Posts Tagged ‘Documentation’

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


I started a project about 2 years ago with the aim of improving the discussion functionalities that comes out of the box with WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. Since it was a spare-time project back then, I didn’t really have enough time to finish it off.

The last couple of months though, I’ve been working very hard to get this ship floating again and I am proud to say that we’re finally releasing version 1.0 of the TOZIT SharePoint Discussion Forum solution to the market.

Visit for more information!

What is it?

The TOZIT SharePoint Discussion Forum solution is a product, or set of products, that makes the discussions in SharePoint become very intuitive and user friendly. It also adds on a bunch of features that doesn’t normally exist in SharePoint’s built-in discussion lists. Here’s a few highlighted features:

  • Discussion Forum Grouping
  • Flagging posts
    • Answers
    • Helpful posts
    • Abusive posts
  • Enhanced RSS Subscriptions
    • Subscribe to new threads in a specific forum
    • Subscribe to new posts in a specific thread
  • Enhanced Rich Text Editor with very rich formatting options and ability to paste in word-documents or Visual Studio highlighted code, and keep the formatting!
  • Ranking system
    • Top posters
      • By points
      • By posts
      • By most answers
      • By most helpful posts
  • Recent posts Web Part
  • Relative time-stamping
    • Displays "1 hour 32 minutes ago" to make it more intuitive
  • Adjusts colors and fonts to your current SharePoint theme.
  • … … …

Some screenshots of the discussion forum in action

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How do we get it?

By navigating to you can get more information.

You can either get a 30-day free, fully functional trial version, or purchase the retail version from our web site.

Early-bird discounts & Volume discounts

Early Bird

By reading this blog, you’re up for early-bird discounts. If you or any of your clients purchase this product before the end of September, you can use the following discount code in order to get it 15% cheaper than the original price:

Coupon code: SharePointBird

Volume discount

If you purchase more than one license (one required per front-end machine in your farm), you’ll of course receive a volume discount. The table looks like this:

1 license no discount
2-4 licenses 10% discount
5-9 licenses 20% discount
10+ licenses 30% discount

Future versions?

We’re currently working on future version of this product with more brilliant features and functionality to help you manage your discussions in your SharePoint installations!


Just like the previous posts, this is just going to be a short "heads up" on some new documentation and links that just showed up on the Microsoft Download Center site:

2010: Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

2010: SharePoint Products and Technologies: 2010 (Technical Preview) Developer Documentation


SharePoint Server 2010 preliminary requirements

May 12th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren


The Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog announced today what the preliminary requirements look like for SharePoint Server 2010. Brace yourself, and have a read through this article:

Have a good read ;-)

WSS 3.0 & MOSS 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.5

May 3rd, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

On the 24th of April, Microsoft released a new version of their SDK for WSS and MOSS, and we’re now talking about version 1.5.

I suggest that you update your virtual machines (or whatever tech you’re using for your playgrounds) and install the new SDK.


Download WSS 3.0 SDK 1.5
Download MOSS 2007 SDK 1.5

Microsoft SharePoint Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

February 20th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren


For those of you interested in SharePoint Online, you can now find more information on the SLA on the following link which Microsoft Download released yesterday:

Microsoft Online Services Release Notes

February 16th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

A new set of Release Notes for Microsoft Online Services were released yesterday. For those of you interested in the Microsoft Online Services, you should check it out.

Below are some good links touching the Microsoft Online Services.

Microsoft Online Release Notes
Download here

Microsoft Online Services Single Sign-on application
Download here

Microsoft SharePoint Online Standard Developer Guide
Download here

Microsoft SharePoint Online Standard Service Description (Dec08)
Download here

/Z out.