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Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Update 19B (OTAC/TEE) is available, effective May 21, 2019. Routine ongoing infrastructure upgrades to improve security and performance may result in your 19B update request being deferred until after June 10, 2019.  To help you prepare, we are pleased to announce the availability of the following release readiness materials and documentation:

 

Talent Acquisition New Feature Summary (update 19B)

Talent Acquisition What’s New (update 19B)

Talent Acquisition User and Implementation Guides (update 19B)

Talent Acquisition Maintenance Packs (Doc ID 2490995.1) (update 19B) Requires login to My Oracle Support.

 

 

Your Action:  Please log a Service Request via My Oracle Support to request update 19B.  Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud updates are not automatically applied.

Ensure you are registered to receive Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud correspondence so you don’t miss important communications about upgrades, outages, maintenance, end of life, etc.  Please refer to Subscribing to PIN and PCN Notifications(My Oracle Support Doc ID 1046726.1).

 

If you are live or implementing, check out the associated content to learn about the recent changes. The Feature Summary and Revision History section at the beginning of each documents will serve as your pointer.

 

Example:  What’s New Document

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For additional release readiness resources, please navigate to: Cloud Customer Connect Updates and Maintenance, Talent Acquisition Service Documentation (Doc ID 1496352.1) and Talent Acquisition Deployment, Upgrade Policies and Release Lifecycle Status (Doc ID 1603034.1). My Oracle Support documents require login to My Oracle Support.

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Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Update 19A (OTAC/TEE) is available, effective February 18, 2019.  To help you prepare, we are pleased to announce the availability of the following release readiness materials and documentation:

Talent Acquisition New Feature Summary (update 19A)

Talent Acquisition What’s New (update 19A)

Talent Acquisition User and Implementation Guides (update 19A)

Talent Acquisition Maintenance Packs (Doc ID 2490995.1) (update 19A) Requires login to My Oracle Support.

 

Your Action:  Please log a Service Request via My Oracle Support to request update 19A.  Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud updates are not automatically applied.

 

Ensure you are registered to receive Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud correspondence so you don’t miss important communications about upgrades, outages, maintenance, end of life, etc.  Please refer to Subscribing to PIN and PCN Notifications (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1046726.1).

 

If you are live or implementing, check out the associated content to learn about the recent changes. The Revision History section at the beginning of each documents will serve as your pointer.

Example:  What’s New Document

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For additional release readiness resources, please navigate to: Cloud Customer Connect Updates and Maintenance, Talent Acquisition Service Documentation (Doc ID 1496352.1) and Talent Acquisition Deployment, Upgrade Policies and Release Lifecycle Status (Doc ID 1603034.1). My Oracle Support documents require login to My Oracle Support

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The Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service release 19A will be deployed to Production LearnCenters on February 15, 2019. The release is currently available in the Staging sites for testing. This feature release also resolves issues reported by customers. This feature includes the following:

 

LearnCenter Designer Enhancements

  • New WYSIWYG Button for the LearnCenter Designer

BI Reporting Enhancements

  • Update to Delta Data Field
  • New Data View

LearnCenter Course Player Enhancements

  • New Default Launch Mode for LearnCenter Course Player

Bulk Loader Enhancements

  • Update to Enrollment Bulk Loader

Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud

  • Field Label Renamed

 

The next release is 19B, scheduled for a May 2019 general release.

 

Customers who have issues resolved by the 19A release are advised to retest and validate the resolution through their Service Requests in My Oracle Support.

 

  Customers can view the latest release schedule through the Knowledge Management document in My Oracle Support: Oracle Learn Cloud Release Schedule (Doc ID 1983057.1)

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The Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service release 18D will be deployed on November 16, 2018. This feature release also resolves issues reported by customers. This release includes the following:

 

Users REST API Dynamic Groups - Mapped Items

Widgets - Search Order

Share BI Report’s pre-defined parameter selections

 

The next release is 19A, scheduled for a February 15, 2019 general release.

