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Siebel CRM Patchset 11 for Innovation Pack 2013 is Available

Another month, another patchset.

Last weekend, Oracle has released patchset 11 for Innovation Pack 2013 carrying the mystical number (or

VMWare ESXi vSphere 5.5 update 2 and guest OS

As of the 1st of August 2014, VMWare ESXi 5.5 supports Oracle Linux 7. 1.5 months after RHEL 7 and 2-3 weeks after CentOS 7. And good news, from the 5.5 update 2 released last week, we can set it for new guests from the Client:

Oracle Addresses Competitor FUD

When talking to customers and partners in the Oracle Siebel CRM realm, a lot of discussions soon reach the point of having to address some fears, uncertainties and doubts (FUD) about Oracle's direction and support for the CRM system we all know and love.

Recently, Oracle has added some interesting public documents to their official Siebel Page in addition to webcasts and videos.

Simple Solutions Do Not Equal Easy Builds

Am I the only one that often tries to make solutions far more difficult than needed?  My first approach to any challenge is likely the most complicated thing I could create.  For example, I was working on something with Oracle Apex last week.  Came up with what I thought was a nifty new feature and started building.  After the equivalent of several hundred lines of code, I had something that worked...just not as well as I hoped.

Want a Quick Way to Keep Current on Procurement Information with Direct Links to our Social Media Channels?

One of the best ways to stay informed on Procurement activities is through our Procurement Community which can be accessed directly here or bookmark this url (

Full Disclosure

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing plenty of information relating to Oracle OpenWorld.  Mostly on this blog or via my Twitter account (@fteter).  As always, I try to share information in an accurate and a positive way.  I'm an Oracle fan, but I always try to balance that with accuracy and honesty.  In that spirit, it's important for me to make some disclosures about my attendance at OOW14.

Slice: The user friendly media player with Raspberry Pi heart

Kickstarter, one of my favourite sites, I think it's even becoming an addiction :)

As you can see on my public Kickstarter profile you can expect some brand new backed board reviews coming your way in the next months. They are all FPGA related. For completeness here's the list:

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