Getting started?

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    Subject: RE: New Message from Christopher Nagel in Finesse - General Questions: Gett
    Replied by: David Lender on 02-12-2013 11:27:50 AM
    You have to login to CCO (Cisco connection online) in order to access the presentation.

    There is no simulator for Finesse.   You need a UCCE infrastructure in order to use Finesse.
    This document was generated from CDN thread

    Created by: Christopher Nagel on 02-12-2013 10:35:57 AM

    In the technical overview as well as David's blog regarding getting started, the following link is presented:

    No matter how I attempt to access this document, I am presented with an "Unauthorized" error page (with what appears to be a different account - it has a puppy avatar, not my normal one).  I've tried multiple browsers and even associated my account with a partner but no dice. I have requested assistance from but they say it is a TAC issue. I could really use a comprehensive intro to Finesse for CTIOS developers - will this doc fill in the blanks for me (i.e., should I keep pushing to get to it)?  

    Is there any way to work within the Finesse ecosystem without a functioning UCCE (9+) infrastructure?  In CTIOS we could simulate UCM, ICM, PG, etc. and essentially develop an entire solution isolated from any actual installation.  How far is this possible with Finesse, if at all?