August 2016 Edition

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Net Member Update
August 31 2016


Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the DevNet Update, your connection to Cisco DevNet and our developer technologies. There's never been a better time to join DevNet!

Thanks for reading!

The DevNet Team

Here's what you'll find in this issue:

Note: Please scroll down to the articles below if the links above are not active.

Need Help? Spark Us Now!
We are excited to announce a new way that you can ask questions and get answers in real-time from our experts and developers just like you. Join our Spark chat room to connect directly and get answers fast. Cool? We think so too. Go Now.

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Your Feedback = Our New Developer Home Page
After talking with many of you, we are excited to announce our redesigned home page! The new page enables you to get to the content you care about faster. While showing off new icons and banners is always fun, the redesign highlights:

  • Free Learning Tracks
  • Sandbox Remote Labs
  • DevNet on GitHub
  • DevNet Creations
  • Communities of Interest (DNA, Meraki, Women in Tech, and STEAM)
  • Direct link to Community Forums on trending topics
  • Latest news and events

Check out our new home page today and become a member of DevNet for free!

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New Jabber Web SDK Release v11.7
The Cisco Jabber SDK provides tools you can use to build Cisco UC capabilities into your web applications and portals using Jabber technology. Now video, voice, IM, voice messaging (and more!) can all be used from a browser. Release v11.7 provides the following enhancements and changes:

  • BFCP Video Screen Share
  • Extend and Connect
  • Far End Camera Control (FECC)
  • Hunt Group and Call Pickup Support
  • CWIC API Changes
  • MSI Installer for Windows

Read more here and download the new SDK.

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Engineering Deathmatch: APIC-EM API Edition
Watch the fight until the end of the Engineering Deathmatch from Cisco Live! The match featured two engineers that were challenged to use our APIC-EM SDN Controller software and it's northbound interface to obtain information about the network and display it in a certain way. Who will come away victorious and claim the title?
Read More and Watch Now!

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DevNet Zone Content Straight From Cisco Live Las Vegas
You learned, you coded, you developed, you inspired others and you became inspired in the DevNet Zone at Cisco Live in Las Vegas. Didn't make it to Cisco Live or want to revisit the content? Now you can download the slides and watch the video recordings from the Cisco Live On-Demand Library.

Find everything from Susie Wee's Innovation Talk (Unleash Your Geek with DevNet - Everyone is a Developer in Today's Innovation-Driven Economy) to theatre sessions, workshops and more.

  • Go to the On-Demand Library and login.
  • Select '2016 Las Vegas'.
  • Search by session, speaker name or topic. Enter 'DevNet' for the full list.

Can't find what you need? Let us know.

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DevNet Innovators: Highlights
This month we continue to dive into the code with DevNet Innovators! Check out our latest post on how you can build bots using Cisco Spark webhooks:

  • This blog gives you all the details you need to learn how to build a Cisco Spark bot from scratch (or use a Cisco partner like Gupshup). Cisco Spark is a complete business collaboration service from the Cisco cloud that enables you to message, meet, or call anyone, anywhere, and anytime.

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New DevNet Sandbox Features: What Features Do You Need?
We love delivering new features and we hope you do too. The IOx Sandbox offering has been updated to include Fog Director, in addition to the existing CAF instance. Check out the improved user experience and updated IOx Sandbox here.

The DevNet Sandbox is there for you and we want to know if you need new Sandbox environments. Are there new features you'd like to use? We want to know! Submit your idea to our Sandbox Wish List. Contribute your ideas and vote on community suggestions. Let's get the conversation started!

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Upcoming Events
For a full list of future and past events, go here:

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Event Highlights
Thanks for attending our events (in person or by following us @CiscoDevNet). You are the reason they are a success!

  • IDF16: Thanks for coming and talking with us! Get the details on how Cisco and Intel are helping developers innovate.
  • CascadiaJS: Read about the conference, workshop details and swag here.
  • IETF 96 in Berlin: Grab the details and event insight here.
  • Webinar Part 2: Watch how to make a bot in Cisco Spark with, catch the replay and register fro the next webinar on August 31st here.

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About DevNet and the DevNet Update
Thanks for reading our monthly newsletter. DevNet is Cisco's Developer Program and we provide tools and information that can help you produce Cisco-enabled applications to sell to customers, and/or use Cisco APIs to enhance or manage your existing Cisco network. We put on developer events throughout the year, see what's scheduled on our event page. At Cisco Live conferences you can find us in the DevNet Zone. The next one will be at Cisco Live in Cancun in November.

Follow us on Twitter @CiscoDevNet and check out our Developer Blog, which you can subscribe to its RSS Feed or by click on the Follow button on any blog page when you're logged onto the site as a DevNet member.

Not a DevNet member yet? Signing up is free and easy. Just create a Cisco ID (if you don't already have one) and then sign into DevNet. Know someone that might be interested in DevNet? Please forward them the newsletter and encourage them to join.

Let us know how we're doing! You can send us feedback via our contact page or you can start a discussion in our developer forums.

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Tha's all for this month. See you in September!

The Cisco DevNet team

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