Welcome to Social Squared Help

Getting Started with Social Squared

In this video, we start from scratch with the Social Squared Web Part by adding it to a SharePoint page. We then configure some Forum Groups and Forums. Once we have the structure as we want it, we add a topic, reply to the topic, and get a high level overview of the difference features such as badges, Featured Posts, Likes and Voting.

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Training Videos
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Social Squared Documentation & Video Demonstrations

Learn how to Build Discussion Boards in SharePoint or Teams that engage your users, and learn how to use Social Squared to ask questions, brainstorm, and help other users in your community.

Social Squared is a Discussion Board app for Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft Teams. Site Owners and Team Owners can define structured discussion boards allowing for users to find answers to questions quickly, and to ask questions from their community. Throughout these learning videos, and guides, you’ll become proficient in defining discussion boards in your Sites and Teams, and use Social Squared in a way that is engaging and helpful to others in your community.

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Getting Started

Learn the basics of Social Squared! In this section we’ll provide an overview and paint the vision as to how Social Squared can be used within your organization.

Social Squared as a Site Owner

Learn how to add Social Squared to your Team or SharePoint Site, and configure the Forum Groups and Forums in a way that will engage your Site or Team members.

Social Squared as a Moderator

Learn how to moderator posts within Social Squared forums including: approve posts, decline posts, move topics, and edit or delete posts.

Social Squared as a User

Learn how to find Topics, Create Topics, Reply to other peoples posts, and how to moderate Topics and Posts within a Forum.

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Resources for
SharePoint & Teams Administrators

Files and Resources to successfully install and configure Social Squared

Are you tasked with installing and configuring Social Squared for your organization? Below are the resources and the files that you need to successfully install and configure Social Squared.


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Installation, Licensing, and Migration

Learn how to install, license, and migrate Social Squared.

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Social Squared Roadmap

Timeline of events for Social Squared SPFx

JAN 2023
We're busy coding! Building a setting panel for Social Squared so that you can find settings more easily!
Feb 2023
Creating forum level properties, and import/export configuration.
Mar 2023
Coding a new AI enabled Social Squared web part. Suggested responses, and summary functions powered by ChatGPT
APR 2023
Releasing of Social Squared along with Social Squared AI
May 2023
Coding a new theme style of Social Squared & working on accessibility.
July 2023
Creating cross post functionality & Post linking
Aug 2023
Coding Social Squared integration with Viva Topics.
Sep 2023
Preparing for October release of Social Squared

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Our Service Level Agreement fully aligns to our customer service mission. Our mission is: “Treat EVERY customer like they are our best customer.”
  • All questions answered professionally, and within one business day
  • Hotfixes provided within one week should a Lightning Bug be reported
“We have been very impressed with the customer service we have received and with the product. We have not spent a large amount of money but we work very closely with other Government agencies and will not hesitate to recommend Lightning Tools.”
Customers use Social Squared
Tickets Resolved 1st Response 75%
Tickets Resolved One Business Day 92%
Bugs Fixed On Time 88%