How to Integrate Project Management Central and Discussion Board Plus

SharePoint discussion boards can be a great tool for collaboration
and knowledge sharing. With Bamboo’s Discussion
Board Plus
, you are able to enhance the standard SharePoint discussion
boards and enrich your board content and boost user engagement with powerful
features.  When you combine Discussion Board Plus with Bamboo’s
popular Project Management Central (PM
Central), you offer users an even better, more effective way to manage projects
on SharePoint.  In this article, we’ll
show you how to integrate Discussion
Board Plus
with PM Central so
that you can start creating Discussion Board forums on your PM
Central
templates.

Please note that the content of this post applies to the
following applications:

  • Project Management Central R4.3 #mce_temp_url#
  • Discussion Board Plus R2.0
  • SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation 2010
    or 2013

In order to associate PM
Central
and Discussion Board Plus,
follow these steps:

Install PM Central
R4.3
and Discussion Board Plus R2.0 onto
your SharePoint Server or SharePoint Foundation 2010 or 2013.

Under Site Actions,
go to Site Settings.  Select Site
Collection Features
and active the Bamboo
PM Project Site – Discussion Board Plus Integration
feature.

In the event that you see the following message while trying
to activate the Bamboo PM Project Site –
Discussion Board Plus Integration
feature, you will need to reinstall Discussion Board Plus R2.0.

After you have activated the feature, click on the Create New Project/Department button on
your Top site to create a project
site from Bamboo PM Project Site – with
Discussion Plus Template.

 

If your
top site was created in an older version, you may not see the Bamboo PM Project Site – with Discussion
Plus
template. If this is the case, go to the Tool part and add this site template.

Next, go to the
Discussions
tab on your project site. 
 You will see that you now have a discussion
board present plus the option of starting a new discussion or private
discussion.


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