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
    Hi,

    In the technical overview as well as David's blog regarding getting started, the following link is presented: https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-28452

    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 web-help@cisco.com 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? 

    Thanks,
    Chris