Phew – another new release, last one of the week though. It just so happens that the development cycle for 3 things have happened in short succession! The main feature developed for the forums this time is around anonymous users. In the last release we added the functionality for anonymous users to view posts, but many people requested the ability for anonymous posting. This scenario may occur for public facing web sites where you do not want people to have to register.
Instructions on how to setup general anonymous access for SharePoint, and also the posting for anonymous users can be found in our guide to Setup Forum Anonymous Users.
If you’ve not seen the forums before check out their home page as we’ve embedded a quick 60 second video of them in action. Even better though, why not try them out yourselves? On our SharePoint site that is available to all you can try the forums out as they are setup for anonymous viewing and posting!