 

Customers who have issues resolved by the 18D release are advised to retest and validate the resolution through their Service Requests in My Oracle Support.

 

Customers can view the latest release schedule through the Knowledge Management document in My Oracle Support: Oracle Learn Cloud Release Schedule (Doc ID 1983057.1)

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Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Release 17.8 Quarterly Update (OTAC/TEE) is available, effective September 25, 2018.  To help you prepare, we are pleased to announce the availability of the following release readiness materials and documentation:

 

 

Your Action: Please log a Service Request via My Oracle Support to request the quarterly update. Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud quarterly updates are not automatically applied.

 

Ensure you are registered to receive Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud correspondence so you don’t miss important communications about upgrades, outages, maintenance, end of life, etc.  Please refer to Subscribing to PIN and PCN Notifications (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1046726.1).

 

If you are live or implementing, check out the associated content to learn about the recent changes. The Revision History section at the beginning of each documents will serve as your pointer.

Example:  What’s New Document

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For additional release readiness resources, please navigate to: Cloud Customer Connect Updates and Maintenance, Talent Acquisition Service Documentation (Doc ID 1496352.1) and Talent Acquisition Deployment, Upgrade Policies and Release Lifecycle Status (Doc ID 1603034.1). My Oracle Support documents require login to My Oracle Support.

 

Thank you for using Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Service.

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The Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service release 18C will be deployed on August 17, 2018. This is a feature release that also resolves issues reported by customers. This feature includes the following:

 

• New External Training Bulk Loader

• Ability to create and update External Training

• Ability to create or update user External Training Completions

 

If you are actively using Secured File Access (File Security) to control user access to Resource Manager files, please review the What's New document found in KM Article: Oracle Learn Cloud Release 18C (Doc ID 2432094.1) prior to the 18C release.

 

The next release is 18D, scheduled for a November 16th general release.

 

Customers who have issues resolved by the 18C release are advised to retest and validate the resolution through their Service Requests in My Oracle Support.

 

Customers can view the latest release schedule through the Knowledge Management document in My Oracle Support: Oracle Learn Cloud Release Schedule (Doc ID 1983057.1)

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Quarterly Update Model Changes

  • Oracle is shifting exclusively to a quarterly update model to deliver more frequent updates to the Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud.
  • 4 Quarterly Updates - Will deliver low risk incremental feature enhancements addition to bug fixes
  • Maintenance Packs and Express Pack process not impacted
  • No more "Annual Releases"
  • Upgrades: Highly recommended that customers adopt the latest quarterly updates to obtain the benefits of qualify and security improvements as well as uptake low risk incremental capabilities.   (To request a quarterly update, please log a Service Request via My Oracle SupportOracle Talent Acquisition Cloud quarterly updates are not automatically applied.)

 

Quarterly Update Naming Convention

  • 17.6 quarterly update - Q2CY18
  • 17.8 quarterly update - Q3CY18
  • 19A quarterly update  - Q4CY18
  • 19B quarterly update - Q1CY19
  • Etc.

 

Note: Talent Acquisition Cloud will not have an 18.x update series.  It will go from 17.x to 19A to better align with Oracle's quarterly update model.

 

For more information, please view the Cloud Customer Connect event "Talent Acquisition Cloud (TEE): Quarterly Roadmap Briefing, June 2018".

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Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Release 17.6 Quarterly Update (OTAC/TEE) is available, effective June 25, 2018. 

 

To help you prepare, we are pleased to announce the availability of the following release readiness materials and documentation:

 

Your Action:  Please log a Service Request via My Oracle Support to request the quarterly update.  Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud quarterly updates are not automatically applied.

