Collaborating Discussion Boards.. ?

Topics: Developer Forum
Jun 6, 2006 at 12:58 PM
My company has made a request to collaborate all the discussion boards on our portal into a single page, organized by topic, and subscribable like they are now. This would involve some sort of search of the current site, and the creation of the new page.

How possible do you think this could be? Would your web part be able to handle this with some alterations, do you think?
Coordinator
Jun 6, 2006 at 1:50 PM
The Web Part is a new web part and uses it's own lists so it doesn't aggregate content from other discussion boards. If you're just looking to do that, I suggest checking out the rollups out there like Carlos Segura's rollup web part:
http://www.ideseg.com/CategoryView,category,csegRollUp.aspx

In a future update (don't think it will be the next but probably the iteration after that in July) we'll have two features added, import of discussion lists into the web part and subscriptions (RSS feeds will be available in the next release).

The import will effectively allow you to suck in another discussion board (wherever it is) and move all the content into the SharePoint Forums Web Part. Once it's there and you've mapped it into a forum/category you want then you'll be able to remove the discussion board from wherever it lives.