OOW Shanghai – July 22-25, 2013

Sunday night I will start another journey and board the plane towards Shanghai. OOW will start on Tuesday, July 22, with the Hands-On-Lab Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c followed by a presentation Migrate and Consolidate onto Oracle Database 12c on Wednesday, July 23. Presentation: Migrate and Consolidate Databases onto Oracle Database 12c Wednesday, Jul 24, 15:15 – 16:15 – 上海世博中心 – 上海厅(蓝厅) Hands-On-Lab: Best Practices for Upgrading Oracle Database Instances Tuesday, Jul 23, 14:15 – 15:45 – 上海世博中心 – 411/412 室 Besides that there’s also an Upgrade Demo Pod where we can discuss your upgrade and migration…

Happy New Year!!! And my top ten 2012 songs …

Happy New Year to all of you, your families and friends wherever you live on the globe 🙂   And – similar to last year – here’s my list of the best 2012 songs based on the CDs or LPs I did purchase that year – and I didn’t buy much music this year but did focus on older stuff I had on my iPod for quite a while or just started listening. For instance I did get two UFO compilations, The Chrysalis Years and the The Decca Years, after listening to Try Me in the best bar on the…

Workshop in Denver canceled – thanks to hurricane Isaac

Yesterday Roy did start his journey on time to travel to Denver, CO for today’s Upgrade and Migration Workshop. But unfortunately due to the remnants of  hurricane Issac moving up the East Coast and scrambling up flight schedules Roy’s flight from NYC to Denver got canceled after a 3 hour delay leaving Manchester, NH, and there was no option to arrive in Denver this morning on time. So we apologize for canceling that workshop. The local marketing department will contact you regarding an alternative date. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Summer Upgrade Workshops are Open!

The listing of upcoming events is located in the right sidebar of the main blog page, down below the flag counter. If you haven’t checked out our schedule lately, you might be surprised at how active we will be with travel this summer. Coming up next week will be upgrade workshops in the USA (St. Louis and Minneapolis) followed by a pair in Canada (Toronto and Montreal) and then two in Europe (Brussels and Utrecht). Make your plans now to attend an upgrade workshop in your area. As you can see from the long list of planned events, it is…

Upgrade Workshops in Hamburg and Cologne – Recap

Danke an alle Teilnehmer der Upgrade & Migration Workshops in Hamburg und Köln. Und noch einmal eine grosse Entschuldigung wegen der falschen Event-Adresse im Web beim Hamburger Workshop, den dadurch bedingten etwas späteren Beginn und die natürlich die daraus entstandenen Unannehmlichkeiten. Von meiner Seite ein grosser Dank für die tolle Athmosphäre an beiden Workshop-Tagen, Ihre Fragen und Ihr Feedback. Die Slides finden Sie, wie angekündigt, rechts im Slide Download Center 🙂  

Some impressions from Seoul and Beijing

There was not much time left to walk around and take some pictures during our fully packed workshop week in Seoul and Beijing. But as I have my camera almost always in my pocket I took some pictures … 🙂 Seoul View Seoul Food … yes … BEEF … wonderfully thin sliced beef on the barbecue grid Tumbling Seoul (that’s exactly how I felt in the morning after our night at Peter, Paul and Mary’s (see below)). Modern Beijing … very modern Well … or even more modern … There’s always a traffic jam … simply too many cars ……

Oracle 11g Database Upgrade and Migration Seminar – NYC

I’d like to thank everybody who attended my Upgrade and Migration workshop in Albany yesterday. We had a good crowd with some very insightful questions. As a reminder, you can download the latest copy of the slides here (this is the same link that you’ll find in the Slide Download center on the right sidebar of this blog). I did get a few questions asking when the next upgrade workshop would be. The answer is May 15, in New York City. This is organized by our Public Sector pre-sales team. Oracle 11g Database Upgrade Seminar – NYC Tuesday, May 15,…

Upgrade Workshop in Wellington – Recap

Wow! Wellington is really a wonderful city – except for the weather situation 😉 But it was the first time that Roy and me did arrive to a workshop with a ferry boat. We flew in on Friday to Christchurch (btw, this was the longest customs and border control I’ve ever went through – and I traveled to Israel by bus via Allenby Bridge from the West Bank some years ago – it took us two hours to go through immigration and customs in the night from Friday to Saturday) and drove up the Southern Island. Very nice 🙂 Great…

Upgrade Workshop in Melbourne – Recap

Thanks to everybody who did attend at our Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Melbourne last Friday. First of all it was a Friday so we really appreciated your patience of staying until the very end 🙂 And then, yes we know, it was a full room. And we’d really like to thank you 🙂 It was a great day for Roy and me. And you were such a great crowd with many questions and excellent discussions during the breaks. Please have all successful upgrade and migrations. And feel free to get in touch directly with Roy and me if you…

Upgrade Workshops in Perth and Brisbane – Recap

Thanks to everybody who did attend on Tuesday in Perth and today in Brisbane for the Database Upgrade and Migration Workshop in the Oracle offices. We hope you’ve enjoyed the day as we did enjoy it 😉 Feel free to contact us regarding your experiences, upgrade successes, pitfalls you have seen and miss in the slides etc. Slides – please don’t forget to download them via this link here. And for those who have asked for the component dependency presentation containing also a script (find it at the very end of the presentation) to drop an unused or accidentially created…

Oracle Open World 2012 – Call for Papers 14-MAR-2012

Wow – this year it’s an early call. But yes, it’s time now to submit your papers for OOW 2012. Oracle Open World 2012 will happen again in San Francisco and will run from September 30 – October 5, 2012 at the Moscone Center. Customers and Partners are encouraged to submit their proposals until April 9, 2012 at 11:59pm PDT. You’ll find more information on the OOW’s 2012 Call For Papers page. We are looking forward to check out your session on database upgrades, migrations and projects. And feel free to contact us anytime 🙂 -Mike

Upgrade & Migration Workshops Down Under

Time flies … and the Database Upgrade and Migration Workshops in Australia and New Zealand come closer and closer. It has been exactly two years ago since Roy and me had run the Upgrade Workshop in Perth and Melbourne. In 2010 visiting Australia was part of our Asian workshop route. But this time we’ll fly the looooooooooooong way (ouch … I’m definitely not looking forward to my eco seat in cattle class for the 18 flight hours down to Perth – and, even worse, to the 22 hours with 2 stops on the way back from Sydney) down just for…