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Release of PeopleTools 8.50 September 19, 2009

Posted by Duncan in PeopleTools, Strategy.
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It’s been a long, long time coming, but PeopleTools 8.50 has been released!

There were a couple of docs floating around that listed 18th Sept as the release date, but no official confirmation from Oracle, so I wasn’t 100% sure that it was coming.  Further details here:

http://blogs.oracle.com/peopletools/2009/09/general_availability_ga_of_peopletools_850.html

Rather intriguingly not only is there this release (which is the biggest in the PeopleSoft world for a good year or so) but also a new release of the Oracle Database, and a hardware tie-in with Sun in the last few days.  Why are these being released now, with OpenWorld so close?  Is there something even bigger that is going to be unveiled during OpenWorld?

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1. Noon - September 19, 2009

Yes:
the Oracle games machine!

2. Tipster - September 19, 2009

Not the Fusion Middleware MP3 player? Or the 11gPhone? Or the Service-Orientated BluRay player? 🙂

On a more serious note, Tools patch 8.50.01 is out already.

ftp://ftp.peoplesoft.com/outgoing/ptools/85001/

3. windracer - September 21, 2009

Figures … I just finished a platform migration to Windows Server 2008 64-bit and upgraded to Tools 8.49 at the same time. Looking forward to checking this out, though!

4. Tipster - September 21, 2009

It’s still a good thing you’ve done. You’re on a supported version of PeopleTools, and even if 8.50 was available a little earlier you’d probably have let it ‘mature’ a little before jumping to it wouldn’t you?

5. windracer - September 21, 2009

Oh, absolutely. At least we’ve done the hard work of moving onto a 64-bit OS and SQL Server 2008, etc. etc. I just hate that feeling that we were cutting edge for three weeks and now we’re out-of-date already. 😉

I did notice that the new Tools and Tuxedo/WebLogic still seem to be 32-bit, even though they’ve removed support for 32-bit server OSes. I thought everything was supposed to be native x64 for this new release.


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