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Special report: Collaborate '07

Check here for continuing coverage of Collaborate '07, the largest conference for users of Oracle applications, combining the IOUG, OAUG and Quest.

Collaborate '07 is the premier event for users of Oracle technology. This huge conference brings together the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group and Quest International Users Group to offer best practices and training for users of Oracle's database and business applications. technology. was on the scene to bring you the latest breaking news and up-to-the-minute blog coverage from the show, as well as tips and advice on new features and products.

  Breaking news  

Podcast: Author Mike Ault sizes up the new Oracle Database 11g: Mike Ault -- the author of many books on Oracle Database technology -- talks about the upcoming Oracle Database 11g's new SQL replay and memory management capabilities and a lot more.

Ten steps PeopleSoft users can take to prepare for Oracle Fusion: PeopleSoft users attending the Collaborate '07 conference got some sage advice on how to get ready for Oracle's upcoming Fusion applications platform.

Oracle database trends: Three questions for Rich Niemiec: Rich Niemiec identifies three major trends in the Oracle world: grid computing, Oracle on Linux and the mixed-resource model.

Weighing the value of hosted Siebel: Deciding whether to outsource a Siebel CRM deployment means weighing company values and culture against the total cost of hosting over time.

Oracle unveils new Application Integration Architecture at Collaborate '07: Oracle's newly unveiled Application Integration Architecture is a significant step forward on the road to Fusion, according to analysts.

Oracle to update JD Edwards World at Collaborate '07: Oracle will release JD Edwards World A9.1 for IBM iSeries at the Collaborate '07 Oracle users conference in Las Vegas.

Podcast: Collaborate '07 preview with Oracle Applications Users Group president Jan Wagner: We talked to OAUG president Jan Wagner to get a preview of Collaborate '07 -- one of the biggest events of the year for Oracle applications users.

Podcast: Database storage management with IOUG president Ari Kaplan: Ari Kaplan talks about the factors driving a huge increase in database storage needs and offers a preview of the upcoming Collaborate '07 conference in Las Vegas.

  Eye on Oracle blog  

20 must have PL/SQL developer tips: Here's a tip on where to get some really good PL/SQL developer, errrr, tips.

Three trends in the Oracle world: Oracle expert Rich Niemiec tells us where Larry Ellison and Oracle customers around the globe are heading in the future.

Did you hear the one about…?: Tim DiChiara offers a smattering of facts and observations about the show, including a list of other bloggers who are covering Collaborate '07.

Can Oracle DBAs survive automation?: One panel session focused on how increasing automation changes the job role of the DBA -- as technology takes over more and more tasks, is the DBA becoming obsolete?

Collaborate '07: IBM keynote: At Tuesday morning's keynote speech, Mark Shearer, general manager of the System i server line at IBM, outlined some recent success stories of the Oracle-IBM partnership.

Collaborate '07 countdown: The whole SearchOracle team is going to be in Las Vegas to bring you full coverage of the show, including breaking news, fresh database and applications tips, and up-to-the-minute reports on the blog.

Oracle Fusion to be a major focus of Collaborate '07: OAUG president Jan Wagner says that Oracle Fusion -- Oracle's plan to combine the spoils of its many acquisitions onto a single platform -- will be one of the major themes discussed at the upcoming Collaborate '07 conference in Las Vegas.

  Other Oracle applications tips & advice  

Ten ways E-Business Suite customers can prepare for Fusion: Nadia Bendjedou, director of product strategy at Oracle, lists 10 things you can do to get ready for Fusion applications as an E-Business Suite customer.

Learning guide: Oracle applications: This newly updated guide highlights information on Oracle's changing role in the enterprise applications space, with news, analysis and tips on Oracle's corporate purchases, the progress of Project Fusion, making the most of E-Business Suite and other apps, the continuing battle between Oracle and SAP, case studies and more.

Oracle Fusion Update Center: Everything you need to know about Oracle's high-profile acquisition spree and Fusion integration plans is here in one spot.

Learning guide: Data warehousing and business intelligence: Whether you're looking for in-depth business intelligence and data warehousing advice and analysis, or just need to learn the basics, this guide is the only resource you need.

From soup to nuts, PeopleSoft to Sigma, a rundown of Oracle's acquisitions: It started with a lengthy takeover battle and a fight with the Department of Justice and ended three years later with over 20 acquisitions for billions of dollars. We outline them all here.

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