This week on the podcast, Kyle shares why the Navigator button disappeared on him, using VisualStudio Code and Git-Bash, and Colton Fischer’s excellent POC projects. We finish the podcast with David Kurtz talking about the Oracle Resource Manager with multi-tenant databases.
This week on the podcast, Kyle discusses how he kept the Supplier Portal in Classic while going Fluid Nav for the rest of the application, Dan shares some Related Content feedback and some App Designer filtering tips.
- Don’t be afraid of Makefiles @ 7:00
- MOS Documents in Google results? @ 13:30
- Classic on my Supplier Portal @ 16:00
- Related Content Follow-up @ 32:00
- Security Deployment with Custom Security @ 37:45
- PUM and Translations @ 43:00
- Mobile-friendly Tool Tips @ 46:00
- Beyond Compare and YAML @ 49:00
- App Designer Filtering @ 53:00
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.
- Windows 6 month release schedule @ 4:00
- Puppet 5 @ 8:00
- Adding Breadcrumbs to Fluid @ 9:30
- Fluid Background Images @ 13:00
- psadmin.io Fluid Stylesheets @ 13:30
- App Designer on Ubuntu @ 25:45
- Enhancing Forms with Event Mapping @ 26:45
- New Window Behavior @ 28:00
- Using the DPK to deploy POC’s @ 33:00
- Gitlab Follow-up @ 35:30
- POSH-GIT @ 41:30
- Kyle’s DPKFiles Setup @ 45:15
- WebLogic and MP4 files @ 50:30
- Favorites and Unified Navigation @ 52:00
- Process Categories @ 59:30
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 Classic versions. Here screenshots of the Fluid Homepage with each theme:
One change the stylesheets make beyond the color is adding a button style around the Homepage Tab selection. This should improve the usability of the homepage (thanks to Kyle for idea and CSS).
Use the colors however you want, but the list below is how I’m using the colors:
- DEV1 – Green
- DEV2 – Light Blue
- DEV3 – Purple
- TST – Red
- QA/UAT – Grey
- SBX (Sandbox and Nightly Refresh) – Yellow
Installing these scripts is simple. All of the changes are included in a single Data Migration project, so you can import all the styles with the Data Migration Workbench.
- Download the latest
- Unzip the
IO_STYLES_FLUID.zipto your Data Migration file location.
- Navigate to PeopleTools > Lifecycle Management > Migrate Data > Data Migration Workbench
- Select “Load Project From File”
- Select the file location and the
- Select “Submit Project for Copy”
After the Migration Project is loaded, change the theme for your application.
- Navigate to PeopleTools > Portal > Branding > Branding System Options
- Select the
- Click OK.
- Log out and log back in to see the changes.
Change the Logo
To change the logo, you can upload a new image file to use. You have two options:
- Replace the
IO_WHITE_32logo with your own image
- Upload a new image and change the Theme Macro Set value for
This week on the podcast Kyle talks about Usability Testing with his PeopleTools upgrade and moving to Fluid Navigation. Dan and Kyle also talk about Unified Navigation and the Node Network, where the Portal fits in and beefing up the Integration Broker.
- Excited about Fluid @ 1:00
- Discovering Homepage Tabs @ 3:15
- How to Approach Usability Testing @ 9:00
- Usability Participants @ 13:45
- Accessibility Testing @ 18:00
- Comparing Usability Testing before Fluid @ 22:45
- Personalizing Homepages @ 32:00
- Unified Navigation @ 38:30
- Getting Lost with Unified Navigation @ 47:00
- Integration Monitor @ 50:30
- Making Search a Critical Component @ 55:00
- Beefing Up the IB with Unified Nav @ 57:30
This week on the podcast Dan and Kyle talk with no agenda. We discuss our week and talk about Portal, PeopleTools Bugs, Fluid, Git, Deployment Packages, Puppet, OneNote, Kanban Boards and more.
