Friday, August 16, 2013

WebCenter Portal - New Name for WebCenter Spaces in 11.1.1.8

There is a name change in WebCenter with the recent 11.1.1.8 release. WebCenter Spaces is not a fancy name anymore, Spaces is renamed to Portal. Simply speaking, if you are running Spaces - means you will be running now WebCenter Portal. On other hand, if you are running custom application built with WebCenter Portal Framework - this is also a Portal, just custom made.

WebCenter Portal (previously Spaces) UI is improved in 11.1.1.8 and performance wise is quite well responsive. Here is main login screen:


WebCenter Content access works from WebCenter Portal only if Content Server is configured with Folders_g component, it still doesn't work with new FrameworkFolders:


In terms of UI - all popups are removed from WebCenter Portal interface, this makes UI look cleaner. For example, preferences can be edited now in the same window, without opening separate popup:


There is Portal Builder wizard - central place to import/export and manage portals:


Portal template grouping and description is more user friendly:

10 comments:

Muhammad Nasir said...

thanks for nice info!

Andreas Koop said...

Hi Andrejus,

according to the WebCenter download page the design time support for WebCenter 11.1.1.8 is

- JDeveloper 11.1.1.7
- WebCenter Extensions for JDeveloper 11.1.1.8.0

I cannot find the later one for download. Do you have any idea/hint? Or is it just not released yet. documentation bug?

Greetz,
Andreas

Andrejus Baranovskis said...

Yes, 11.1.1.8 WebCenter JDEV extension is not available yet, documentation is correct. Probably release management issue :) As I know - new extension for JDEV should be available sooner or later.

Andrejus

pondrejk said...

It is already released.
You can get it from JDev 11.1.1.7.0 from Help -> Check for Updates, or download it manually from here:
http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@otn/documents/webcontent/156082.xml#oracle.webcenter.app

Andrejus Baranovskis said...

Yes, it was released last week - week after portal release.

Andrejus

Sebastián Sigalovsky said...

Hi Andrejus, I need your help.
I have a simple fusion web application deployed in glassfish.
In the login page i have a button (login). if in the "action button" want redirect to "navigation rule" no problem, but when i associate it with "Managed Bean" and "isUser"(Data Control) i do not see the button. Any idea? thanks, regards.

rachid said...

Hi, I have installed web logic 11.3.6.0, the Oracle WC portal 11.1.1.8, what are the next steps

Andrejus Baranovskis said...

It depends, what you want to do?

Andrejus

Onkar Shoker said...

Name changes can make things confusing!

We still sometimes refer to our WebCenter Portal application as Spaces... Everyone is used to it now. :)

Andrejus Baranovskis said...

If someone is still using it :)