Oracle Forms is heading to the clouds and to UK!

As I have been preaching from my soapbox for years now, Oracle Forms will remain a constant, supported development tool to build on premise, enterprise level, data entry desktop applications. However this time, Oracle has joined me by declaring their commitment to Oracle Forms, as Oracle Forms 12c was released on the heels of OOW. Oracle Forms 12c can be downloaded here. Our customers and team have been anticipating Oracle Forms 12c, and it is great to finally have it available.

It’s a new dawn …It’s a new day….It’s a new life and we’re feeling good !

The excitement surrounding this will be especially evident at this year’s UKOUG conference Dec. 7 – 9 in Birmingham UK.

Besides all the great Oracle Forms content, Oracle will be introducing 2 cloud based development tools especially for business users. Oracle MAX and Oracle Application Builder. These tools will be optimal for Forms users because they DO NOT REQUIRE CODING. This will revolutionize the way Oracle Forms developers navigate the mobile world. So we hope to meet some of you in raining UK where Oracle Forms and mobility will finally be getting the attention they deserves  at UKOUG15.

As is our tradition, in honor of Oracle Forms 12c, here is a list of 12 must see sessions for our Forms users:

  1. Oracle Forms 12c – The Beginning of a New Day

Tuesday December 8, 2015 | 2:10pm – 3:00pm | Hall 10A

Michael Ferrante, Oracle

Mia Urman, AuraPlayer

We are super excited for this session. Michael, the Oracle Forms Product Manager, will exhibit the latest and greatest features of Oracle Forms 12c and discuss how Oracle Forms fits in with the Oracle Cloud. In addition our CEO and Oracle ACE Director, Mia, will demo Oracle Forms running on a tablet and the utilization handwriting and voice recognition within Oracle Forms.

  1. The When, Why & How of Oracle E-Business Suite Mobility

Tuesday December 8, 2015 | 3:20pm-4:10pm| Hall 8B

Mia Urman, AuraPlayer

Your employees are no longer confined to working in their office space, so why should their Oracle EBS system be stuck in the back office?  Mia will discuss the challenges presented and how to bring mobility and agility to your legacy EBS and Oracle Forms based systems. This session will contain demos using Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Cloud.

  1. Customer Story: Oracle Forms to Oracle Mobility in Action

Wednesday December 9, 2015 | 10:00am – 10:50am |Media Suite B

Steven Davelaar, Oracle

This session is especially near and dear to our hearts. Steven will be presenting one of our customer success stories and explain how they preserved their Oracle Forms system but radically modernized it to run via Oracle’s Mobile framework through Oracle’s Mobile Cloud. This is your chance to see Oracle Forms running on a Samsung Tablet!

  1. Why Mobile Needs a Cloud

Monday December 7, 2015| 3:10pm – 4:00pm| Hall 11B

Grant Ronald, Oracle

Mobile and Cloud are two trending terms here at UKOUG. Grant is an Oracle Forms, ADF, and Mobile expert, so who explain how the cloud can further your mobile initiatives? Be prepared for some stellar Oracle MAF and Oracle MCS demos.

  1. Experts Panel: What Does the Future Hold for Your Oracle Forms Systems?

Tuesday December 8, 2015 | 4:30pm – 5:20pm | Area Above the Box Office

Mia Urman, AuraPlayer

Come join us for an informal panel to discuss the future of Oracle Forms with Oracle ACE directors and Oracle PM’s. 

6.Live Mobile and Cloud Hacking by ACEs Using an OFM 12c Red Stack 

Sunday December 6, 2015 | 12:30pm-2:20pm|Executive Room 7

Ronald van Luttikhuizen, eProseed
Lonneke Dikmans, eProseed 
Luc Bors,eProseed 
Steven Davelaar,Oracle
Wilfred van der Deijl, The Future Group

Attend this session to learn about Oracle’s Cloud products, how they work together, and how they can be integrated into enterprise solutions. During this session, Oracle ACEs and A-Team members will develop a conference application that can be used by  attendees and administrators to schedule sessions, register for sessions, track attendance and notify attendees in case of changes.

Expect these products to make an appearance: Java Cloud Service (JCS), Mobile Cloud Service (MCS), Process Cloud Service (PCS), JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET), Mobile Application Framework (MAF)

  1. Community Keynote: Revolutionizing Application Development with Oracle Cloud

Tuesday December 8, 2015 | 9:00am – 9:50am| Hall 11A

Duncan Mills, Oracle

Is your head in the Clouds? If not, maybe it needs to be. The Cloud is changing the way we develop and extend applications, so it’s essential we are aware of the present and future state of the Cloud. Duncan will be featuring live demos and will elaborate how Cloud services can improve the user experience within your organization.

  1. If You Don’t Have a Mobile Strategy You Don’t Have a Strategy

Monday December 7, 2015| 9:00am – 9:50am| Media Suite B

Grant Ronald, Oracle

The world has gone mobile, and it’s time for your enterprise systems to catch up. This session is essential for all organizations that are hesitant whether mobility is in their future. Grant will examine useful practices for overcoming challenges associated with mobility and will exhibit technologies that will bring you legacy applications to mobile devices.

Contact us if you’re interested in mobilizing your Oracle Forms without redevelopment or migration!

9.Mobile Strategy Open Forum

Wednesday December 9, 2015 | 9:00am- 9:50am| Area Above the Box Office

Grant Ronald, Oracle

Martin Cookson, Oracle

 Formulating a mobile strategy is complex and often overwhelming. Along with the upsides of mobility come many challenges (such as security, skills necessary, etc).  Be sure to attend this session for the opportunity to ask questions of Grant and Martin, who are experts in everything mobile. You’ll be guaranteed to gain valuable insights about mobility and emerge as a more informed decision maker.

  1. The Future of Oracle Development

Tuesday December 8, 2015 | 3:30pm-4:20pm| Hall 11A

Sten Vesterli, Scott/Tiger A/S

Sten is an all around Oracle development guru, so this session is certain to be enlightening. He will discuss various Oracle technologies available and disclose the strengths and drawbacks of each. This will be especially valuable for those struggling to decide which technology best fits their business’ needs. He’ll be covering technologies such as: Application Express, ADF, Oracle Forms.

  1. A Beginners Guide to Oracle Mobile Application Framework

Tuesday December 8, 2015 |10:00am-10:50am| Hall 11B

 Grant Ronald, Oracle

As we’ve implied previously, mobility is taking over the world! In this session, Grant will discuss why going mobile is more than just accessing an application in a mobile browser (come on, you can do better). He will also preform a live demo of Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF). This is your chance to learn how to take advantage of the valuable features offered on mobile devices; these include camera, the ability to work offline, GPS, and more).

  1. The Forecast is Cloudy

Monday December 7, 2015| 11:20am- 12:10pm| Media Suite B

Susan Duncan, Oracle

Anyone confused by the several Cloud services Oracle is offering? If yes this session is a must-see. Susan will be reviewing various current and upcoming Oracle Cloud services. Once you understand your options, you’ll be able to make an informed decision regarding which to utilize.

 

We are  looking forward to these awesome sessions and to see everyone in the UK. I would happy to meet with anyone who has questions or concerns regarding their Oracle Forms or EBS system or questions regarding how to devise a mobile or cloud strategy. Contact us  to set up a consultation and we will see everyone at UKOUG!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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