 

Ensure you are registered to receive Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud correspondence so you don’t miss important communications about upgrades, outages, maintenance, end of life, etc.  Please refer to Subscribing to PIN and PCN Notifications (Doc ID 1046726.1)

 

For additional release readiness resources, please navigate to: Cloud Customer Connect Updates and Maintenance, Talent Acquisition Service Documentation (Doc ID 1496352.1) and Talent Acquisition Deployment, Upgrade Policies and Release Lifecycle Status (Doc ID 1603034.1). My Oracle Support documents require login to My Oracle Support

 

The Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service release 18B will be deployed on May 18, 2018. This is a feature release that also resolves issues reported by customers. The next release is 18C, scheduled for an August 17th general release.

 

Customers who have issues resolved by the 18B release are requested to retest and validate the resolution through their Service Requests in My Oracle Support.

 

Customers can view the latest release schedule through the Knowledge Management document in My Oracle Support: Oracle Learn Cloud Release Schedule (Doc ID 1983057.1)

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Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Release 17.4 Quarterly Update (OTAC/TEE) is available, effective April 2, 2018.  To help you prepare, we are pleased to announce the availability of the following release readiness materials and documentation:

 

 

Your Action: Please log a Service Request via My Oracle Support to request the quarterly update.  Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud quarterly updates are not automatically applied.

 

Ensure you are registered to receive Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud correspondence so you don’t miss important communications about upgrades, outages, maintenance, end of life, etc.  Please refer to Subscribing to PIN and PCN Notifications (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1046726.1).

 

For additional release readiness resources, please navigate to: Cloud Customer Connect Updates and Maintenance, Talent Acquisition Service Documentation (Doc ID 1496352.1) and Talent Acquisition Deployment, Upgrade Policies and Release Lifecycle Status (Doc ID 1603034.1). My Oracle Support documents require login to My Oracle Support

 

Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Release 17.3 OBI Update (OTAC/TEE) will begin deployment soon.  Many new reporting fields have been added to the Recruiting, Administration, and Performance subject areas.  To help you prepare, we are pleased to announce the availability of the following release readiness materials and documentation:

 

Talent Acquisition New Feature Summary

Talent Acquisition What’s New

Talent Acquisition Reporting with OBI Data Dictionary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 2261968.1 – requires login to My Oracle Support)

 

In addition, please navigate to Cloud Customer Connect Updates and Maintenance here to access Release Readiness Resources, Upgrade Resources, and Webinar sessions that are offered to orient customers with Release 17 functionalities.

 

Your Action:  No action required.  Deployments will begin in March, 2018.  Customers will receive a PCN with the date and time of their 17.3 deployment.

Ensure you are registered to receive Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud correspondence so you don’t miss important communications about upgrades, outages, maintenance, end of life, etc.  Please refer to Subscribing to PIN and PCN Notifications (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1046726.1).

 

If you are live or implementing, check out the associated content to learn about the recent changes. The Revision History section at the beginning of the What's New and New Feature Summary will serve as your pointer.

 

Thank you for using Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Service.

 

 

Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud (OTAC/TEE) is releasing Quarterly Updates and Maintenance Packs for Release 17 in 2018.

 

Quarterly Updates contain new and enhanced features, while Maintenance Pack contain bug fixes.  Please see below for the release schedule.  All dates are subject to change.

 

Quarterly Updates

  • 17.2 Quarterly Update: January 2018
  • 17.4 Quarterly Update: April 2018
  • 17.6 Quarterly Update: June 2018

Maintenance Packs

  • 17.3 Maintenance Pack: February 2018
  • 17.5 Maintenance Pack: May 2018
  • 17.7 Maintenance Pack: August 2018

 

 

Requesting Quarterly Updates and Maintenance Packs

Quarterly updates and maintenance packs are not automatically applied.  In order to schedule a quarterly update or maintenance pack for your OTAC environments, please log a Service Request via My Oracle Support.

 

Please click here for more information on the OTAC Quarterly Update Release Model.

 

 

Oracle Talent Acquisition (TEE) 15B End of Life is effective September 30, 2018. All customers must upgrade to release 17 prior to this date when 15B will be decommissioned.

