Oracle Portal 11g Release 1 offers a complete and integrated framework for building, deploying, and managing enterprise portals running on Oracle WebLogic Server. Oracle Portal's unified and secure point of access to vital enterprise information and services improves business visibility and collaboration, reduces integration costs, and ensures investment protection. With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies such as discussion forums, wikis, RSS feeds, blogs, search, presence, instant messaging, email and document libraries, individuals and organizations across the globe feel empowered in an unprecedented way. Oracle Portal 11g joins the bandwagon by leveraging Web 2.0 with Oracle WebCenter Services.
Oracle Portal 11g offers compelling interoperability capabilities with Oracle WebCenter Services 11g in the context of enterprise business processes leveraging BPEL. Oracle WebCenter Services provides horizontal enterprise-ready Web 2.0 services, that enable a collaborative and composite environment, and enrich the end-user experience with context-aware enterprise portals, thus successfully expanding on the overall value proposition of Oracle Portal.
A key takeaway benefit that resonates across all of the messaging is the ubiquitous adoption of open portlet standards-JSR 168 and WSRP 2.0-around the portlets that plug into Oracle Portal 11g. Additionally, Oracle is the specification lead on the JSR 301 initiative, which defines the standard for the Oracle JSF Portlet Bridge. This bridge is the underlying technology that enables portletization of WebCenter Services.