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Eileen | 01 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

Here are a few tips and tricks that might come in handy as you get started on Symantec Connect.

Profile - Located under the "Me" menu item, in the upper right hand corner of the site, you can upload a photo, keep track of your rewards points  and customize your subscriptions to community newsletters.  Just select the "edit" tab within your profile and start customizing.

Private Messages - To send another user a private message click on the user name, and then select "send this user a message."

Notifications - Keep track of a thread you started, a post of interest or a topic by selecting "Subscriptions" when posting a new forum discussion or comment.  Subscriptions are also available in other sections of Connect (i.e. articles, blogs, videos, downloads, events and ideas).  You can even...

Kimberley | 08 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

Are you interested in publishing how-to videos and screencasts on Symantec Connect? Video demos and screencasts are great ways to share information with the community, earn rewards points, and they're just plain fun to create!
 

Creating/Exporting Your Video File

Once you submit your video to the Symantec Connect team for publishing, we go through a series of encoding steps in order to publish your video using the streaming Symantec video player, and can run into encoding issues depending on the codec you used to produce your final file (see Wikipedia for a great explanation of codecs).  Here are some tips and suggestions from the Symantec video team:

Whenever possible we recommend 1280x720px as the best resolution for support as this conforms to the 16:9 ratio of the vast majority of Brightcove and YouTube players (and laptops screen, etc.). This resolution also...

Symantec Global Brand Protection | 26 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Don’t fall victim to piracy, educate yourself to protect yourself.
 

PIRACY CAN COST YOU YOUR IDENTITY!

Pirated software is more likely to contain spyware, which after installation can steal personal and confidential information (for example credit card, bank account, passwords, address book information, etc.) from your computer without your knowledge. Stolen information can be exploited immediately through pirated software by identity thieves.

PIRACY CAN COST YOU YOUR COMPUTER!

Pirated software can make your computer more vulnerable to virus attacks which can lead to loss of irreplaceable files or corruption to other software on your computer. In some cases, pirated software can lead to the destruction of your computer by permanently damaging the hard drive or other components.

Here are a few warning signs:
 
Too good to be true pricing:

  • Prices 30%...
Randy Cochran | 18 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

Today’s economic climate is unlike anything we’ve recently seen and Symantec recognizes that our partners may be experiencing new challenges to their businesses. It may be more difficult to access extra capital or there may be a decrease in buying power or cash flow. Symantec’s partners are our most vital sales channel and we’re committed to helping them continue to increase their revenue, grow their business and thrive, even in these difficult economic times.

Symantec is pleased to offer the Extended Terms Financing Program providing free 60-day extended payment terms for selected products from August 10, 2009 through January 29, 2010. Exclusively for Symantec Registered and Silver North American Partner Program Members possessing an SMB Specialization, the Symantec Extended Terms Program offers credit at no cost to partners enabling them to manage their cash flow with confidence and without disruption to business operations. The savings can be put to their bottom line...

Randy Cochran | 18 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

I’m at Xchange 2009 today with several Symantec partners and the theme of this year’s event is “Reinvention”. In today’s business landscape, reinvention is vital to the viability of a company. The ability to find opportunities in any situation can be a company’s greatest strength. Self-analysis followed by innovation and improvement is the essence of reinvention. Solution providers today have a great opportunity to leverage efficiencies, adopt new skills and make wise investments to drive return on investment.

Bravely embracing new opportunities for reinvention and increasing investments in what’s working now can have a significant impact on a solution provider’s business. Solution providers can ensure success by implementing the following suggestions:
• Identify emerging market opportunities
• Assess your strengths
• Ensure you understand your customers
• Define what it will take to acquire customers and retain them

Along with reinvention...

AdrianC | 23 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

As some of us admins completely ignored the existence of Windows Vista, you may have also missed the replacement for the adminpak.msi. As this is no longer used a version has been released for Vista & Windows 7. I'm going to walk you through getting this on W7. This will allow you to access AD Users & Computers and all the other tools you so dearly love as admins.

:- Download and install the RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) found on the Microsoft website. There is also a x64 version if you require that.
You can find this tool here; http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...

:- Once installed you will notice in the start menu you’ll have extra admin entries, but no...

Toni Adams | 09 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

In discussions with our partners, one of the most commonly raised questions is how can they better focus on and build their business and drive more incremental revenue. Inevitably it comes down to building their knowledge base and improving their overall business management skills. To help partners achieve these goals, Symantec is offering the “Survive & Thrive Business Management Series.” This series offers tools to help our partners save time and money while enabling them to be better informed of business solutions. Included in the Survive & Thrive Series are webcasts and learning modules intended to help partners:
• Maximize cash flow
• Source and invest capital more efficiently
• See new business opportunities
• Assess economics of client acquisition and retention

This no cost series provides partners with practical guidance and focus on critical business challenges. The series of webcasts can be viewed...

LeslieMiller | 18 Mar 2009 | 8 comments

So, you’re wondering what the difference is between a forum post, an article or a blog. Or maybe you want to know what constitutes a download. Check the information below for brief explanations. Then, start contributing! All of the content types below are worth Connect Points. And hey—not that you need reminding, but here it is just in case:  All information MUST be your own, original work. Make sure that the information is not plagiarized or otherwise copyrighted elsewhere—cause that would just be wrong!

Forum discussion threads may be questions, or otherwise pertinent information that is of interest to the community and is intended to start a discussion. If you’re looking for the answer to a question, consider adding the following information to your post to help out those who just may have the solution.

  • Product Name and Version
  • Platform Name and Version
  • Exact...
Deirdre Sena | 10 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

This month, Microsoft issued three security bulletins that address a total of eight vulnerabilities, one of which is rated as critical. Symantec expert Ben Greenbaum, a senior research manager, shares his expertise on the vulnerabilities in a quick video segment included here.

This month’s critical vulnerability can allow an attacker to gain complete control of a user’s machine if they open an HTML e-mail, e-mail attachment or visit a Web site infected with a .WMF or .EMF picture file.

Symantec strongly encourages users to patch their system against these vulnerabilities. In addition, enterprises are encouraged to consider implementing an automated patch management solution to help mitigate risk.