Multiple Forum Groups, Forums, Voting, Ratings, Make Sticky, Report Abuse, Reply with quote, Tagging, Integration with SharePoint newsfeed and more.
Support for SharePoint Foundations, Server and Enterprise. Microsoft SQL database repository offering the best forum experience for large organizations.
Within this 9 minute video, we explore the features of the Social Squared web part. Demonstrating the multiple forum groups, how to create a post, and then use many of the features such as voting, and gamification. We then explore the features and how to enable or disable the functionality for each forum. We also explore the other web parts such as Recent Posts, Most popular user, and the Tag cloud web part.
Social Squared is a SharePoint hosted forum solution offering large enterprise organizations a powerful and scalable forum solution. Users of Social Squared benefit from a well structured discussion thread along with the features that they require from a forum solution such as ratings, Mark as Answered, Featured Posts, Forum Moderation, Post via Email + many more features.
Forum groups are easily created by SharePoint Site Administrators allowing each forum group to be tailored to your business requirements. Within the forum group settings, moderators can be set, voting, ratings, badges, and newsfeed integration can be configured.
Social Squared provides two modes for user profiles. Social Squared can maintain user profiles for users who perhaps disable My Site functionality or don’t have My Sites available. Alternatively, Social Squared can work with your SharePoint User Profile allowing users to manage their signatures, ‘Ask me About’ and profile pictures through their My Site Settings. In addition, Social Squared users can follow other users allowing posts that they have posted to their Newsfeeds to be available to their followers.
The optional private messaging functionality enables Social Squared users to enter private conversations about work topics.
As you post and reply to topics, you will also earn rewards in the form of badges which are shown on your profile. Another Social Squared web part which can be added to the same page, also shows the most frequent posters within a particular forum group which encourages user participation.
When adding a new post, users benefit from Rich Text functionality which enables them to properly format their content, add images, videos and emoticons. Attachments can be added either from a file system, url or SharePoint document library.
While posting a new topic, users can also tag their content using the out of the box Managed Meta Data Term Store or Social Squared’s own tag cloud web part.
Subscriptions to posts that you create allow you to be kept in the look when replies to your post are received. You may also subscribe other users to posts that you think they may be interested in.
When clicking on a forum group, summary information will be shown for each topic. This includes the number of views, replies, rating and details of the last post.
Further reports can be ran on Social Squared showing the number of topics created over a specific interval.
|Feature||Social Squared||SharePoint 2013 Discussion List|
|Data Store||SQL Database||SharePoint List|
|Forum Notifications (Alerts)|
|Mark post as answer|
|Tagging – Custom|
|Move topics between forums|
|Archive to separate Knowledgebase|
|Code syntax highlighting|
|Reply via Email|
|Create Topic via Email|
|Customizable CSS, Images and ASCX controls|
|Tagging – Metadata Term Store|
|User Reputation \ Gamification|
|Reply with quote|
|Report Abuse functionality|
|Alias \ Nickname support|
|Right to Left language support|
|Email subscription management|
|Customizable Email template||Requires Development|
|MySite Profile integration|
|Enforce Terms and Conditions|
|Active User Web Part|
|Tag Cloud Web Part|
|Recent Activity view|
|Attachment restriction settings|
|Email subject filtering|
|Original Post \ Moderator easy identification|