I see that PeopleTools 8.54 is released according to the PeopleSoft Technology Blog. I’m eager to get digging into the new features, but I’m afraid it may be a while before I get to play with it.
Currently, it looks like you won’t be able to play with it unless you can go through a full install. Upgrades are not supported until after a patch or two is released:
Today, PeopleTools 8.54 is Generally Available for new installations. Customers that want to upgrade to 8.54 from earlier releases will be able to upgrade in the near future when the 02 patch is available.
Of course, the easiest way to play with it would be to download it pre-installed from Oracle. Here’s the way their blog says it:
Many of our customers have shown interest in Fluid and have asked us the best way to get productive quickly. Our answer is to use the working examples they will find in the upcoming PSFT 9.2 application images.
The current images are PeopleTools 8.53. I looked at the release dates from last year, and it looks like images came around the August time frame. So, my unofficial guess is that we will get a fully installed version of PeopleTools 8.54 to play with sometime in August. In the meantime, I may have to live vicariously through other’s experiences like the PeopleSoft Tipster.