Windows Server System Center

  Updated September 1, 2014

 Oracle is committed to delivering superior performance and comprehensive  enterprise database solutions for organizations that utilize Windows-based  systems and Windows Server System products.

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What's New

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco (Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2014)
Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco features sessions by Oracle experts on the Microsoft Windows platform. Learn what's new in Oracle Database 12c on Windows both on-premises and in the cloud. Find out the best practices for getting the best performance on your Oracle Database on Windows. Learn more about using Active Directory with Oracle. Meet Oracle on Windows experts at the Windows Demogrounds booth. The Oracle Database on Windows schedule listing is at this link. Register at the OpenWorld website. See you there!

UPDATED Statement of Direction: Oracle Database 12c on Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Oracle Database 11g ( is now certified on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This statement of direction describes Oracle plans to support Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 with Oracle Database 12c (

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Express Edition (XE) for 64-bit Windows Now Available
64-bit Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Express Edition is now downloadable for Windows x64, including support for Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2.

White Paper: Configuring Microsoft Active Directory for Oracle Net Naming
This white paper describes how to set up Oracle Net Naming in Microsoft Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 and later releases.

Oracle Database 12c on Windows
Download Oracle Database 12c to experience the best Windows database for modern Cloud-based applications. Oracle Database 12c includes support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Oracle Database on Windows Slide Decks
Revisit the Oracle OpenWorld Windows database sessions. Download session slide decks and  learn about Oracle Database 12c on Windows, performance best practices, and Active Directory integration.

Watch the Microsoft keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2013!

Oracle Certifies and Supports Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure
Microsoft and Oracle announced a partnership to certify and support Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Customers can deploy Oracle software, including Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle WebLogic Server, on Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure. Customers Using Oracle Database on Windows
Learn how customers are making their applications more powerful, faster, and faster to market with the power Oracle Database brings to Microsoft Windows.

Oracle Database for Windows

Technical White Paper: Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Application Development (PDF)
Technical White Paper: Oracle Database 11g on Windows: Development and Deployment (PDF)
Technical White Paper: Oracle Database 11g Architecture on Windows (PDF)
Podcast: Volume Limited Migrates from SQL Server to Oracle Database 11g (MP3)

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