Welcome to the community! Don’t worry about newbie questions—everyone had to start out as a newbie.
You’ve “met” Sorin, our Community Manager from Vera. He and his team are excellent resources and keep a close eye on the forum. Once you get more familiar with it, you can use the forum search . There’s a terrific knowledge base here. The forum users are extremely generous with help as well.
Once you get more familiar with your Vera, please take a look at the App store, and the plug-in support areas on this forum. We have some excellent user-contributed plug-ins that will add a great deal to your Vera.
You’ve come aboard at an exciting time—there are a lot of good things happening!