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Q#3: Are there any forum components extending OOTB forums?

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Question:

>>I want to create a Forum using MOSS2007, matching the requirement like http://forums.asp.net. Is this Possible to get the same functionality in MOSS.
>>If yes please guide me the direction I should start with.

Answer:

OOTB SharePoint forums doens't provide you desired functionality, but there are several Web Parts to extend the standard forums

  1. SharePoint Forums - free, open source, single web part that provides a more feature rich discussion board for SharePoint based sites.
  2. Enhanced Discussion Board Edition - free, open source component, which is the part of SharePoint Community Toolkit
  3. Lightning Storm Forums - commercial component designed and built to be an alternative to the Discussion Boards that come with SharePoint 2007

But these components doesn't provide the functionality forum on ASP.NET site. That portal uses "Telligent Community Server", so you can integrate this sever into SharePoint to get really powerful forums. Mode details about Telligeng and SharePoint integration is there

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