Community Happenings: Service Portal User Group, Augmented Reality & Learning, 5160 Ports, SLAT, & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Jun 4, 2018

Last week, did you resolve a problem? Attend a course or webinar? Read an interesting article or report? Join Sumit and Tom on this week's This Week I Learned: June 1st thread.


For all our new Ciena service portal,, users, our featured quest of the day is:

Quest #11: Free for all!


Complete it and share your feedback on the new experience with us and earn 300 points. Browse all quests to complete them.


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: Nnamse Akpan, NOEL AMARO, Julian Andrews, Raul Bermudez, Cobus Brand, Chris Buchanan, David Bukowski, Maura Clark, Sophie Deslot, rick fett, Merianne Gardner, Deepall Gurung, Thomas Haluska, Tamajer Harris, Weylin Harris, Nathan Johnson, stephen johnson, Arno Kara, Harold Kennell, Harry Kreamer, Sampath Kumar, Rodolfo Llanes, Ryan Lockman, Jonathan Lynn, sunil kumar m s, Emad Marcus, Robert Mullins, Bruce Nyman, Shawn Pannell, Abinaya R, Kumar Rahul, Vignesh Ramasamy, Aleksey Serdyuk, Sumit Shinde, Deepak Shivarudrappa, Scott Stodghill, Eric Henry Tejano, Daniel Wyrick, Philip Yim, and Gerard Zwartjes


We're glad you're here and and invite you to join us and invite you to share your best tips in managing and maintaining a network: Best tips in managing and maintaining a network


Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of to view, create, and vote on ideas.)


Don't forget to check out our new Service Ideas theme too: Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio



Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 


Browse all recent activity


Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Yesh B N, Prem Sai Chitikeshi, Dawn Cohen, Jason Contino, Tess Enriquez, Marek Hajduczenia, Robert Harrison, Carvin Hawthorne, David Janusz, Reji John, VINAY KUMAR, Vijaykumar Kushwaha, Raymond Lee, manjunath M J, Matthew Mavor, Icey Mbau, Carlos Merla, Nabin Pradhan, Jeevan Prakash, Ahmed Rajab, Disha Rathodmanfred schedlbergerMatthew Schwarz, Alan Vaughan, and Ryan Wett.



The expert at anythings was once a beginner.

Helen Hayes





What does PE-rs mean in telecom? Join our new I Love Acronyms thread and share what PE-rs 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.   



June is National Camping Month. Some of the benefits of camping are:  going unplugged and stepping away from our cell phones and computers, getting better sleep, improve your mood just by being outdoors, get some exercise, and reconnect with nature by soaking up the sunset and gazing at the stars. Do you have a camping excursion on your calendar? What's your favorite place to camp?


Did You Know

On June 4, 1977, at a press conference before the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, the VHS videocassette format is introduced for Vidstar. Based on an open standard developed by JVC 1976, VHS, or Video Home System, allowed for longer playtime, faster rewind, and fast-forwarding compared to its competitor Betamax (Sony).  The VCR cost $1,280, which is approximately $5,300 in inflation-adjusted dollars (April 2018), while the blank cassette cost $20 ($83 these days). 


Have a great week and keep networking!