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Kevin | 01 May 2013 | 0 comments

User Facing: Desktop

  • Added a "My Notifications" link to the Account menu.
  • Updated private message notifications to include the title of the private message in the email subject line.
  • Added the ability for authors of Official Symantec Blogs to enable moderation on comments posted to their blogs.
  • Enhanced the parent/child group functionality to: (1) allow a child group to have different privacy settings than the parent group; and (2) allow the hiding of child groups from users who are not members of the parent group.
  • Improved the reward points transaction logs by adding better descriptions of (and hyperlinks to) the activities the user performed to earn the points.
  • Fixed an issue with an "updated" label being displayed on "new" posts.
  • Fixed an issue with Videos from the recent Vision conference not playing on Connect.

Admin Facing

  • Added the ability for our Group Admins to see...
Kevin | 19 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

User Facing: Desktop

  • Improved the code that imports Accreditation and Certification levels achieved by Connect users. Also refreshed the database to reflect the latest Accreditation and Certification info on Connect user profile pages.
  • Changed who can mark forum posts as solved (and who can clear a previous solution).
    • Users who can mark and/or clear a solution:
      -- The author of the problem post.
      -- Community Managers
    • Users who can mark a solution but cannot clear a solution:
      -- Trusted Advisors
      -- Technical Supporters
  • Added the ability for some privileged users to unpublish (but not delete) unsuitable or inappropriate content.
  • Added code that makes it more obvious to a user who is marking a solution that if they change their mind, they must clear a previous solution before they are able to mark a new solution.
  • Fixed an issue with IE users who were unable to see the...
Kevin | 03 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

User Facing: Desktop

  • Added a Workflow tab that authors can use to move their submissions through Connect's workflow states. This new feature also gives authors and Community Managers the ability to attach notes to each step of a submission's workflow. See the attached workflow image for an example.
  • Enhanced navigation in the forum area of the site by adding dropdown capability to the forum name in the main navigation. Hovering over the forum name now presents the user with links to the other forums in the current community.
  • Added a facet to the search results page that allows you to filter your search results by language.
  • Hyperlinked the community names in the main navigation so users can more quickly navigate to a target community's overview page.
  • Added new drop down filters to Video list pages to help users find videos based on their category; e.g. Demo, How-to, Overview.
  • Added code that hides the...
Kevin | 22 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

User Facing: Desktop

  • Added more robust image upload tool that allows you to:
    • Upload images to a personal directory on the server.
    • Browse your uploaded images.
    • Resize your uploaded images.
    • Generate thumbnails (small versions) of your images.
    • Delete your uploaded images.
  • Added code that displays the Badgeville badges a user earns through Symantec partner activities.
  • Added a popup that displays when you mouse over a username. The popup displays details about the user and allows you to easily subscribe to receive email notifications when the target user posts.
  • Fixed an issue with our iCal export that was exporting the incorrect event time to our members in Arizona.
  • Fixed an issue with some videos not playing in the Connect help section of the site.
  • Fixed a regression in the new user sign up form. Users should not be required to specify what community they visit most...
Kevin | 20 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

User Facing: Desktop

  • Added an RSS Wizard that lets users build an RSS URL that pulls targeted information from Connect based on community, content type, product and more. We've documented this new feature (for easy future reference) in the Connect FAQ.
  • Since the first question asked in reply to many forum posts is, "What operating system are you using?", we've added the ability to tag your forum post with a relevant operating system.
  • Added the ability for users to add a status message to their user profile page.
  • Fixed an issue in user Workspaces (Account -> My Workspace) so clicking the 'comments' tab will correctly display the comments you've posted.
  • Removed the phrase "I need a solution" from items that display on a user's activity feed (Account > My Profile)
  • Fixed an issue with translated titles on IT Trends...
Spencer Parkinson | 07 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Redmond Magazine recently announced the winners of its 2013 Reader’s Choice “Best of the Best” Awards and Symantec came out on top, winning the highest number of awards for a single company this year.  Symantec was honored with 27 awards – 7 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze – with great representation across our diverse portfolio of products.

Redmond Magazine’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards seeks to give the customers’ view of which non-Microsoft tools they prefer to configure, optimize, secure, manage and host Microsoft’s core products including Windows, SharePoint, System Server, Exchange, Active Directory and SQL Server. Surveys were sent out to thousands of readers, with responses collected and then examined by a team of experts for accuracy (vendors were not eligible to vote).

Included below is a...

Kevin | 23 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

User Facing: Desktop

  • Added intelligence to the content submission forms to auto-populate the product field if the user initiates a submission from within a product context -- from a product forum, for example.
  • Improved the behavior of the private message interface by having it return to the Message List screen (instead of the Create Message screen) after a new message is sent.
  • Fixed an issue that was allowing forum posts -- in some edge cases -- to be tagged with more than one product (and display in more than one forum).
  • Improved the behavior of the newsletter subscription widget by displaying all newsletter choices by default instead of asking the user to click a button to display the hidden choices.
  • Improved the site registration form by rendering the list of Symantec products into two short-ish columns instead of one long column.
  • Fixed an issue with the activity feed filter drop-downs not loading...
Kevin | 10 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

User Facing: Desktop

  • Created a new tool that gives users the ability to generate a link to a filtered list page and share that link with their teams. The tool lets you generate links to download pages, for example, that are tagged with topic X and with topic Y. (You really have to try it to appreciate it.) We've added a link to the tool and some brief instructions to the Connect FAQ.
  • Added the ability for users who receive email notifications to click a link in their notification email and unsubscribe to future notifications that are related to the target thread.
  • Improved the language filter on blog listing pages so if the user changes the UI language, to Spanish for example, the list of blog posts will refresh to only show those posts in the Spanish language. Once the UI language is changed, if the user then wants to view the target blog's posts in another language, they can do so by...
Kevin | 27 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

User Facing: Desktop

  • Updated all create forms to include a link to the Community-Product map so content contributors can easily refer to the reference and (hopefully) submit their posts to the correct community.
  • Updated the "Author" filter on article list pages to only display authors who have published articles in the community being viewed. Users will no longer choose an author from a filter and get no results.
  • Fixed a problem with UI elements on machine translated versions of Japanese and Chinese Simplified articles not displaying in the proper language.
  • Added the ability for members of "Symantec IT Risk and Compliance Product Group" subgroups to subscribe to notifications of Control Compliance Connector status changes.
  • Removed the "All Time" label from the Trusted Advisor list widget based on user feedback that the label was confusing.
  • Changed the...
Spencer Parkinson | 03 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

Windows IT Pro (and sister publication DevPro) announced their 2012 Editor’s Best and Community Choice winners recently.  Symantec was honored with eight awards with great representation across our diverse portfolio of products.



Best Antivirus/Anti-Malware Product

Editors' Best                                       

Gold: Symantec Endpoint Protection