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RELNOTE: Discussion Board Plus for SharePoint 2010 Release Notes (SA75)
Created on: 17-Aug-11. Print Article
Last Modified on: 04-Sep-15. Email Article
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KB.12733
APPLIES TO:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010

To find out which product version you have, read KB.11999: How to Find the File Version for a Bamboo Product.

Below are the lists of features and issues for each release of this product.

Release Notes
R2.5.32 (File version 20.5.32)
09/04/2015

New Features:

  • Post replies or create new topics directly via email.
  • Add emoji characters to topics and replies.
  • Discussion boards inherit the SharePoint site theme.
  • Improvements to the Discussion Board Plus Upgrade Utility (Moved to Central Administration and allows Web Application wide upgrade).

Include the updated versions of following Web Parts:

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R2.0.80 (File version 20.0.80)
04/20/2015

New Features:

  • Improved compatibility with Chrome and Firefox browers.

Include the updated versions of following Web Parts:

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

  • Hide Private Replies from the Replies column statistics in the forum view.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R2.0.62
08/22/2014

Include the updated versions of following Web Parts:

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R2.0.59
07/25/2014

New Features:

  • Updated licensing to remove the limitation on the number of forums allowed per site collection.
  • Ability to move a topic to another Discussion Board Plus list, with an email alert sent to the topic’s author when moved.
  • Option to mark single or multiple posts as verified answers.
  • Option to like/unlike a topic or reply with a display of the number and names of users that have liked a post.
  • Ability to create private topics, private replies, and share topics with other users.
  • Ability to place tags on a topic to be used for filtering and search purposes.
  • Pagination function that allows navigation via page number buttons. Number of topics or posts per page is defined in the list settings.
  • Ability to navigate to the next topic or previous topic once a topic has been selected.
  • Option to reply with or without attaching the original quoted content.
  • Option to display the message container on the right or bottom of the user information icon in the Flat and Thread views.
  • Ability to sort or filter dynamically from the Forum View interface.

Include the updated versions of following Web Parts:

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

  • Internal bug fixes.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.5.30
02/14/2014

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

  • In Internet Explorer 10 browser when preview the video from a post in the Discussion Board Plus and close the preview window afterward, the window does not close. It shrinks down to a smaller window.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.5.22
11/05/2012

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

  • When set up the Incoming Email Settings to allow items to be added to the Discussion Board Plus list through e-mail, the email address is stored. However, it is resulted in an error when click OK to save. And items are not saved to the list when incoming email are sent.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.5
07/27/2012

New Features:

  • Option to automatically subscribe authors to email alerts on their topics.
  • Inserting and playing videos in the topics and posts using the following methods:
    ◦Embedding a video from shared video site such as YouTube or Bamboo Video Library into a post using IFrame embed code.
    ◦Uploading a video (using Bamboo Video Library, which is sold separately)
    ◦Linking to a video (using Bamboo Video Library, which is sold separately)
    ◦Selecting a video from Bamboo Video Library (using Bamboo Video Library, which is sold separately)

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

  • Internal bug fixes.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.0.92
02/17/2012

Discussion Board Plus includes new versions of the following Web Parts:

Resolved Bugs:

  • The Last Posted By column is not updated in Forum view when a user posts a new message.
  • Added "SafeAgainstScript=True" to the Web.config file to prevent malicious code from being injected into the controls or web pages. See MSDN for more information.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.0.83
01/13/2012

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

  • User avatars are not updated in Thread View after changing the My Site image.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.0.72
10/21/2011

New Features:

  • Discussion Board Plus now uses Web License Manager Version 2.0.10.0.

Resolved Customer-Reported Bugs and Known Issues/Limitations:

  • Added support for SA15 Community Central.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.0.64
09/16/2011

New Features:

  • Includes new Migration Tool features:
    • Exclude Dependencies: Excludes export of item dependencies such as images, master pages and page layouts. Use this option when exporting a discussion board that will be imported to the same site if previous import attempts failed.
    • Ignore Web Parts: Does not import Web Parts associated with list forms. Use this option when importing a discussion board that was exported from the same site if previous import attempts failed.
  • Improves performance for Verify Answer, Suggest as Answer, Mark as Not Answer, Mark/Unmark Sticky, and Lock/Unlock Topic actions.
  • Displays a status window for all discussion board post and topic actions (Verify Answer, Suggest as Answer, Mark as Not Answer, Mark/Unmark Sticky, and Lock/Unlock Topic). Note: Clear your browser cache (Ctrl + F5) to see the status window for discussion post/topic actions.

