quick look at each plug-in and what’s new.

Enterprise Manager for Cloud (version 12.1.0.9.0)

PDB as a Service Custom Placement Option

Customers often want to place PDBs that host data of similar applications inside a single CDB. Doing this (more...)

New Plug-ins Released

The latest plug-in release has just been announced. There are new versions for the following plug-ins:

  • Enterprise Manager for Cloud – version 12.1.0.9.0
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Cloud Framework – version 12.1.0.2.0
  • Enterprise Manager for Storage Management – version 12.1.0.5.0
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database – version 12.1.0.7.0
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Fusion Middleware – version 12.1.0. (more...)

Day 3+ of UKOUG Tech 14

Sorry it’s taken a couple of days to finish off this series of blog posts on UKOUG Tech 14. I had expected to get some time on the trip back to write this, but as you’ll see if you keep reading, that really didn’t happen. So let’s go back to Day 3 of the conference.

I started the day by attending Patrick Hurley’s “Adventures in Database Administration” session. This was quite different to the normal (more...)

Day 2 of UKOUG Tech 14

Day 2 of the UKOUG Tech 14 conference for me started with the second session (I spent the first session typing up the blog post on Day 1 as there wasn’t a presentation I was interested in). Tammy Bednar was presenting on “Creating a Test / Dev Database in Minutes Using the Oracle Database Appliance”. Tammy is another old timer at Oracle. Like myself and Maria Colgan, she has been an Oracle employee for 20 (more...)