New To Asterisk

Hi All!

I’m new to asterisk, and just wanted to say hi and learn a little bit more about what asterisk has to offer.

Right now, I help run a small telephone answering service. Are there a lot of applications that would be useful for a telephone answering service?

We are also looking a purchasing an eOn millenium switch. Do you need a PBX like the eOn to use asterisk? What are the advantages to using a PBX like the eOn in conjunction with asterisk?

I’m as green as they come to asterisk, but have a decent programming background. I’ve done some development in PERL, PHP, HMTL, Java, MQL4, and a few other languages…so I think I should be able to pick up asterisk pretty quickly.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!