Kevin Kempf's Blog

November 9, 2010

New Certify on Metalink, for anyone but 11i users

Filed under: Uncategorized — kkempf @ 8:43 am

New, Improved and Incomplete

I recently received an unsolicited email from Oracle regarding the new certify setup on the world’s slowest support site (My Oracle Support):

We have heard a lot of complaints concerning Certifications in My Oracle Support. Maybe they were from you? And sure enough it wasn’t going to be a simple fix. If you are someone who relies on the certify search engine, we want to hear from you! Check out the video previews of the new Certification system and send us feedback!

My first thought was that if you need a video to use it, that’s a bad sign.  But it’s actually rather intuitive from the get-go.  I give Oracle kudos for fixing this.  I’ve blogged before that since last November (when the worlds slowest support site went online), Certify has been wholly unusable.  Well, now it’s usable.  With a caveat: The one thing I really use it for, 11i certifications, is deliberately excluded from this.  Turns out R12 is in there, so the 4 or 5 customers on that version of the apps should be happy.  Those on 11i are stuck with the “classic” certify, which means you should just check Steven Chan’s blog.  You can check out the new certify team updates here.



Apps 11i? Never heard of it.



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