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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 45. Project Squared

December 17, 2014 at 10:59 am PST

CiscoChampion2015200PX#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco VP and CTO of Collaboration,  Jonathan Rosenberg, about Project Squared. Kim Austin (@ciscokima) moderates and John Welsh, Joshua Warcop and Rick Vanover are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts.

Listen to the Podcast.

Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE.
See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE.

Cisco SME
Jonathan Rosenberg, Cisco VP and CTO, Collaboration (@jdrosen2)

Cisco Champions
John Welsh, (@samplefive), Unified Communications Engineer
Joshua Warcop, (@Warcop), Senior Consultant
Rick Vanover, (@RickVanover), Product Strategy Specialist and Community Manager

Highlights
What is Project Squared?
Why is Project Squared important?
How is the development of Project Squared different for Cisco?
Project Squared, Webex and Jabber
Use cases for Project Squared
Continuous Delivery Model in Project Squared
Mobile App for Project Squared
Compatibility with external Cloud platforms
Cisco’s approach to open source platforms and open standards
The importance of Project Squared and privacy

Resources
Project Squared
Project Squared and h.264 Video
Jonathan Rosenberg on Cisco Blogs

Transcripts
bwhaynes Brad here: Q:What user information is collected by Cisco and how is it used?
chris_nickl i may have missed it but is there any encryption or can i have the data live solely in my datacenter
chris_nickl (as solely as you can on endpoints)
Cisco Champion Radio It sounds complicated — but when you experience it, suddenly it all becomes very straightforward about “which tool for the job”
NathanielAvery can you set rules to block phone numbers and SSNs etc. from being transmitted in chat windows and the like? what about archiving?
Cisco Champion Radio Check out Jonathan’s recent blog posts here: http://blogs.cisco.com/author/jonathanrosenberg
isseykun for us, UNDP, this is interesting. specially when we have people in islands working with other agencies
isseykun and im concerned about the security of the rooms
bwhaynes Q: regarding security, can Jonathon speak to the collection and use of information where Cisco collects and retains personal information?
isseykun question: files shared within the rooms are stored in the cloud? and how long do they retain? and storage size
Warcop isseykun: I believe it was mentioned that storage is infinite at this time and that may change.
Cisco Champion Radio If you post pictures of your new puppy, you can check back when it’s 3
Cisco Champion Radio Did someone mention H.264? http://blogs.cisco.com/collaboration/industry-first-h-264-video-endpoint-calls-firefox-via-webrtc-enabled-project-squared
ghostinthenet So… when are we setting up a Cisco Champions group on Project Squared?
SampleFive we actually did planning for this call on Squared!
ghostinthenet It’s certainly a beginning.
RickVanover I’d love something like this to remove email from my list of things to check.
isseykun q: content shared are editable via this platform, say word,excel,ppt files?
SampleFive no, content is viewable and dowloadable, but not editable within the app
bwhaynes really like the app, its like running with scissors
Cisco Champion Radio @bwhaynes +1
isseykun q: conversations within the room, how far back can we refer to them later? are the chats recorded in some way?
Warcop isseykun: I believe it was mentioned that storage is infinite at this time and that may change.
Cisco Champion Radio If you post pictures of your new puppy, you can check back when it’s 3
Warcop That is a good wrap statement!
chris_nickl this was great, thank you
isseykun thanks everyone
RickVanover yummy!
Mohamed Abousena Thank you so much

 


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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 44. Cisco Expressway

December 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm PST

CiscoChampion2015200PX#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Kevin Roarty about Cisco Expressway. Kim Austin (@ciscokima) moderates and Josh Kittle, Joshua Warcop and Rick Vanover are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts.

Listen to the Podcast.

Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE.
See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE.

Cisco SME
Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Kevin Roarty

Cisco Champions
Joshua Warcop, (@Warcop), Senior Consultant
Josh Kittle, (@ciscovoicedude), Unified Communications Engineer
Rick Vanover, (@RickVanover), Product Strategy Specialist and Community Manager Read More »

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802.11ac: More Throughput For One or For All?

In today’s highly mobile society we try to stay as connected as we possibly can, whether that be for instant messaging, email, or keeping up with our favorite TV shows and movies. This obsession for connectivity has stressed the wireless infrastructures that are installed by many organizations. Because of this many organizations are looking to update their systems that support 802.11n technologies or even the older 802.11a/b/g standards. As a consultant it is one of my jobs to help a customer understand the new technology inside and out and make sure their networks are deployed accordingly. One of the major topics discussed when going over 802.11ac is throughput. 802.11ac brings with it a substantial jump in throughput, but there is a price to pay in order to achieve those higher data rates.

test-4Let’s go over a basic first, in wireless technology we use a frequency, or channel, to send our signal from the client to the station (access point). Think of this channel as a lane on a highway or freeway. A single lane carries so many cars per hour. Now if we add another lane in the same direction we can carry double the amount of traffic. This is repeated for each lane that you add. 802.11n and 802.11ac both allow us to combine multiple lanes to act as a single wide lane, allowing for larger traffic to pass. These channels are reflected as 20MHz, 40MHz (2 lanes -- 802.11n and 802.11ac), and 80MHz (4 lanes -- 802.11ac).

Ok, so we get the hole channel concept now right? So what’s the big deal then if we start combining these channels? Channels = capacity in the wireless world. A channel only has so much bandwidth to provide, you can’t create more, it’s a very finite resource. When our goal is to support hundreds of client devices in a large university auditorium for example, we want more channels as this gives us more overall capacity. If I were to deploy a true 802.11ac network for a university in an auditorium that requires say for example 6 access points I will end up with channel reuse when I avoid DFS channels in 5GHz. The channel reuse will degrade the performance of those access points using the same channel. Now if I deploy the same 6 access points with 40MHz channels I no longer have to worry about channel reuse in that auditorium. Read More »

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Cisco ISE 1.3: Welcomed Improvements

I’ve finally had a chance to stop and smell the roses. The roses being Cisco ISE 1.3 that is. It’s been a much anticipated update to Cisco’s core TrustSec component and there are a number of improvements, many dealing with Guest users. So what has Cisco done to improve? Let’s look at 5 areas related to Guest access:

1.     End-User Web Portals
2.     Notifications
3.     Guest Portals
4.     Sponsor Portals
5.     Non-Guest Portals

End-User Web Portals

One of the new features that I really like is how the interface has been modified to centralize the portal configuration tasks and customization into a single location. The first thing you notice when you navigate to Configure Guest Access and Sponsor Access is that the interface is designed to make life easy. Three steps to Guest Access are overviewed and each step is clearly identified. We don’t usually find this information in the user interface. Normally we’re looking for this in an End User Guide or a Lab Guide for one of the courses I teach. So, in my opinion, this is a fresh new approach to making a complex device like ISE much easier to use.

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 42. Jimmy Ray Purser Talks Tech

December 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm PST

CiscoChampion2015200PX#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer and TechWiseTV host, Jimmy Ray Purser  (@JimmyRay_Purser), about all things IT. Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) moderates and Sven Kutzer, Amy Arnold and Robert Novak are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts.

Listen to the Podcast.

Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE.
See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE.

Cisco SME
Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer and TechWiseTV host, Jimmy Ray Purser (@JimmyRay_Purser)

Cisco Champion
Sven Kutzer, @svenkutzer, Senior Systems Engineer
Amy Arnold, (@amyengineer), Senior Network Engineer
Robert Novak, (@gallifreyan), Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer Read More »

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