First day down, 9 hours in the same room with 4 presenters wasn’t bad, but I was at least expecting some hands-on time with the software. No such luck, we were subjected to “death by PowerPoint”.

I now have a much better understanding of the parts and pieces of our creaky CallManager system, but the new one won’t be Call Manager, Cisco has changed the name to “CUCM”, “Cisco Unified Communications Manager” I think.

Dial plans, calling search spaces, route points, SIP, SCCP, CTI, my head is spinning in the acronym soup.

Keynote from the CEO in 45 minutes or so.

Newer DVR

Apparently I have something for installing DVRs in July. According to a previous entry, 3 years ago I ordered a DishDVR 510 and about a week ago, I called in to Dish Network to take advantage of their current Dish’n It Up promotion and get a “new” DVR. The box showed up and it’s another 510, looks like it’s a remanufactured unit. So, we got a new remote and a more recent hard drive for $49, assuming the promotion credit eventually goes through. Oh well, another 18 months of Dish programming…

Update (7/6/07): Can you tell which remote is the old one?
New and Old