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Thanks to Andy Dorfman for allowing us to guest-post his Push Notification setup. Andy did a lot of work to get Push Notifications working in a production environment and he’s sharing his notes. If you are looking to get Push Notifications running, this is a great place to start. User Story As a PeopleSoft user,… Read More

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This week on the podcast David Bain, Product Manager for PeopleTools, joins us to talk about Fluid, the Cloud and PeopleSoft, and his favorite PeopleTools features. Dan and Kyle also recap some great discussions they had at the Collaborate conference. Show Notes David Bain Interview Why the cloud is important to PeopleSoft @ 2:00 Why… Read More

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This week on the podcast Jim Marion joins us to talk about Fluid Development, embedding PeopleSoft into cloud applications, Event Mapping, where the cloud makes sense and Jim’s new role at GreyHeller. Show Notes Jim’s Background @ 2:15 New Role with Grey Heller @ 3:45 Thoughts on the future of PeopleTools @ 6:00 Fluid Development… Read More

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This week, Dan and Kyle talk about testing different web server configurations, using the ACM for Elasticsearch, and how mobile browsers work with websites. Then, they discuss different ways to promote yourself and your position to a boss or organization. Show Notes VisualStudio Cod @ 1:00 Programmers File Editor PeopleSoft Awesome List @ 9:30 Table… Read More

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This is a short post, but hopefully helpful. I recently discovered that you can turn on Change Assistant with a debug mode using an environment variable. There is no documentation on this, but it seems to work well and might help you resolve any issues you have with Change Assistant. To enable the debug mode,… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about planning PeopleTools and Catch-up projects, BI Publisher security, and how to turn off excessive BI Publisher logging. We also talk about slowly killing COBOL with PeopleSoft (it’s not dead yet) and using multiple Change Assistant installations. Show Notes Collaborate Sessions Advanced PS Admin – Dan… Read More

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I was looking through my web server logs and noticed that they contained a large amount of 404 errors for /apple-touch-icon*.png and /favicon.ico requests. The /apple-touch-icon*.png requests come from mobile devices (mostly iOS, but also some Android) and all browsers will look for the favicon.ico image file. Here is 24 hours of our top 404… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about Query Manager bugs, changing how they apply CPU Patches, and testing partial database refreshes. Then Dan gives an overview of Oracle Configuration Manager and laments it’s unsupported status. Show Notes Collaborate Sessions Advanced PS Admin – Dan and Kyle Take Control of PeopleSoft Logs with… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle review some of the highlights from the Alliance conference. Then, they talk about about the history of PTF, hidden gems in PeopleTools, upcoming 8.56 changes and more. Show Notes Collaborate Sessions Advanced PS Admin – Dan and Kyle Take Control of PeopleSoft Logs with Elasticsearch – Dan… Read More

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About a year ago, I posted a project to check on the status of all our PeopleSoft environments. Our status page has become an important part of monitoring our environments. I check that page every morning and the email alerts let me be proactive in addressing environment issues. We also embedded the status page into… Read More

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This week we podcast from the Alliance 2017 Conference in Las Vegas. Jason Gilfoil and Eric Bolinger join us to talk about DevOps and Ansible with PeopleSoft. We talk about application orchestration, mixing Ansible and Puppet, customizing the DPK and more. Show Notes Introducing Jason Gilfoil @ 1:30 Introducing Eric Bolinger @ 2:45 What is… Read More

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One annoyance with Change Assistant (among a few) is that you have to start it “as Administrator”. If you don’t, you’ll get the message “Another instance of Change Assistant is already running” (even though it’s not). While running a program “as Administrator” is not hard, there is no reason why Change Assistant needs Administrative rights.… Read More

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