The sky is blue, there's not a cloud in sight and it's very hot. San Francisco is noisy and busy and Oracle OpenWorld 2016 has started. Oracle are making up for the absence of airborne clouds.
Cloud is not merely the conference theme this year but Oracle's corporate goal. They want to see everyone using their cloud platform and software.
PeopleSoft users.... do not fear. PeopleSoft has always been able to run in the cloud and with the release of PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture in 8.55 and the Oracle Marketplace Update Image Templates there are some great opportunities for customers. More on this on my Day 2 update.
There was a great turnout for the Life Hacks for PeopleSoft session given by top blogger Sasank Vemana from Florida State University. He demonstrated the power of PeopleSoft Branding using Macro Sets and Themes, something he's been blogging about for some time with very useful step by step examples. You can find them all here https://pe0ples0ft.blogspot.com/search/label/Branding
He closed this highly informative session by showing a live demo of Google's reCaptcha plugin added onto the PeopleSoft signon page. This can help protect your site from hacking by web bots.
Sunday (part ii)
My wife, Jo Lock, is here at OpenWorld to talk about her experiences at Oxfam GB with PeopleSoft Fluid user interface and so we took the chance to enjoy some of San Francisco.
Walked through China Town to Pier 41, lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe on pier 39, hired some bikes and cycled across the Golden Gate bridge (8 miles and some BIG hills), caught the ferry back from Sausalito across the bay to San Francisco and took the Cable Car back to Powell Street.