Discussion Board Plus

Take your SharePoint discussion boards to the next level with enhanced forum features

Overview of Features

Discussion Board Plus provides a powerful, dynamic alternative to SharePoint discussion boards.

Supercharged Forums

Cut through the chatter and get to the heart of the matter quickly and easily.

  • Elevate the most important topics to the top of the board with the Sticky option
  • Make new, unanswered, sticky, private and locked topics easy to see with custom Icons
  • Keep your boards organized by Moving topics to other Discussion Board Plus lists
SharePoint Powered Tree View Cloud Part

Public Discussions, Private Chats

Maximize time-efficiency and privacy with multiple easy options.

  • Minimize time spent searching threads by using Suggested and Verified answers. Tag single or multiple posts as Verified answers
  • Respond instantly to discussions by directly replying via email
  • Keep sensitive information hidden with private posts and private replies

Social Friendly

Enrich your posts with a range of dynamic options.

  • Embed Videos into topics and replies
  • Boost engagement by allowing users to rate posts, replies, and topics, then add some flare to your discussions by using emoji
  • Provide feedback at a glance with the option to Like posts
SharePoint Powered Tree View Cloud Part

Easy To Use

Surf the boards with ease and speed for maximum results and satisfaction.

  • Enhanced navigation
  • Enhanced pagination, filtering and tagging
  • A powerful, intuitive search tool to get you to content faster

Key Benefits

Get to the Heart of the Discussion
Prioritize and meet deadlines effectively

Communication

Encourage communication and collaboration by making it easy.
Prioritize and meet deadlines effectively

Productivity

Communicate effectively and get answers quickly.
Prioritize and meet deadlines effectively

Sharing

Enjoy dynamic, fun options that boost participation.
Prioritize and meet deadlines effectively

Security

Share and collaborate while protecting private information.

More Features

Status of Topics

View the status of a topic at a glance via the icon or tooltips.

Moderation

Use the Ribbon to set topic statuses and moderate the forum.

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Post Status Indicators

Mark posts as Unanswered, Answer Suggested and Answer Verified.

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Highlight Multiple Replies

Mark multiple replies as Suggested or Verified.

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Topic Navigation

Move between topics using the Previous and Next functions:

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Migration

Migrate your existing threads and posts from SharePoint Discussion Boards to Discussion Board Plus, including user accounts, permissions and alerts.

Tagging

Topics can be tagged, making it easier to search for and find relevant posts.

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Integrated Search Interface

Search specific fields such as Body, Subject, Tags, to get more relevant results.

Post via Email

Add new topics or reply to discussion notifications directly via email.

Private Topics and Replies

Create private topics or post private replies to designated users.

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Embed Video

 Insert and play videos within a topic or reply using the embed code.

Allow Anonymous Users

Allow anonymous users to read topics and posts.

Multiple Rating Options

Select from 3 types of rating controls.

5-Star

True/False

10-Point Scale


Add Likes* to topics

Like/Unlike Button

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Emoji

Communicate using hundreds of emoji options.

Integration with Other Bamboo Products (Sold Separately)

Video Library:
Insert videos into topics and replies from the following sources:
From Video LibraryFrom Computerand From Link.

Alert Plus:
Set custom and conditional alerts such as Notify me only if a post with the correct answer is available, using CAML query or rich text builders.

Project Management Central:
Improve collaboration by adding Discussion Board Plus to your project sites.

Feature Comparison

Feature Discussion Board Plus SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2016 SharePoint 2019
Sticky Topics
Lock Topic Under Review
Status Icons Under Review
View Count Under Review
Private Topics and Replies Under Review
Verified Answer
Suggest Answers Under Review
Move Topics Under Review
Emoji Under Review
Tagging Under Review
Insert Video
Ratings
Automatically subscribe to email alerts Under Review

Pricing

This product is available and fully supported as a perpetual license as an individual purchase. Non-Production environments are ½ price. Education and Non-Profit pricing is available, please contact sales.

SharePoint 2019

$2,193

Price in USD
per Server Running MS Foundation Web Application. More Information ›

Includes Year 1 Product Upgrades and Support*

SharePoint 2016

$2,193

Price in USD
per Server Running MS Foundation Web Application. More Information ›

Includes Year 1 Product Upgrades and Support*

SharePoint 2013

$2,193

Price in USD
per Server Running MS Foundation Web Application. More Information ›

Includes Year 1 Product Upgrades and Support*

Get to the Heart of the Discussion with Supercharged Forums.

Try Discussion Board Plus Today.

All SharePoint Versions

The web parts are functional components that extend your SharePoint environment whether it’s hosted, on-premises, or part of Microsoft® Office 365.

SharePoint 2013, 2016, 2019, Online (Office 365)

On-Premises Only

These web parts extend SharePoint beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities by tailoring it to your requirements with Bamboo Solution’s growing portfolio of SharePoint Web Parts.

SharePoint 2013, 2016, 2019

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Product Suites

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and web parts.


Essentials Suite


Essentials Plus Suite


Bamboo Premier Suite


Project Management Suite


Knowledge Management Suite


External User Manager


 

For more information on our product suites, contact us.

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