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.

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  • 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

Public Discussions, Private Chats

Maximize time-efficiency and privacy with multiple easy options.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

Easy To Use

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

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  • 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

Communication

Encourage communication and collaboration by making it easy.

Productivity

Communicate effectively and get answers quickly.

Sharing

Enjoy dynamic, fun options that boost participation.

Security

Share and collaborate while protecting private information.

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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 2010 SharePoint 2013
Sticky Topics
Lock Topic
Status Icons
View Count
Private Topics and Replies
Verified Answer
Suggest Answers
Move Topics
Emoji
Tagging
Insert Video
Ratings
Automatically subscribe to email alerts

On Premises Server Requirements

Bamboo follows Microsoft’s Lifecycle Policy. We recommend new installations occur on Microsoft products in mainstream support. We support existing installations on Microsoft product versions in extended support.

Currently in Public Preview, contact sales for more information.

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2 or later; Microsoft SQL 2014 Service Pack 2 or later

Server

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

Browser

Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, current shipping version, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (extended support). Other modern browsers are supported but not specifically tested.

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2 or later; Microsoft SQL 2014 Service Pack 2 or later

Server

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1

Browser

Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, current shipping version, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (extended support). Other modern browsers are supported but not specifically tested.

Installation/Configuration FAQs

Bamboo offers a wide range of services to answer any questions and help with any plans you may have concerning this product. This short FAQ may cover your initial queries.

I will need information to refer to during our installation and configuration processes. What materials do you have?

You can go to our online Webinars and Tutorials, where our experts demonstrate products step-by-step. Alternatively, you can refer to our Product Documentation for a list of documents on installation and configuration.

For a broader information range and to search specific items, refer to our Knowledge Base.

I have very specific requirements for my product, which will require expert help. What do you offer?

Whatever your requirements, our world-leading experts will help ensure your product implementation aligns with your business requirements. From design and building, to advice and training, start with Bamboo Services.

If you have a question you’d like to ask, or would like to take the next step, contact us.

Get to the Heart of the Discussion with Supercharged Forums.

Try Discussion Board Plus Today.

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