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Personalization on Connect

Created: 10 May 2011 • Updated: 14 May 2014 • 3 comments • Page Views: 8
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Through the years we've listened as Connect users have asked for the ability to personalize the Connect experience to fit their specific needs.

In response to those requests, we're experimenting with a Connect "Dashboard" where users will be able to manage blocks of content that are selected by them and targeted to their interests.

In iGoogle and fashion, Connect users could add widgets to their dashboard and arrange them through the use of a drag and drop interface.

We need some help with ideas for page widgets that would be useful to our users.

Here are a few that the Editors came up with:

  • My unanswered forum posts.
  • My answered forum posts.
  • A feed of Connect posts by my "friends".
  • A list of my favorite "bookmarked" pages on Connect.
  • All of my posts.
  • My private messages.
  • A river of news from my community of interest.
  • A river of news from my favorite forum.
  • RSS feed from my favorite Symantec news source.

I've attached a screen capture of what the dashboard currently (in early development) looks like.

Let us know if you think this is a good direction and please submit ideas for widgets you would like to see available on the dashboard.

Thanks, as always, for using Connect. Kevin

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UFO's picture

connect_dashboard.png is not visible in this post. Kevin, could you please repost it somehow?


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Kevin's picture

I've uploaded the image.

Let me know if it goes AWOL again ;)


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riva11's picture


I find this initiative really helpful to have more information customized on user needs. The list of my favorite "bookmarked" pages on Connect sounds good, I think there were some ideas/requests about this feature..

Did  you plan to release a beta test for this dasboard ?


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