There's more emphasis on sessions covering Fusion Applications implementation and support methods as well, whereas in past years the focus was more on familiarizing showgoers with Fusion Applications' architecture and features.
A number of sessions will also feature case studies told by early Fusion adopters, something that has been somewhat lacking in previous OpenWorld conferences.
While the OpenWorld slate is well-stocked with Fusion Applications events and sessions, significantly more are planned for E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Siebel, highlighting the fact that it will be quite some time before Fusion Applications overtakes those product lines in sales and prominence.
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris's e-mail address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com