Bug Fixes:

  • Warning message displayed when clicking Mark/Unmark Sticky: "The security validation for this page is invalid."
  • Migration Tool: Data in Last Update, Last Posted and Last Modified date is incorrect when migrated from old discussion board to new discussion board.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.0
08/24/2011

Initial release. For information about using this product, read the Online Documentation.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

Known Issues & Limitations
R2.5.32

New Known Issues:

  • The emoticons characters may not display correct when posting replies or creating topics via email.
  • After upgrading to Discussion Board Plus version 2.5, the Discussion Board Plus Central Administration feature is not automatically activated. (Workaround: From SharePoint Central Administration, click Manage Web Application> Manage Features and activate the Bamboo Discussion Board Plus Central Admin Feature for Central Administration and the all Web Applications where you have Discussion Board Plus deployed).

New Limitations:

  • Discussion Board Plus Email feature using an Exchange Online account requires the email address specified in the Discussion Board Plus E-mail Settings to match the "From" and "Reply-to" address in SharePoint's Outgoing E-mail Settings
  • Tags are not displayed under the Topic view if tags are copy-pasted into the Tag column field.
  • Images and attachments from topics or replies posted via email are not displayed in the Discussion Board Plus lists.
R2.0.80

New Limitations:

  • Zero (0) numeric values appear as a blank (empty) values in column filters.
R2.0.59

Known Issues:

  • The columns named "Like" and "Share Topic" are not supported in Simple Search Web Part.
  • When viewing a discussion thread that resulted from the List Search Simple Web Part's search results and clicking on the Quote Message, the Close icon for the window is hidden.

Limitations:

  • When using Discussion Board Plus on a site that was created using a template, the Word Tags in the search string are lost. Work around: Go to Forum settings then click the ‘Ok’ button.
  • The "Add new private discussion” option is not displayed in the New Item menu in the Ribbon.
  • When editing/creating a new discussion, the filtering data for the Tags field are not displayed in the list box.
  • Simple Search Web Part does not show the attachment icon in the search results.
  • The Lock Topic and Mark as Sticky options are not available in the ribbon if a Discussion Board Plus list is added to a Web Part Page. The options are available in the Edit Control Block (ECB) menu.
  • The view count for a topic is displayed incorrectly if Content Approval is enabled for the Discussion Board Plus list.
  • Moving topic is only supported within one site collection and must not be a private topic, marked as sticky, locked, or contain private replies.Page. The options are available in the Edit Control Block (ECB) menu.

Notes:

  • Users must clear their browser cache using Control + F5 after upgrading from version 1.0 or 1.1 to 1.5 or 1.5 to 2.0 to resolve an error that displays.
R1.5.22

Known Issues:

  • When viewing a discussion thread that resulted from the List Search Simple Web Part's search results and clicking on the Quote Message, the Close icon for the window is hidden.

Limitations:

  • The Lock Topic and Mark as Sticky options are not available in the ribbon if a Discussion Board Plus list is added to a Web Part Page. The options are available in the Edit Control Block (ECB) menu.
  • The view count for a topic is displayed incorrectly if Content Approval is enabled for the Discussion Board Plus list.

Notes:

  • Users must clear their browser cache using Control + F5 after upgrading from version 1.0 or 1.1 to 1.5 to resolve an error that displays.
R1.5

Known Issues:

  • When viewing a discussion thread that resulted from the List Search Simple Web Part's search results and clicking on the Quote Message, the Close icon for the window is hidden.
  • Users must clear their browser cache using Control + F5 after upgrading from version 1.0 or 1.1 to 1.5 to resolve an error that displays.

Limitations:

  • The Lock Topic and Mark as Sticky options are not available in the ribbon if a Discussion Board Plus list is added to a Web Part Page. The options are available in the Edit Control Block (ECB) menu.
  • The view count for a topic is displayed incorrectly if Content Approval is enabled for the Discussion Board Plus list.
R1.0

Known Issues:

  • After applying the Microsoft June 2011 Cumulative Update, the Allow Half-Star Ratings checkbox in the Column settings for Bamboo Rating is not available when the Allow Individual Item Ratings to be Reset checkbox is selected. Applying the Microsoft December 2011 Cumulative Update resolves this issue.
  • Users must clear their browser cache using Control + F5 after upgrading from version 1.0.83 to 1.0.88 to resolve an error that displays.

Limitations:

  • The Lock Topic and Mark as Sticky options are not available in the ribbon if a Discussion Board Plus list is added to a Web Part Page. The options are available in the Edit Control Block (ECB) menu.
  • The view count for a topic is displayed incorrectly if Content Approval is enabled for the Discussion Board Plus list.
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