PeopleSoft Update Manager Dashboard (PUM Dashboard)

The Update Manager Dashboard provides a central location for all update tasks. The dashboard provides analytics for PUM (PeopleSoft Update Manager) that assist in determining your current level of maintenance. The various pivot grids provided on the dashboard, provide access into the maintenance logs and bug information for each database uploaded to the PeopleSoft Update Image.

While there is no question that it is a very useful feature specially the About PeopleSoft Image page which allows you  to display information about the PeopleSoft Image.

Select selectPeopleTools, then selectLifecycle Tools, then selectUpdate Manager Dashboard, then selectUpdate Manager Utilities, then selectAbout PeopleSoft Image

The interface is somewhat lacking specially as drilling down to the pre/post requisite bugs requires multiple click. The same process can easily be achieve via excel and macro. Below is the comparison between the excel macro and the About Update Image utilities


Windows insider Experience


Enrolled myself to the windows insider program and was able to take the new Microsoft OS for a spin. Initially tested the release on Oracle Virtual box, installation went smoothly.

I then  decided to jump the gun and upgrade my windows 8.1 on my acer iconia w700 to windows 10 release, installation was a success but errors were encountered left and right, a bit expected and waited for a new build to be released.

Proceed with the upgrade of windows 8.1 to windows 10 mobile on my lumia 920. Corrupted my OS, have to plugin to my PC to perform recovery. Was able to recover and install, my lumia 920 is now running windows 10 preview.

A new windows 10 build was released, upgraded my windows 10 VM first. Seen a lot of improvement. Upgraded my w700, Encountered a boot loop issue. I have to reformat my w700 and reinstall windows 8.1 then upgrade to windows 10 build. This time the upgrade works and a more stable windows 10 runs smoothly on my w700. Impressed with the UI and the performance.

Signup for the August 29 windows 10 release on my asus laptop.the same laptop which host my Windows 10 VM.

Dday, August 29. Downloaded windows 8.1 upgrade on my PC which took about an hour or so. After the download and install. Windows 10 start downloading and was able to upgrade my asus from windows 8.1 to 10

Still testing, my setup are as follows:

1. Windows 10 preview on Oracle virtual box 5, guest OS on asus gaming laptop

2. Windows 10 home on ASUS gaming laptop

3. Windows 10 professional on my afer iconia w700 touch

4. Windows 10 mobile preview on my Lumina 920

System integration

Like many enterprise application. Many companies are very much liberal in the installation and deployment guide that they normally published specially for products requiring large scale installations and integrations. After all, it is hard to account for multiple scenarios that can take place on the implementing side of the fence. Due dilligence should be made and fingers cross the approach you’ve chosen works! At the end of the day, you can’t test every possible scenario anyway.

Oracle VM virtual box 5

Back in the days dual booting OS is a “in” thing. Yes i belong to that generation. I’ve been playing around with virtual machine for quite sometime using Oracle VM. It’s open source and free for those who like to play around with virtualization, OSes and networking. To date i have around 9 VMs configure in the machine i’m using

Version 5 were recently released and can be downloaded on the following url: