Oracle Database 18c on-prem for MS Windows is available

I know it got delayed a bit. But there’s a good reason for the delay. In addition, my post is a bit late as well but I was on vacation. Anyway, you can download it since Aug 22, 2018. Oracle Database 18c on-prem for MS Windows is available. Oracle Database 18c on-prem for MS Windows is available You can download it from oracle.com and eDelivery: Download Oracle Database 18c from oracle.com Download Oracle Database 18c from eDelivery Start here with the Oracle 18c on Windows Installation Guide. As far as I see, the certification information has not been updated yet…

Oracle Databases and Microsoft Windows 10

Please find a more current blog post about certification of Oracle Database 12c on MS Win 10 here: Oracle Database certification on Microsoft Windows 10 If you have upgraded already or plan to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 in the near (or later) future, you may find this Statement Of Direction by Oracle regarding Microsoft Windows 10 certification quite useful: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/windows/whatsnew/oracle-db-win10-sod-2626195.pdf In summary: Oracle plans to certify Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 by October 2015 Oracle plans to certify the next major version of the database as well on MS Win 10 – 64bit Addition [Oct, 22, 2015]: Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.8 released…

MS Windows Bundle Patches – a VERY different story

I like Upgrade Workshops for a very different reason: Hopefully people feed back with questions and information I wasn’t aware off before. So for myself these workshops are also a learning experience. And thanks to a customer in Singapore (Thanks a lot, Hanh!!) I learned something about Oracle’s Bundle Patches for MS Windows. Customer asked about a specific issue when using RMAN Duplicate command in 12c failing with a nice ORA-600 [KSRPCSEXEC_1]. This got logged a while ago as bug16883554 – and it will be fixed in database patch set 12.1.0.2. But this customer asked for an earlier delivery. So…