- Portal Projects @ 1:45
- PeopleTools Bugs and Puppet @ 10:45
- psadmin.io Community @ 21:00
- Job changes @ 23:30
- Spreading the Fluid Excitement @ 25:00
- Selecting Fluid Nav Images @ 28:00
- The Git “Trojan Horse” @ 31:30
- Git Hooks, Puppet Server and getting crazy @ 39:30
- Changes to the DPK? @ 47:00
- Kanban Boards @ 57:00
- Svchost.exe @ 58:30
- OneNote Templates @ 60:30
- Kanban Boards and Task Management @ 71:00
This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan revisit Fluid Navigation and why they are fans of the new navigation model. Kyle shares his experiences working with the DPK and his method for managing the YAML and Puppet files on servers. Dan shares a top-notch “Dad Joke”.
- Location-based Event Mapping @ 1:30
- Classic UI for Admin’s/Power Users @ 2:45
- Linked-in Style Notifications @ 7:30
- SQL Turns 43 @ 11:15
- SQL Notebook @ 13:00
- Creating patch tarballs for the DPK @ 14:00
- Kyle’s DPK Experience @ 22:00
- DPKFiles Setup @ 28:45
- How do you do it? – Dad Joke Style @ 45:45
- Embracing Fluid Navigation @ 46:45
In Episode 82 of the PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast, Kyle and I revisited the topic of Fluid Navigation. If you haven’t listened to the discussion yet, I encourage you to head over here and listen.
Part of our change in attitude with Fluid Navigation was understanding how to use the new Navigation tools available with Fluid, especially Tiles and Navigation Collections. I talk about creating a PS Admin Fluid Tile to simplify my navigation in PeopleSoft and how I enjoy using that Tile. In the video demo below, I’ll show you how to create a PS Admin Fluid Tile so you can simplify your navigation in PeopleSoft.
This week, Kyle and Dan talk about using Vagrant snapshots with Vagabond, strategies for managing
psft_customizations.yaml files and demonstrating Fluid to end users. Dan shares a story of how an unpatched WebLogic server can leave your PeopleSoft application vulnerable to hackers.
- Securing the Oracle Listener @ 1:30
- Vagabond and Vagrant Snapshots @ 2:00
- Vault and Hiera @ 7:45
- Remote Desktop Spanning @ 14:00
- Why You Apply CPU Patches – A Story @ 16:30
- CPU Patching Wishlist @ 23:30
- DPK and Middleware-only @ 33:15
- psft_customizations.yaml strategies @ 39:00
- Upgrading Interaction Hub @ 50:00
- Demoing Fluid @ 57:00
This week Charlie Sinks joins Kyle and Dan to recap the 2017 Spring UMRUG meeting. We discussion transitioning to Fluid, selective adoption strategies, PTF improvements, Cloud Manager, Interaction Hub and Elasticsearch. The spring meeting was a great User Group meeting and generated excellent conversations.
- Robin Velayedam (PeopleSoft HCM Strategy) Keynote @ 1:45
- Workcenters or Nav Collections? @ 9:00
- Going to 8.55 with or without Fluid Nav @ 12:00
- Related Actions and Fluid Navigation @ 16:00
- July HCM Image on 8.56 @ 20:15
- Selective Adoption Strategies @ 22:00
- Technical Roundtable @ 31:30
- Elasticsearch Clustering
- How easy to set up Elasticsearch?
- PTF Improvements in 8.56 @ 35:30
- Oracle 12c patch and tuning recommendations @ 38:15
- How long does it take to apply images? @ 39:30
- Security Identity Validation Framework and Secure Transactions @ 40:45
- Interaction Hub Panel @ 43:15
- Unified Navigation
- Federated Search and Notifications
- Cloud Manager in Interaction Hub @ 53:00
- Applying Maintenance to Cloud Manager @ 56:00
- Elasticsearch and Alternative Uses @ 59:00
- Taking Control of Logs with Elasticsearch @ 62:00
- Archiving IB Data @ 67:15