MOS Note 1454618.1: Quick Reference to Database PSUs, CPUs, BPs and Patchsets

Sometimes my mouse arm gets tired by clicking myself through MOS notes just to download a specific PSU or BP – and as I experiment a lot with PSUs and BPs right now I clicked a lot in the past days and nights. Usually I’d start with either MOS Note:161818.1 – then click on the release link (e.g. 12.1.0.x) in the left-most column, then into the Availability and Known Issues not (e.g. MOS Note:1683799.1 for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2.0) and then select the most recent patch from the list of Current Recommended Patches. Even though we all agree that you should…

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: (click on the map for further details – links to Google Maps)   We delivered in 2014: 62 workshops and conferences for almost 4500 attendees 13x in Asia/Australia  5x in South/Mid America 15x in the US…

Workshops 2013 – Recap and Map

2013 wasn’t a quiet year. But due to the slip of Oracle Database 12c we’ve had way less workshops than in the years before. But less workshops doesn’t mean less work. It just means different tasks such as more development work, refreshing our entire slide deck (will be uploaded tonight in a fresh new version), learning about new stuff such as Oracle Multitenant, attending at the OTN ACE Tour in Scandinavia, South and Mid America. In tradition we’ll publish a map with markers in countries Roy and I had been in the past year. You can access it in FULL…