First up in the ‘How I work‘ series for 2015 is Alex Lightstone. For those in the UK PeopleSoft marketplace Alex should need no introduction, for everyone else though here’s a brief bio:
Alex spent the 2000’s at Oracle, initially supporting, and then as Product Support Manager for PeopleSoft Global Payroll. When he left Oracle in 2010 there was a battle for his services and we’re very grateful that he selected Cedar where he forms (more...)
This is the first in a series of articles about new features and differences in PeopleTools 8.54 that will be of interest to the Oracle DBA."With PeopleTools 8.54, PeopleTools will no longer support descending indexes on the Oracle database platform" - PeopleTools 8.54 Release Notes
They have gone again! Forgive the trip down memory lane, but I think it is worth reviewing their history.
The UKOUG PeopleSoft Roadshow 2015
comes to London on 31st
March 2015. In a moment of enthusiasm, I offered to talk about PeopleTools 8.54 from the perspective of an Oracle DBA.
Since the presentation has been chosen, I am now doing some research. I have picked out 7 topics that I want to talk about. I will discuss how the feature has been implemented, and what I think are the (more...)
Does anyone know of any good contracts that would support mostly remote work?
I started this blog years ago with the idea that it would be a good place to search for work should I ever need it. I think the time has come to just ask to see if projects are available through this avenue. If you know of anything, I would love to speak with you. Would you mind commenting below or sending (more...)
The Cedar tech team has recently discovered a great tweak to improve the end-user experience in PeopleSoft.
Many well designed websites use Watermark text to provide a visual hint to the user what they should put into a field. We felt that PS Self Service users would appreciate the enhancement.
Head over to the Cedar Blog to find out more:
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Alliance conference in Nashville next month. I was just reviewing my schedule and see lots of interesting technical sessions (as always). If you have room in your schedule, I invite you to attend my session on Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in Presidential D. The session is titled PeopleSoft PeopleTools Developer: Tips and Techniques. See you in a few weeks!
When there's an email id displayed on a page, wouldn't it be cool for your users to be able click on it and have their email client (like Microsoft Outlook) open up a blank mail with the email id and subject line filled in? Here's how to do it in PeopleCode.
If you want itHere it is, come and get itMmmm, make your mind up fastIf you want itAnytime, I can give itBut you better hurryCause it may not last
- From "Come And Get It", written by Sir Paul McCartney and originally recorded by Badfinger
I'm watching changes in the SaaS world...some people are keeping up with the changes, and some people are not. The approach (more...)
Once each year completes I try to do a run down of which posts have garnered the most attention during the last 12 months, both on this blog and on the PeopleSoft Weekly newsletter. Here are the most viewed stories from 2014.
PeopleSoft Weekly Newsletter
During 2014 the subscriber base grew from 602 to 914 (a net increase of just over 300), and this was despite being asked to remove over 50 subscribers when I left (more...)
It's really, really early on a Monday morning as I write this: "zero dark-thirty". Some ideas just refuse to allow sleep until you share them. So, while shivering in the pre-dawn cold, I offer the following for your consideration...
Picture if you will, just for a moment, the idea that your enterprise applications system is like an iceberg. There are the system costs that you can see. Then there are the costs below the water (more...)
First off, if you are not familiar with the term SIG, it stands for Special Interest Group. OAUG facilitates a number of SIGs to bring users together that share common or industries concerning certain Oracle products.
Unfortunately, the BI Publisher SIG has been offline for a number of years and has not been given the attention it needs to be a useful resource for members of OAUG. Well… I’m getting the band back together and (more...)
For once, nothing to do with tech, but I cannot do otherwise. 3 painting describe the thoughts which may came up.
After three bloody days last week in France…
… today, time for mourning…
… and hope the better for tomorrow…
Thanks to the painter Malevitch (1879-1935).
For all the innocent victims of terrorist attacks.