Workshop

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 🙁

Unfortunately we don’t have access to the registration data. Therefore we are unable to inform you …

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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
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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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Beijing, Seoul – and OTN Tour Tokyo – just in one week

Uhhh … next week will be a tough traveling experience. 19870 km (12347 mi), all in cattle class on 4 different airlines.

I tried to avoid Lufthansa as they canceled recently flights I heavily relied on – with no reason! And there’s still a huge risk of announcing just their 9th strike within a year and a bit.

But I’m really looking forward to the workshops, to see all the colleagues, customers and of course some great friends. Roy and I will do two internal two-day workshops in Beijing and Seoul with each more than 50 participants – and …

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Utrecht holds the new EMEA record now!
Plus: Updated Slide Deck

OMG … 154 people in an Database Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop! That’s the EMEA record so far for workshop attendance rates for our workshops in the past 7 years. I’m really impressed. Really!!! And you were such a great audience. I’ve had plenty of fun, lots of good discussions during the breaks and after the workshop.

As the auditorium room at the Oracle location in Utrecht fits just 120 people the local marketing folks had the idea of asking Jost if he can stream the workshop to another room. The other option would have been to reject …

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Thanks for coming to the Upgrade Workshops in Dublin & Belfast – special thanks to my friends at LUFTHANSA

Thanks to everybody who came to our Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c on Oct 14/15 in Dublin and Belfast. You were great audiences, I had plenty of fun, excellent deep dive discussion during the breaks and afterwards during the customer visits day on Thursday.

And very special thanks to my colleagues from Oracle Ireland, especially Mina and Kelly-Marie, but also all the others who were involved in the events and visits and made it happen so smoothly. Everything worked perfectly well except for things not in our hands (such as the massive train delay on the way back from Belfast).…

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Upcoming UPGRADE Workshops in:
Netherlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Spain and Belgium

Wow … another OOW is over … I have returned well but a bit jetlaged on Saturday from San Fransciso. It was a pleasure to meet with so many great customers, partners, Oracle ACEs, geeks and of course colleagues from all over the world.

And I’m still surprised how little DBAs and managers are aware of the upcoming end of Premier Support for Oracle Database 11.2 and still believe in “The 2nd Release Only”. But I’ll write something about this later this or next week.

And as soon as my time allows (most likely in the 2nd half of October) …

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Upgrade Workshops in Bucharest, Athens and Warsaw

Finally travel time is not over yet. There are 3 more workshops Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c due to happen within the next few weeks:

– CU there – Mike…

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LOCATION UPGRADE +++ Hamburg +++ May 15, 2014

My colleagues did an awesome job inviting so many people to our workshop in Hamburg next week. Therefore Marketing now moved it from the Oracle Office in HH to the following address:

PRIVATHOTEL EGGERS
Rahlstedter Straße 78
22149 Hamburg

Registration will start at 9am, workshop begin is at 9:30am – and we’ll end straight at 4:30pm to catch our flight back to Munich. So please try to stay in time 😉

Looking forward to see you all next week 🙂

– Roy & Mike…

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New Slides + Workshop Recap:
Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva & Baden

The first 5 of a long workshop run are over. Thanks for coming in, your patience for hundreds of slides and plenty of new (and some old) stuff. I really enjoyed seeing you and talking to you in Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva and Baden in the last 3 weeks.

And credits go to my colleagues Bernd Jodocy, Johan Vanden Bossche, Erwin Sulzgruber, Roger Wullschleger, Christiane Schlüter and all the others for setting up the events so well, did the inviations, assisted before, during and after the workshops – and gave me taxi rides between airports and locations. …

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Upgrade Workshops – Locations

Dear all,

unfortunately somebody has missed to add the locations to the registrations page – and if you follow the Google Maps links you may drive apparently to a McDonalds burger place instead of the correct location (at least they’ll offer free WLAN).

So please find the updated locations here – and enter the registration by clicking on the location/date directly.

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