Oracle WebCenter 12c Released

Oracle WebCenter 12c (12.2.1.0.0 or 12.2.1 for short) has been released. This brings the versioning scheme in line with other Fusion Middleware products.

This release includes Content, Portal and Sites.

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Content

wc_bpm_12c

Deprecated features

  • WebCenter Content IRM
  • WebCenter Content Content CPS (Content Portlet Suite)
  • WebCenter Content SharePoint WebParts
  • WebCenter Content Dynamic Converter Template Editor (Transit)
  • WebCenter Content Tracker Reports
  • WebCenter Content URM Adapters
  • WebCenter IPM Managed Server
  • WebCenter Content Integrated JSP TomCat Support

Portal

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New features

  • A new user experience, optimized for mobile and tablet use, including two Bootstrap themes for page templates, and a wide selection of page layouts.
  • A next generation Portal Composer that includes page draft mode, changing the page layout on the fly, contextually wiring components, and a WYSIWYG page editor.
  • A new Content Manager task flow that enables browsing and viewing documents in Content Server.
  • Simplified content publishing that includes updated contribution tools for multilingual text, images, and videos.
  • New wizard-driven tools that support building contextual visualizations to integrate data from applications running in the cloud or on-premise.
  • New lifecycle management that allows easy deployment of a portal, its assets, shared libraries and content from stage to production in just a few steps.
  • New iterative asset development functionality using Oracle JDeveloper that allows direct deployment to the portal server.
  • Significant architectural changes that improve average response times to less than 1 second.
  • ADF 12c stack uptake (JSF2 / Jersey 2 / Oracle REST standard / Alta mobile UI look and feel)
  • Native HTML5 tag support, including camera, geospatial, and phone
  • Easy developer and production environment provisioning with Jump Start Kit and Auto Deploy
  • Simplified security management that reduces the number of roles created and offers true delegated administration
  • Producing and consuming REST APIs (ADF REST DC with JSON Descriptors)

Portal 12.2.1 Release Notes

Sites

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Deprecated features

  • WebCenter Sites Gadgets and Gadget Server
  • WebCenter Sites Native authentication in Community/Gadgets
  • WebCenter Sites Analytics 2.5
  • WebCenter Sites Content Integration Platform – EMC Documentum
  • WebCenter Sites Content Integration Platform Filesystem
  • WebCenter Sites Content Integration Platform Sharepoint
  • WebCenter Sites Janrain Integration
  • WebCenter Sites Netomat Mobility Server
  • SOAP-based web services
  • Page Debugger

Upgrading

The starting points for upgrading Oracle WebCenter vary by product. Review the table to determine which product versions are supported for an upgrade to WebCenter 12c.

Product Supported version for upgrade
Oracle Enterprise Capture
  • 11.1.1.8.0
  • 11.1.1.9.0
Oracle WebCenter Content
  • 11.1.1.6.0
  • 11.1.1.7.0
  • 11.1.1.8.0
  • 11.1.1.9.0
Oracle WebCenter Portal
  • 11.1.1.7.0
  • 11.1.1.8.0
  • 11.1.1.9.0

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