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There's a new term gaining popularity. Read all about it here:

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2016/06/it-merakified/
When our friends at Cisco coined the term “Merakify”, we loved it so much we wanted to share it with everyone!
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That was fun. Even for a cat person like myself. Oooh, you should do a cat video - 8 hours showing the corner of a couch. :-) Thanks Simon.
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We're really happy with this new video. Have you experienced some of these old ways of doing things?
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We have some customers that prefer our watchful eye and what I do is just tack on a monthly maintenance fee and they are cool with it. 
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New today. ICMP firewall rules and switch templates. You like?

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2016/03/introducing-switch-templates/
Building and maintaining multisite networks just got even easier! A year ago we published a blog post covering configuration replication for multisite networks. We covered Security Appliance and Wireless templates, and the closest equivalent we had at the time for switches: cloning.
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One step at a time +Wordizbon Don  ;-)
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Rohan Kelly captured this photograph of an oblivious sunbather unaware of the massive shelf cloud approaching Bondi Beach in Sydney.
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Mond how the devil are you. We are just back from Spain so when you are next in Blighty hope to see you. Has there been any major faffage in your life since we last "interfaced" 😄 Much lurve those Hamlyns xx

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Hungry for more Meraki? We think we may have the solution for you in the form of a four course launch!

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2016/02/four-course-launch/
Hitting the ground running with our first product launch of 2016, and it's a big one! At Meraki, we've been embracing the agile development of both hardware and software for a full decade. As recently as November we launched a new family of stackable switches and a powerful branch security ...
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+Andre Gagnon Best to contact sales who will be able to confirm and get you on the right track.
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From cloud-managed networking to cloud-managed IT with our most exciting product launch yet!
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Have demo phone-
Very easy setup. Sharp looking. Wish it had a wireless headset.
Loved seeing it with all my switches and Ap's. Very expensive..... 
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You asked (many times). We listened. VISIO STENCILS!!!!

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2016/05/visio-stencils-now-available/
Network diagramming tools to make your life easier
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Thank you!

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Did you catch our latest Quarterly update yesterday? If not, we'll be playing a recording and providing an option for live Q&A next Tuesday. More details and a sign-up here:

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2016/04/april-showers-bring-the-meraki-quarterly-update/
Spring has sprung! See what’s blooming at Meraki during this season’s Quarterly Update.
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Notice anything new on the dashboard login screen?
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Ready to add Meraki switches to your network? You might like the look of this promotion we just kicked-off...

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2016/02/set-sail-with-meraki-switches-2/
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We're very excited to see our community pass 1000 members! It's been quite a journey and thank you to everyone who has contributed by posting.

Please take this opportunity to share any feedback about anything you'd like to see more/less of here so we can continue to make this a valuable resource for those who work with (or are thinking of working with) Meraki technology.
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Way to go Simon. Well done in creating this forum !

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  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Meraki Technical Evangelist, 2013 - present
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    Solutions Architect, 2012 - 2013
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So happy to have found this place. If you're wondering what a hardware store SHOULD look like then look no further, this is the real deal. Knowledgable, friendly staff and a superb selection. Supporting a local business never felt better. Be warned, you may easily end up buying more than you went in for.
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