Community Happenings: Service Portal User Group, Ciena Learning App, Best Network Tip, MS-PW, & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on May 14, 2018

Happy Monday!! We're excited to share our new forum: Service Portal User Group, a dedicated place for all users of the new Ciena Service Portal ( to ask questions and share feedback and ideas. We've also created 11 quests to help you learn the new portal, share feedback and observations, and earn community rewards. Over the next two weeks, we'll feature a quest a day and today's featured quest is: Quest #1: Log in and share your first impressions. Thank you to Chelsi for being the first to complete the quest and sharing her first impressions.


Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:



Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Subin A, Bahaa Iddeen Abu Sirrieh, Ray Chang, Sherrill Chapin, ABDON DELA CRUZ, Brett Diamond, Frankie Foston, Jason Hines, Annick Hooge, Amit Kalyanpur, Jeroen Krosse, Terence Millis, Bill Roberts, Romi Sharma, Oscar Torres, Els Vivijs, and Joseph White


We're glad you're here and and invite you to join us and share something you learned in the last week with the community to pass on the knowledge: This Week I Learned: May 11th


Most Views

The five most popular questions based on your views: 


Most Votes

Top three Service Ideas that received the most votes from the community last week. (Must be a user of to view, create, and vote on ideas.)



Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 


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Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Aaron Ackerman, Russell Arp, Benjamin Bachelart, Thilo Bangert, Michelle Brown, kai 高, Nassef Essalhi, Jan Gritter, Abbas Kanos, Eric Lecoq, george lesak, Deepika Nath, Nima Shoghi, virendra soni, Marcel Stalling, and Don Tanchin




It takes two flints to make a fire.

Louisa May Alcott





What does MS-PW mean in telecom? Join our new I Love Acronyms thread and share what MS-PW means in telecom. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   



This Friday, May 18th is National Bike to Work Day. According to The League of American Bicyclist, 40% of all trips in the US are less than two miles, making bicycles a feasible way to travel. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the US grew by more than 62%. Will you be biking to work this Friday, or is a bike your standard vehicle of choice?  


Did You Know

This week, on May 13, 1958, the trademark Velcro was registered, protecting the name of the multi-purpose material that helps keep our cables organized. Velcro was invented by Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral in 1941 after he went for a walk in the woods and wondered by Burdock seeds cling to his coat and dog. Discovering that it could be turned into something useful, he patented it in 1955. De Mestral gave the name Velcro, a combination of the French words velour and crochet, to his invention and company.  


Have a great week and keep networking!