Happy 2012 – and my music top tens ;-)

Dear All,

thanks for all your feedbacks, for visiting our workshops, for working together with us on upgrades and migrations, in reference projects, in escalated situations, thanks for all your respect and your support. We had a wonderful 2011 together with you and we all wish you a very Happy New Year 2012!!!

Thanks a lot!!!
Roy and Mike


P.S. As I never leave the house without my iPod or my iPhone and a pair of headphones here is my personal list of Top Ten Songs from 2011 – not only according to my listening stats iTunes

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Some impressions …

Thanks again to our colleagues of Oracle Japan for the (as always) excellent organization of our journey to Japan in December 2011. And thanks to all the customers and colleagues we’ve met and which did visit the workshops ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll hope to meet you next time again!

And here are some impressions:

Osaka by Night

Silent Cooking in Tokyo

Mackerel ๐Ÿ™‚


Yes … Otoro and Maguro … delicious!!!

Okonomiyaki – also VERY delicious!!!

Fuji-san in the morning

Ginko Trees in Tokyo

Kyoto – Kinkaku-Ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion)

Beautiful gardens at Kinkaku-Ji in Kyoto
(the picture doesn’t reflect

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DOAG Conference 2011: Seven Flavors of Database Upgrades

Thanks to everybody who did attend at my DOAG Conference session in Nรผrnberg this year “Seven Flavor of Database Upgrades” (or in German: “7 Wege zum Datenbank-Upgrade – Geschichten, die das Leben schrieb”). And thanks for your patience staying with me in overtime as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

In case you’d like to download the slides I’ve presented at the session please download them via this link or from the download section to your right.…

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7 Flavors of Database Upgrades – From plain Vanilla to Tutti Frutti

OOW 2011

Thanks to all those who did attend yesterday to our upgrade presentation at Moscone South 102 – and special thanks to Samir from CSX for co-presenting with us ๐Ÿ™‚

In case you’d like to download the slides please find them via this link.

If you’d like to discuss your upgrade project with us me and Carol are today at the Upgrade Booth in Moscone South from 2pm-4pm.

CU there!…

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Customers Share High Availability Best Practices

Find out more at Oracle OpenWorld!

Information from Oracle Advanced Customer Support

Hear directly from customers on key best practices including migrating to Oracle Exadata,ย  achieving
high availability with Oracle Database technologies, and
leveraging Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services, by attending one
or more of the eight sessions on these topics at Oracle OpenWorld. Highlights include:

part of the best practices, youโ€™ll get

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Database Upgrades at OpenWorld 2011

The annual Oracle Openworld conference will be October 2-6, 2011 in San Francisco. If you’ve never been to OpenWorld, it’s a great place to get all kinds of information about your database, applications, hardware, and OS. Sessions range from customer case studies to technical hands-on labs. And of course all the Oracle development teams will have a presence on the demo floor, so that you can ask questions and get insight into the latest features.

OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco, October 2-6

Some folks are also interested in what goes on after the close of each day (this year we’ll have Sting, and Tom Petty …

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Upcoming Events in North America

As Mike works on resurrecting the slide downloads area (see his entry about the migration of our blog infrastructure, below), I thought I would let you know the dates of upcoming workshops to be held in North America. Our current plans are to hold upgrade workshops in the following cities. These are not links to e-vites yet, but I will update as that information comes in.

After June we don’t have plans for more events until August, when things will start getting more active again.…

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