Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

March, 2011

March 31, 2011  7:34 AM

Cisco Unified Communications Small Office Solution

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Cisco has recently released its newest unified communications system, but this time the target customer is a bit different than it was for past products. This new system is called the Cisco Small Business Unified Communications 320, and it is aimed at offices that only need 24 phones or less. While...

March 30, 2011  5:24 PM

Configuring Communications Manager Departmental Speed Dials

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I had a student ask a question today that I have heard a number of times before. I had the answer ready and then at the very end of the question he added something that made the question slightly different. I had to stop and think about it for a minute. He was asking about configuring corporate...

March 28, 2011  9:47 PM

Take Five and Learn Something New Today

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Want to learn how to change a flat tire or learn about poisonous birds?  Or maybe you need to know how to transfer data from you old iPad to your new one. Well, if you have five minutes, I've got the site for you. is a site that...

March 25, 2011  8:18 AM

Customize How You Share Your Dropbox

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Got a file you need to share with a friend? No problem! There are about a million different tools you can use to do that. The easiest, of course, is to email it to them. But let's say you have 50 photos you want to share with friends and family. You could zip them up and email them a single file....

March 22, 2011  7:47 PM

WebEx and the iPad 2

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I have been using WebEx on the iPad ever since it has been available and, for the most part, I have been pretty pleased with it. The main thing I missed was being able to stream video. This was, of course, due to the fact that the iPad did not have a camera. As I am sure you know by now, the iPad 2...

March 19, 2011  12:34 PM

In Search of the Elusive iPad

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Perhaps you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people that stood in line last Friday to purchase the iPad 2. Or, perhaps you ordered on online as soon as they went on sale. If so, you are not experiencing the joy of being an iPad 2 owner. However, if you are not one of those that currently...

March 12, 2011  12:36 PM

Cisco Training on the Run

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Guess what I did on my flight from San Francisco to L.A? I took a Cisco class. A while back I blogged about Cisco's iPhone app called M-learning. Recently they have added an iPad app that allows you to access the same type of content, but takes advantage of the larger screen that the iPad...

March 3, 2011  7:11 PM

Open Two Instances of PowerPoint at the Same Time

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I was working on a project today that required me to copy information from one PowerPoint file to another. While this is not a difficult process due to the number of slides I was dealing with, I thought it would be nice to have two instances of PowerPoint open so I could quickly cut and paste...

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