O'Reilly Updates WebBoard
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O'Reilly & Associates is now shipping WebBoard 4.0, the newest edition of the forums and chat software for Windows.
The upgraded software includes features to customize boards, or forums, and scale up when site traffic requires it. WebBoard is also designed to be easy for end-users to understand and navigate.
Top new benefits of WebBoard 4.0 include:
- Two database options: WebBoard 4.0 includes Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE), a local data storage engine, as well as support for Microsoft SQL Server 6.5/7.0.
- Choice of four communication approaches: WebBoard participants can read and post messages using email, a newsreader, Web-based chat (synchronous), Web-based forums (asynchronous).
- Redundancy: A single copy of WebBoard can live on multiple systems.
- Attention: Messaging lets end-users direct other users' attention to specific messages.