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The Oracle Downtown Seattle Office Building

I was glad to be back in Seattle to attend the 2019 edition of ODTUG's famed Kscope conference. This is the second time the event is held this close to home (read my previous recount of the same conference five years ago)! And like every Kscope before, the conference always provides unique experiences, bountiful knowledge and new people to meet! Here's a quick summary and highlights of my week.

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Since Oracle Application Express (APEX) version 18.1, application developers are able to easily integrate OAuth2-based authentication using many popular identity providers including Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Morten Braten, Anton Nielsen and I have previously written on this subject.

Starting May 2019, Microsoft is changing how developers manage their OAuth2 application registrations.

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One of my fondest memories of my previous job was working with VMware virtualization products. With VMware Workstation, system administrators had the ability to "move" a virtual machine (VM) from a local workstation to vSphere. It was no surprise then that I was very exited (and itching to play) when VirtualBox 6.0 was released with a new feature: support for exporting a VM to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)!