Plans for Certifying Internet Explorer 11 with Oracle E-Business Suite

Microsoft IE logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer 11 is the default browser for Windows 8.1.  It is also compatible with Windows 7.  IE 11 is not certified with any Oracle E-Business Suite releases yet.

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Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 Patchset 2 11.1.1.7 Certified with EBS 12

Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 Patchset 2 (a.k.a. 11.1.1.7) is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.0 and 12.1.  Applying Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 Patchset 2 will provide you with the latest set of fixes for Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 which have been (more...)

BPEL 11.1.1.7 Certified for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information about the differences between the two options for SOA integrations, see this previously-published certification announcement.

There are five prebuilt BPEL business processes by (more...)

Secure Global Desktop 5 Certified with E-Business Suite 12

Screenshot of Oracle Secure Global DesktopOracle Secure Global Desktop provides secure access to centralized applications—Microsoft Windows, UNIX, mainframe, and midrange—from a variety of clients including Windows PCs, Oracle Solaris workstations, Linux PCs, and thin clients.  Secure Global Desktop 4.6 was certified with the E-Business Suite last year.

Secure Global Desktop 5 is now (more...)

Where Should EBS Concurrent Managers be Located?

This FAQ topic continues to bounce around, suggesting that this needs to be called out explicitly:

EBS concurrent managers do not need to be installed on database servers any more.

Nick Quarmby correctly noted this as one of five common mistakes that customers make when installed the E-Business Suite:

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How to Obtain Media Packs for Older Versions of Oracle Products

Installation media for all Oracle products can be downloaded from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (SDC, formerly called Oracle eDelivery). You can use this site to obtain Media Packs for the latest versions of all licensable Oracle products.  Media Packs are available in zip and ISO formats, which you (more...)

Covering our EBS Technology Stack Roadmap at OAUG Collaborate

OAUG Collaborate 2013 Denver logoI have historically covered our technology certification roadmap for the E-Business Suite in two sessions at OAUG Collaborate every year:  once during the EBS technology stack Special Interest Group meeting on Sunday, and again later in the week as a formally-scheduled conference session.

We're trying to expand our coverage of (more...)

Migrating from EBS 11i + Oracle Single Sign-On to EBS 12 + Oracle Access Manager

Our Identity Management team has just published an important change in the Oracle Software Technical Support Policies document (March, 2013):

"For customers with a current support contract for Oracle Single Sign-On 10gR3, Extended Support will be made available until December 2013 at then-current Extended Support fees. During this period, Extended (more...)

Apple iPads Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1

Apple iPad and iPad miniApple iPads are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. 

This certification covers Safari with E-Business Suite OA Framework-based (HTML) applications.  These are sometimes also referred to as "Self-Service Web Applications" (SSWA).

This certification also covers the use of Apple's Mail app to approve E-Business Suite Workflow notification (more...)

New YouTube Channel for Oracle E-Business Suite

We've just launched a new YouTube channel for Oracle E-Business Suite.  The videos on this YouTube channel have a strategic and functional focus, so it's an excellent business-oriented complement to this blog's technology stack and DBA-oriented material and our ATG Live Webcasts.

Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, has just posted a new video discussing the E-Business Suite's latest Strategy and Roadmap:

EBS YouTube channel screenshot

This video covers some of the highlights of Cliff's presentation at conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld, OAUG Collaborate, and other international events.

You and your business users can subscribe to this channel to get updates on a variety (more...)

Four Weeks Travelling Internationally with Just an iPad mini

iPad miniI recently spent four weeks travelling internationally for business with just an iPad mini.  I left my laptop and regular iPad at home.  Misha Vaughn, an architect in our User Experience group, became curious and interviewed me about my impressions.  This is a bit of a departure from our regular coverage on this blog, but I'm pleased to let you know that she's published a few excerpts from that conversation on her site:

Misha's blog, VoX ("Voice of User Experience for Applications"), is really interesting reading, by (more...)

Resolving “JInitiator version too low” Errors in EBS Environments

Oracle JInitiator 1.3 was desupported for E-Business Suite environments at the end of July 2009.  JInitiator 1.1.8 was desupported at the end of December 2008. E-Business Suite users should have switched from Oracle JInitiator to the native Java JRE plug-in at that time.

Some users might be seeing confusing error messages like this:

FRM-92095: Oracle Jlnitiator version too low. Please install version 1.1.8.2 or higher.

FRM-92095: Oracle Jlnitiator version too low. Please install version 1.1.8.2 or higher.

Details:
Java Exception: oracle.forms.engine.RunformException: FRM-92095: oracle Jlnitiator version too low. Please install version 1.1.8.2 or higher.

at oraclr.forms.net.HTTPConnection.<init>(Unknown (more...)

Java JRE 1.6.0_43 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_43 (a.k.a. JRE 6u43-b01) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients.  

All JRE 6 and 7 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops from JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the 1.6 codeline, and from JRE 7u10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline.  We test all new JRE 1.6 and (more...)

Java JRE 1.7.0_17 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Java logoJava Runtime Environment 7u17 (a.k.a. JRE 7u15-b02) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients.

All JRE 6 and 7 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops from JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the 1.6 codeline, and from JRE 7u10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline.  We test all new JRE 1.6 and JRE 7 releases in parallel (more...)

Postpone IE 10 Upgrades Until E-Business Suite Certification

New IE logoMicrosoft has recently announced their plans to automatically update IE 8 or IE 9 on Windows 7 desktops to IE 10; see:

Microsoft states:

Distribution of Internet Explorer 10 by Automatic Updates will begin slowly and take several months to complete.

We're still certifying Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 with Oracle E-Business Suite. We expect IE 10 to work with few issues, but it is always prudent to ensure that your mission-critical desktops remain on an earlier certified IE version until this certification is completed.  You can block automatic updates by using Microsoft's (more...)