 

If you have not already done so, request your upgrade to release 17 as soon as possible by creating a Service Request via My Oracle Support. If your upgrade is not scheduled prior, your staging and production upgrades will be scheduled in July through September 2018. This is to ensure that your upgrade is complete prior to the 15B End of Life date for service continuity.

 


 

Many exciting features and critical functional and security fixes have been incorporated in the latest release.

 

  • Release readiness information such as the What's New, tutorials and other resources are available on Cloud Release Readiness.
  • Release documentation is available on Oracle Help Center.
  • Bug fix, technical configuration, and data dictionaries are available in My Oracle Support document 1496352.1.
  • Upgrade policies and release lifecycle status can be found in My Oracle Support document 1603034.1.


When you conduct testing on release 17 it is advisable to retest any open defects that you reported on 15B and prior. In many cases you will find that the defect has been resolved. If the issue is still reproducible, update the Service Request to inform Customer Support that the behavior still occurs in the current release, otherwise it is likely that the defect will be closed without being fixed.

 

 

 

Oracle is ending support for hiring on HCM Cloud Mobile (TAP) and Simplified Hiring Manager Experience (aka Hiring). Customers should migrate users to the modern and mobile ready Fluid Recruiting for hiring activities.

 

What is happening?

As of June 30, 2018, Oracle will be ending support for mobile hiring capabilities that are available through the HCM Cloud Mobile application on iOS and Android devices, as well as the Simplified Hiring Manager Experience, accessed through the Hiring icon in HCM Cloud.

 

Customers should plan to migrate to the hiring capabilities that are mobile-ready and now available (and will continue to be enhanced going forward) through Fluid Recruiting.

 

What is the impact?

This announcement impacts customers (stand alone and full suite customers) using Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud (OTAC - aka TEE) and are using mobile hiring capabilities through the iOS or Android HCM Cloud Mobile application (aka Tap) and customers using the Simplified Hiring Manager Experience (Hiring) through HCM Cloud.

 

On June 30, 2018, users of the HCM Cloud Mobile application on native iOS and Android applications and the Simplified Hiring Manager Experience (Hiring) through HCM Cloud, will no longer be able to perform hiring activities through these channels.

 

What are the options for customers who want to conduct mobile hiring activities?

Oracle is investing in a modern and mobile ready recruiting experience in OTAC (aka TEE), Fluid Recruiting.  The latest set of capabilities for Fluid Recruiting is available in the 17.2 quarterly update of OTAC (aka TEE).

 

Fluid Recruiting will enable customers to conduct key hiring activities on both mobile (e.g. tablets, phones) and desktop devices.

 

Customers who wish to provide their users with a mobile hiring experience should use Fluid Recruiting.  Customers can learn more about the latest set of capabilities available in Fluid Recruiting by clicking here.

 

What action should customers take?

Customers should start evaluating and adopting the modern and mobile ready Fluid Recruiting experience at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

Customers should prioritize transitioning users of the Mobile HCM and Simplified Hiring Manager Experience applications to Fluid Recruiting.  This will ensure these users are able to continue performing hiring tasks through mobile devices, without disruption.

 

To leverage the latest capabilities in Fluid Recruiting, customers should request to upgrade their OTAC zones to release 17 by logging a Service Request via My Oracle Support , and follow the Fluid Recruiting adoption guidelines here.

 

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The Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service release 18A is set for February 16, 2018. This is a maintenance release that resolves issues reported by Learn customers. There are no new features in this release.

 

Release Notes are available for Learn releases and are posted on the Release Updates section of Customer Connect. Issues that are resolved by a release will have those issues added to the release notes of the release. Customers who have issues resolved by the 18A release are requested to retest and validate the resolution through their Service Requests in My Oracle Support.

 

The next update will be the major feature release 18B, currently scheduled for May. Customers can view the latest release schedule through the Knowledge Management document in My Oracle Support: Oracle Learn Cloud Release Schedule (Doc ID 1983057.1)

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