Sunday, November 30, 2008

On the Road ... Again

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days in Quebec City giving a keynote and conducting a Migration workshop. Very beautiful part of the world, but unfortunately it was all work and no play.

I have just landed in Birmingham for the UKOUG. {To prevent jetlag I am currently sitting in the hotel lobby doing email, blogs, OTN updates, etc ... and you thought international travel was so glamorous}

It's Sunday morning I got very little sleep on the plane, they don't have a room available until this afternoon, and the weather is overcast. However, I am excited to be over here in Blighty for my inaugural UKOUG.

Our development team is very geographical dispersed.
One of our newer team members, though not new to Oracle or APEX, Anthony Rayner is based here in the UK. This week will provide a good opportunity for us to spend some quality face-to-face time and go out on some customer visits.

While here I have a few presentations:
Roel Hartman and Dimitri Gielis have already posted a list of other APEX sessions.

There is an unofficial APEX Meetup Monday night straight after the UKOUG event. I am looking forward to catching up with many from the APEX community. There are sure to be several familiar faces, but I hope to also meet many others from our growing community who I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet especially as I haven't been over to Europe much.

Next weekend is sure to be a real treat as I am off to see the final round of the World Rally Championship in Wales with my Uncle. I even brought an Aussie flag as there is a young up-and-coming Australian superstar called Chris Atkinson who drives for Subaru and is currently sitting in equal 4th in the championship. Had to bring lots of cold weather gear as it is almost gauranteed to be wet and very very cold standing in the middle of a forest waiting for cars to flashing past - I can't wait :)

The following week I am off to Beijing for "Oracle Develop - The premier development event", which is always fun as I get to spend time with some of my fellow PMs in foreign lands.

You will be pleased to know that we are happy with the progress being made with APEX 3.2 and have been getting some very valuable feedback from the limited early adopters.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Limited" Early Adopter for APEX 3.2 has started


Given our development timeframe we were unable to conduct an open Early Adopter program for APEX 3.2 Forms Conversion. Instead a very small number of customers have been invited to participate in a limited early adopter program.

Unfortunately for all those not invited you will need to wait for APEX 3.2 to be released before you can start playing with our Forms conversion offering.

I'm sure some of those involved will blog about their experience.

In the coming weeks I will be posting more information relating to APEX 3.2 Forms Conversion.