Workshop

UKOUG: SIG (RAC, Cloud, Database, …) – 12 Oct 2016

Wow … time flies …

I think it was February or March this year when I’d got invited to the UKOUG SIG for RAC, Database, Cloud, Infrastructure in London on Oct 12, 2016. Just a week ago I looked into my calendar and realized: Book a flight. Now! We have to arrange travel at least 7 days before departure as otherwise extra approvals may be required. Time flies …

Oracle Database 12.2.0

The room number in the picture above was the one of my hotel room in Baku earlier this year in May 😉

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OTN Tour LAD – Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala

OTN Tour Latin America 2016 is ready to take off

And for me it’s the first time in 4 years that I won’t be able to participate. Which is very sad as it is such a great thing to meet all these wonderful people, not only from the User Groups doing all the orga stuff but also discussing with customers, learning from skilled and knowledgeable co-presenters, the entire travel, the wonderful cities … I miss this already. Maybe next year …

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Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Baku, Azerbaijan – 2016

Working on a Saturday is not common for me but happens from time to time mostly when I travel abroad or when a customer has a critical upgrade or migration on a weekend.

Having 120 skilled and enthusiastic people in a conference day on a Saturday is VERY UNCOMMON. And having them stay from 9am to 6pm is a sign that the selection of topics fit the interest of the audience – and the presenters got their attention the entire day.

Please find the slides and the Hands-On-Lab here:

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Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Milano, Italy – 2016

Milano Centrale - OTN Tour EMEA 2016

Thanks for this excellent day yesterday in Milano for the OTN EMEA Tour 2016. What a great audience, excellent speakers covering a broad spectrum – and also a perfect organization.

In case you need the slides please find them here (or many more including the Hands-On-Lab) in the Slides Download Center to your right (scroll down a bit):

I’m looking forward to Baku, Azerbaijan now – but I hope as well that the Italian User Group will stay now more …

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OTN Tour EMEA 2016 – Milan and Baku

Time to travel a bit.

OTN Tour EMEA 2016 has started yesterday in Düsseldorf, and tomorrow, May 12, Milan will be on the route.

OTN Tour Milan, Italy

Then on to Baku, Azerbaijan for the event on Saturday, May 14.

First time for me. And I’m so looking forward to it.

OTN Tour EMEA 2016 Baku

For Baku you will need to hurry as only 20 tickets are left.

Thanks to all the people like Ludovico Caldara and Kamran Agayev and all the others for their hard work setting ip those events.

And I look forward to see you and learn a lot from the Oracle ACE …

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Collaborate16 – See you on Monday!

Collaborate Conference 2016

Time flies.

I already started packing stuff for COLLABORATE16 – and I hope to see you in Las Vegas from April 10-14, 2016 🙂

These are the sessions I’ll present:

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OUGN Conference – On the boat again

OUGN Spring Conference 2016

Last year influenza took me down and out just a couple of days before my planned departure for the famous OUGN Spring Conference. But this year (so far) I’m still happy and healthy and on my way towards beautiful Oslo. I’m really looking forward to this year’s OUGN Spring Conference which will happen again on the boat departing from Oslo and sailing over to Kiel – and then returning back.

In case you plan to visit my talks and demos:

  • Thursday, 10-March-2016 – 14:00-14:45h – Parliament 1+2
    How Oracle Single Tenant will change a DBA’s life
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  • Friday, 11-March-2016
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Collaborate16 – See you soon!!!

Collaborate Conference 2016

If you haven’t signed up for COLLABORATE16 yet, then please do so 🙂

And I hope to meet you and many other Oracle experts in Las Vegas from April 10-14, 2016.

If you plan to attend one of our sessions mark them down in your conference scheduler:

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Upgrade Workshop on March 2, 2016 in Switzerland

Grüezi alle miteinand!

There are just a few seats open for the Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop on March 2, 2016 in Zürich in Switzerland open. If you would like to attend but haven’t registered yet, please use this link to sign up:

Workshop language will be German, slides will be in English.

Looking forward to meet you there!

–Mike…

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New Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c” available

In December 2015 I did a recording for a webcast about “Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c” refreshing the content from a few months back.

Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c”

Oracle’s latest generation of database technology, Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, has some impressive new features. It offers great potential for a fast upgrade, simple migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency.

Join our webcast on Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c and you will learn:

  • Why you still need to upgrade to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2
  • How to ensure that your applications
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UKOUG Tech 2015 – Summary & Slides

My first UKOUG Conference is over.

Actually it was over yesterday already for me as I had to head back to Germany. I would have loved to stay a bit longer and pick more of the many excellent presentations. I visited a few – and all of them were great. It was a tough choice as there were too many interesting things going on at the same time. Only finding the right room was sometimes a bit of a challenge 😉

And I would like to have met more and talked to more people. But time was very limited. I …

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UKOUG Tech 2015 – 3 Talks – Upgrades & Consolidation

UKOUG 2015- I'ma aSpeaker

UKOUG Tech 2015 Conference will begin on Monday, Dec 7, 2015. But there will be some activities on Sunday as well.

It will be my first time at UKOUG’s conference. It will happen in Birmingham/UK in the ICC.

Looking forward to meet great customers, experts and colleagues.

I’m happy to be invited to deliver 3 talks:

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DOAG Conference 2015 – My Talks

Guess how I realize that it’s just 4 weeks and a bit towards Christmas?

When DOAG (German Oracle User Group) Conference is happening in my hometown Nürnberg in mid November every year. And this year’s DOAG may be my 14th DOAG Conference as far as I remember.

