Discussion Board Feature
True, Internet-style discussion boards in SharePoint!
Make your SharePoint look and act like a real Discussion Board!
KWizCom’s SharePoint Discussion Board Feature provides a full set of familiar internet Discussion Board features that you can easily customize to match the look and feel of your SharePoint implementation.
As we look to drive greater value from our IT investments, more and more organizations are leveraging their SharePoint platforms for a greater range of organizational functions, including as a Discussion Board. However, SharePoint forum lists do not include some of the very basic features we have all come to expect in a real Discussion Board.
Now, with KWizCom’s Discussion Board Feature, you can make SharePoint look and act like a real Discussion Board! This means you can manage multiple discussion boards by group and/or subject, including the handling of abusive and helpful posts, as well as get helpful usage statistics. What’s more, your users get robust editing capabilities for graphic and textual content.
SharePoint forum is just another type of list template which enables saving posts and replies. The gap between the SharePoint forum lists and real Discussion Boards services (like those available on the internet) is quite big, and includes some very basic and critical missing features such as:
- There is no discussion board index that enables managing multiple discussion boards under groups/subjects
- Editing capabilities are very limited
No ability to control the visibility of specific discussion boards
- No out-of-the-box ability to manage abusive/helpful posts
- No discussion board statistics
- Limited Look N feel – SharePoint forums look like lists…very far from Internet-style forums
|Feature||KWizCom Discussion Board Feature||SharePoint 2007||SharePoint 2010/2013/2016|
|Easier to use, slick, internet-style discussion boards interface||A simple list||A simple list|
|Display discussion board statistics|
|Forum Index (Group discussion boards by subject)|
|Ability to publish a discussion board|
|Enable searching discussion boards in topics, posts, author & easily define the search scope – all embedded in the discussion boards interface||Search only the entire list or entire site||Search only the entire list or entire site|
|Manage abusive posts|
|Moderator toolbar enables quick approve/reject for multiple posts|
|Topic rating (5-stars)*|
|Topic tagging and find topics by using Tag Cloud**|
|Enable pinning a topic ("Sticky Topics")|
|Email notifications – forum and topic level|
|RSS Subscriptions at the discussion board level|
|RSS Subscriptions at the discussion thread (topic) level|
|Display top contributors by post count, by answers and by helpful posts (as judged by other users)|
|Display discussion summary statistics (forum count, thread count, post count, last post info)|
|Advanced editing capabilities: Emoticons, Flash, movie clips and Silverlight support, easily attach files and more||Partial support|
|Central management of multiple forums distributed across multiple sites|
|Fully customizable through CSS and user controls|
|Control users’ ability to edit/delete posts per discussion board|
|Display relative timestamps (e.g. "Posted 2 hours 30 minutes ago")|
|Cross-browser||Partial support||Partial support|
* Requires an active KWizCom Rating Solution license version 2.2.05/12.2.05 or higher
** Requires an active KWizCom Tagging Feature license version 3.2.07/13.2.07 or higher
|4622||Fixed: Error when activating site collection feature on Swedish site|
|5000A||Improved: Support SharePoint 2016 Beta|
|Description: Standard Evaluation (SharePoint 2010/2013/2016)||Version: 12.1.03||Date: Feb-29-16||DOWNLOAD|
|Description: Standard Evaluation (SharePoint 2007)||Version: 1.3.00||Date: Jul-03-12||DOWNLOAD|
|Description: Standard Evaluation (SharePoint 2007) - 64bit||Version: 1.3.00||Date: Jul-03-12||DOWNLOAD|
|Description: Standard Evaluation (SharePoint 2010)||Version: 12.1.03||Date: Feb-29-16||DOWNLOAD|
|Description: Standard Evaluation (SharePoint 2013/2016)||Version: 12.1.03||Date: Feb-29-16||DOWNLOAD|
|Item: Discussion Board Feature + Standard Support||SKU: SDBF+std||Price: $1,599||Payment Type: 1-time||ORDER NOW|
|Item: Development license for Discussion Board Feature||SKU: DEV(SDBF)||Price: $350||Payment Type: Annual||ORDER NOW|
|Item: Annual support renewal for Discussion Board Feature||SKU: STD(SDBF)||Price: $350||Payment Type: Annual||ORDER NOW|
This add-on is licensed per-WFE server, meaning: every web front-end server requires a separate license.
* Development license, same as the annual support service, needs to be renewed every year otherwise it will expire.
For more pricing information, volume discount and educational discount, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org