One of my goals at Collaborate08 was to learn more about how my contented life as a writer about Oracle technology (middleware and database) is going to be disrupted by the ever-closer relationship between middleware and those formerly foreign objects known as applications. I thought the Hands-On Labs for Service Enabling your Oracle Applications, would provide some clues.
Juliana Button and her team worked with 550 people over the course of three days to show them how to service enable their applications. In a break between sessions she was nice enough to sit down with me and explain. Visit the new Best Practice Centers for E-Business Suite, Siebel, and PeopleSoft for lots of information and resources.