Really looking forward to is as it is THE SPOT to meet with many German customers, some of them good friends, many many familiar faces, the DOAG leaders who all do a fantastic job – and I’ll have the chance to see a lot of great presentations and learn a lot from experts, …

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Upcoming Upgrade Workshops in Prague and Bucharest

Oracle Upgrade Workshops Fall 2015

I’ve just returned from a work intense week from Seoul, South Korea – and there are upcoming Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshops already on my radar – and both are almost booked out completely. So if you are either based in the Prague or the Bucharest region you may quickly sign up (and show up as well) 🙂

  • Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12cWednesday, October, 7, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    @Oracle Czech
    Registration Link is here
  • Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12cTuesday, October 13, 2015
    Bucharest,
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REPLAY and Slides for Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c” for ISVs/Partners – Apr 2015

Thanks for attending today’s webcast about
“Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c – and why you should upgrade”.

Webcast Why Upgrade 12c

Please access the slides via this link:

Webcast Slides – Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c

And for those who couldn’t participate here’s the replay of the 45 minute Webcast:

REPLAY Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c”

Thanks 🙂

–Mike

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Webcast for ISVs/Partners on Apr 21, 2015, 3pm CET
Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c?

Oracle’s latest generation of
database technology, Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, has some impressive new
features. It offers great potential for a fast upgrade, simple
migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and
delivering major improvements in management efficiency.

Join our webcast on Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c for ISVs and you will learn:

  • Why you need to upgrade to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2
  • How to ensure that your applications are ready for Oracle Database 12c
  • How to evaluate and test all enhancements of the upgrade process plus other new features
  • Best practices to upgrade and migrate successfully
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COLLABORATE15: Hands On Lab: Bring Your Laptop!!!

Wednesday, Apr  15, 2015, Roy and I will deliver two Hands-On Labs at COLLABORATE15 in the “Southseas Room A” in the morning. If you are signed up and read this please don’t forget to bring your laptop with a VNC installed – and power charged for at least 1 hour.

You will access the lab via a VNC session – there are no laptops in the room – and the hotel doesn’t provide power strips for labs shorter than 1 hour 🙁

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Upgrade Workshop incl Hands-On in Vienna/Austria on April 9./10. – still some seats available :-)

Just in case you’ll would like to participate in an Upgrade and Migration Workshop including Hands-On in the area in and around Vienna, Austria 🙂

I’ll deliver an Upgrade workshop in the Oracle Office (IZD-Tower, 3. Stock – Wagramer Straße 19 – 1223 Wien) next week on April 9 and 10. It will include Hands-On so you’ll have to bring your laptop with Oracle Virtual Box installed and roughly 40 GB of free space to copy an image into your environment.

Just in case you’d like to participate … here’s the registration link which has more details about the …

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Upgrade Workshops coming in March in North America

The days are getting longer, the snow is still getting deeper, and the upgrade workshops keep coming in North America! Remember that you can always go to http://events.oracle.com and plug in a keyword of “upgrade” to find upcoming live events. Roy will be the speaker at some of these events, while others will be delivered by some of our top presales technical folks like Dan Wittry:

March 5: Oracle 12c Database Upgrade Seminar-Detroit (Troy, MI)

March 11: Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Omaha (La Vista, NE)

March 12: Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Redwood Shores, CA Sold out!

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Virtual Technology Summit with Hands-On Labs!

VTS Virtual Technology Summit

If you are at all interested in upgrade to Oracle Database 12c, you really should sign up for the Virtual Technology Summit for February. This is a “pseudo-live” event with recorded webcasts and live experts online to answer questions. Even better, it includes a hands-on lab that will take you through the process of:

  1. Upgrading from 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2
  2. Plugging that upgraded database in as a PDB
  3. Migrating a second 11.2.0.4 database to a second PDB using the new Full Transportable Export/Import feature

The Virtual Technology Summit will run three times:

  • US Timezone
    • February 11, 2015  – 9am to
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Upcoming Upgrade Workshops Jan/Feb 2015

The new year will start with a good bunch of Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshops in Japan, USA, Canada and Europe:

January 20, 2015
Tokyo,
Japan
Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar
including Hands-On for Partners
by invitation only
February 04, 2015
Irving (Dallas), TX
USA
Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Dallas
Register
.
February 05, 2015
Houston, TX
USA
Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Houston
Register
.
February 09, 2015
Bratislava,
Slovakia
Oracle 12c Database Upgrade Seminar – Bratislava
Register
.
February 10, 2015
Budapest,
Hungary
Oracle 12c Upgrade Seminar Budapest
Register
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Happy New Year, Complete with New Upgrade Workshops!

Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Workshop banner

With the New Year arriving in a couple of days, it is a good time to flip the page on the calendar and make plans to attend an Oracle Database Upgrade workshop! The first two workshops will be:

Denver on Wednesday, January 7 (register here)

Chicago on Thursday, January 8 (register here)

I hope to see you (and you…and you too!) at one of these events next week!…

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Upgrade Workshops 2014 – Summary

2014 is almost over. Time for a quick review 🙂

Roy and I would like to thank you for attending at our workshops throughout the globe. We’ve delivered more workshops than ever before. Most of them in Europe and Asia, but we did visit also South and Middle America, Australia and – well – the US of course.

See here the full workshop map:

 

We delivered in 2014:

  • 62 workshops and conferences
  • for almost 4500 attendees
    • 13x in Asia/Australia
    •  5x in South/Mid America
    • 15x
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