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Live Mixed Reality Events on January 23rd and January 31st

So you asked for mixed reality virtual events via the Second Life surveys completed last year and comments on this blog…as promised we are starting off 2008 with not one but two live mixed reality events in Second Life. During these events you will be able to watch a Cisco Senior Vice President via live video (make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime installed) and ask questions to be answered live on air. I’ll post details on the January 31st event closer to that date, below are the details on the January 23rd event. So, on January 23rd at 8:30am Pacific please join us in Second Life to hear Jayshree Ullal, SVP, Data Center, talk about Cisco’s recent announcement regarding the Application Network Services (ANS) expanding portfolio. Including the business application vendors (such as Microsoft) jointly worked with to validate their applications over the Cisco network infrastructure and the new products added to the ANS portfolio. Cisco recognizes that business applications are critical to an organizations productivity, profit, and operations. ANS transforms your existing branch, data center, and campus networks into a business-enabling platform; ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership and enabling better utilization of resources.Looking forward to a stimulating discussion. Hope to see you out at the events.

Page Grids (are Good)

Sometimes I think some of our web pages look, well, lopsided. Not everything, mind you. Not our nicely laid out home page or our wonderfully appointed news pages, of course. But look at some pages and you wonder if everything is lined up quite right.And other sites, too: This is a problem which many, many famous web sites display, and it’s all on account of something called page grids. Read More »

Thanks for a great first year!

On behalf of the entire Networked Virtual Environments team at Cisco, I’d like to thank the tens of thousands of our customers and partners that contributed and participated in events on our virtual campus in Second Life in 2007. Yesterday, concurrent with our CES announcements, we celebrated the first birthday of our virtual campus with cake, cookies, party hats, and some really annoying party horns (Pictures Here). We also were fortunate enough to have Moo Money of Second Life fame create a machinima highlight video of our 2007 Second Life experience.A special thanks to those who came yesterday and made the party such a success. We look forward to seeing you all for an even better and more active year in 2008.

Some Design Notes on the New Consumer Area

Coinciding with the launch of our Consumer Experience blog, and the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, we’ve also updated the consumer area of so that it better showcases the “Visual Networking Experience. ” Read More »

Visual Networking, consumer products, and, oh, Happy 1st Birthday in SL for Cisco’s Campus!

CES_SLInvite Smaller.jpgOur Cisco SL virtual campus launched late in 2006 and our first big event was concurrent with the Consumer Electronics show and the launch of our SL connected home. The Cisco SL connected home showcases our consumer home networking products in an interactive 3D environment. With CES 2008 next week, we will be discussing Cisco’s consumer products, as well as discussing our Visual Networking Strategy. Join us for live Q&A with two of Cisco’s consumer marketing executives, at the connected home, and discuss Cisco’s latest consumer products and strategies for networking in the home. After the Q&A, we will be celebrating with a slide show, and serving virtual cake and sharing party favors, as we commemorate the 1 year anniversary of our virtual presence through Cisco’s SL campus. As this year begins to play out, Cisco’s virtual presence will be hopping, with many events already planned for 2008, as Dannette mentions below, as well as additional builds utilized with our events and engagements to better leverage the 3D environment for collaboration. We look forward to seeing you there!