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The Related Content Framework has been part of PeopleTools for a while (8.50 I think), but recently I have rediscovered how great this framework is. In the video below, I walk through two improvements I’ve made to the User Profile component using the Related Content Framework.  

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This week on the podcast, Kyle recaps the Phire User Group meeting, his PTF talk, and shares a nice tip on integrating Usage Monitor with PTF scripts. Then, Dan and Kyle discuss the latest changes with HR Image 23 and PeopleTools 8.56 and forcing users to adopt new technologies. Show Notes Phire User Group Meeting… Read More

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The way PeopleSoft delivers Puppet and the Hiera backend, is that everything you define in psft_customizations.yaml overrides configuration defined elsewhere. This is a useful setup when getting started with the DPK and Puppet. But when using YAML files to manage your configuration across multiple servers, you’ll quickly find that you are re-entering the same configuration… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan dives into some advanced Puppet configuration to use with the DPK. Dan and Kyle discuss Hiera hash merging, using Puppet environments, and using the ACM with the DPK. Kyle talks about a bug with the Interaction Hub and My Favorites and some odd finds in PeopleBooks. Show Notes psadmin.conf… Read More

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The PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture is built on two technologies: Deployment Packages (DPK) and Automated Configuration Management (ACM). On this site, we’ve talked about Deployment Packages quite a bit, but we haven’t discussed Automated Configuration Management. This post will introduce you to what the ACM is and how the DPK uses it. Use Hiera to Turn… Read More

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The first conference for PeopleSoft Administrators psadmin.conf is a 1 day conference specifically for PeopleSoft Administrators. The conference features talks from expert admins on security, automation and more. The goal of the conference is to expand your knowledge of PeopleSoft Administration and make you a better admin. Date: September 12, 2017 Location: University of Minnesota,… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Frank Dolezal joins us to talk about how he measure user testing and how it builds confidence when deploying updates. We also discuss self-service and fast database refreshes, and what skills to look for when hiring a PS Admin. Show Notes Introducing Frank @ 1:00 Creating Metrics for User Testing… Read More

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This week, Kevin Antoff joins Dan and Kyle to recap the Reconnect 2017 conference. Kevin also discusses his experience with Elasticsearch and how Oracle is improving the tool in newer PeopleTools releases. Show Notes Beta Testing Elasticsearch @ 2:00 Elasticsearch Attachment Direct Transfer @ 3:30 Reconnect Keynote @ 8:45 Using Change Assistant for Refreshes @… Read More

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This week Kyle and Dan discuss UI improvements from Sasank and Dan’s new Fluid Stylesheets, using Git and GitLab to manage DPK files, managing Favorites with Unified Navigation and some “Gotchas” Kyle found during his 8.55 upgrade project. Show Notes Windows 6 month release schedule @ 4:00 Puppet 5 @ 8:00 Adding Breadcrumbs to Fluid… Read More

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This week Brad Carlson from the University of Minnesota joins us to talk about some recent projects he worked on. Brad explains why and how they consolidated their PeopleSoft database, an IB Monitoring tool that was recently open-sourced, and how the U of M can deploy CPU patches in 21 days. Show Notes Introducing Brad… Read More

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PeopleTools 8.56 has been released. This week on the podcast we talk about new features in 8.56 that we are excited about and dive into some of the changes to Deployment Packages. Show Notes 8.56 is out! @ 2:00 Platform Changes @ 4:45 Fluid Changes @ 7:00 Event Mapping API? @ 11:00 Searching Improvements @… Read More

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Last year we released a set of stylesheets to brand your non-production environments. Those stylesheets were built for the Classic UI and not for Fluid. Today we are releasing Fluid versions of the stylesheets. The main colors are the same, but since Fluid uses a darker color for UI the themes are darker than the… Read More

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