Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed the start of your week, and Labor Day for those in the US! Below is your update of what's been happening in the community over the past week. Please join us in welcoming new members to the community, celebrating those with one-year memberversaries, and joining the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great rest of your week!
Hello and Welcome
Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: Joanne Baldwin, Antony Beltran, Alex Bravo, Jose Bueno, Dwight Burton, Dwain Cagle, Snehal Chaudhari, Rodrigo Costa, Scott Draper, Carl Ellison, Paul Flynn, Brent Goodman, Ben Hooper, Mitchell Jenkins, ilias kolovos, David Ling, Terry McCarrick, Nathan Miller, mohit Misra, Muhammad Nadeem, Hans Nerger, Belu Razvan, Uwe Rehm, Angel Rosas, Christopher Schubert, Kumail Toori, Khoa Truong, Joe Van Havermaat, Donovan Wallace, Cassie Willis, and Bhupendra Yadav!
We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!
Popular and Noteworthy
The most popular questions based on your views:
- Exactly where can I find the MIC (Maintenance Interface Card) on the Ciena 6500 series?
- Command file keeps trying to upgrade software
- How can we measure 100gbe power level with 4 lanes laser,we can see high power and low power in Site manager
- Ciena 4200 commands list
- After firmware Upgrade, 10G optic not unrecognized?
- need list of commands for troubleshooting for deployed customer services.
- Firmware Version Mismatch / Invalid with Software Version alarm is not getting cleared
- How to get OM6500 to work with OM3000/OM3500 to work on Windows 10 via Direct Connect.
- When configuring traffic profiling, what formula do you use to calculate PIR, CBS,and EBS?
- How do I get NCP communications up on a CoreStream?
Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)
- Ciena Learning App
- The Power Finder
- Equipment Utilization
- Maintenance Impact Analysis
- Network Inventory
Don't forget to check out our Service Ideas themes:
- Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio
- Spreadsheet Killer Overview
- Navigation, simplified.
Submit an idea and receive 10 points to win the exclusive Service Ideas "I'm an idea person" t-shirt. Learn more.
Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community.
- Tuning 10G SFP+'s on the 5170
- ACE Spotlight: Chris O'Rourke
- Share Your Experiences: Questions That Need Answers (August 30)
- This Week I Learned: August 31st
- I Love Acronyms: DP-QPSK
- Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use?
- 52 Weeks of Learning Leaderboard: Round Three
Of The Week
Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Thomas Cheminel, mokhamad trihandoyo iryanto, keiichi kira, vincent knott, Xena Lappin, Luke Reid, Steven Shirvill, Stewart Sim, Rushil Singh, and johnny yap!
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Did you see that we introduced a new acronym in I Love Acronyms: DP-QPSK! Be sure to check it out and reply with what you think DP-QPSK means in telecom for a chance to earn points toward round three of 52 Weeks of Learning!
Click the link to go to 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge: 2018 for more content and activities like this, and to see how you can compete for the opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet, and Software!
This Saturday, September 8th is National Ampersand Day! The ampersand symbol, &, has an extensive history and was even included as the last character in the alphabet for some time. Visually, "&" is a combination of the letters "e" and "t," which together, form the Latin word "et," meaning "and." The ampersand symbol is used by many programmers in languages like C++, Visual Basic, HTML, and Perl.
Did You Know
62 years ago, today, on September 4th, 1956, IBM announced the first-ever commercial hard drive. The IBM 350 Disk Storage Unit Model 1 was the first to use magnetic disk storage and paved the way for the transition from punch card to digital computing. With 4-5 megabytes of available storage, it was also the size of two refrigerators and literally weighed a ton!
Have a great week and keep networking!