Community Central

Harness the power of social media with
a community framework for SharePoint

Overview of Features

Create centralized, easy-to-use community sites in minutes, powered by a single scalable, cost-effective solution. Community Central is designed for both internal and external communities, with applications in networking, blogging, forums, training and knowledge sharing.

Social Nexus

All of your enterprise community needs, all in one place.

  • Seamlessly incorporate advanced social features and tools across your SharePoint sites
  • Moderate all communities with centralized simplicity
  • Keep track of views, ratings and top contributors easily

Enter the Forum

Work with fully featured, customizable discussion boards.

  • Mark which posts you like
  • Verify or suggest answers
  • Communicate quickly and securely with multiple ratings styles, private messaging and enhanced search and navigation tools

Blog Better

Reap the benefits of seamlessly integrated blog sites.

  • Share knowledge and spark discussions quickly and easily
  • Find content faster
  • Use targeted searches, including date, category, top views and ratings

Key Benefits

Boost Engagement and Knowledge Sharing

Share Easily
Cultivate open communication and information sharing.

Save Productively
Save money with a single, scalable solution.

Set up Quickly
Set up quickly with seamless SharePoint integration.

Socialize Intelligently
Make social media easy, fun and productive.

More Features


Enterprise Communications

Build a global communications network in just a few steps with pre-built templates.


Blogs and Forums

Position important forum topics with the Sticky feature and Suggest and Verify answers to forum questions.


Comments and Ratings

Empower your audience to enter comments and rate blog posts and forum topics.


Searchability

Search individual sites or the whole community with accelerated search features.


Central Control Panel

Administrators can update, manage and secure social media from a centralized control panel.


Community Statistics

Display statistics, identify relevant content and track top contributors easily.

Feature Comparison

Community Central’s community forums are powered by Discussion Board Plus

Feature Discussion Board Plus SharePoint 2010 Discussion Boards SharePoint 2013
Discussion Boards
Sticky Topics Yes (mark as Sticky)
Can be disabled
No Yes (mark as Featured)
Cannot be disabled
Lock Topic Yes (can be unlocked) No No
Status Icons
  • New Topic
  • Sticky Topic
  • Locked Topic
  • Private Topic
  • Unanswered
  • Suggested Answer
  • Verified Answer
No No
View Count Yes No No
Private Topics and Replies Yes No No
Verified Answer Yes (mark multiple as Verified) No Yes (Best Reply)
Suggested Answer Yes No No
Enhanced Navigation
  • Topic Pagination
  • Previous and Next Topic
No No
Reply without quote Yes (optional) No Yes
Tagging Yes No No
Insert Video Yes No Yes (SharePoint Server only)
Ratings
  • True/False
  • 5 Stars
  • 10 Points
  • Likes
    (Ratings displayed in the Forum view)
No
  • Likes
  • 5 Stars
    (Ratings not displayed in the subject view)
    (SharePoint Server only)
Automatically subscribe authors to email alerts Yes No No

Specifications

SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2010

Operating System:
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 R2 Service Pack 1 AND 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Server:
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

Browser:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher

Operating System:
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 OR 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter

Server:
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Browser:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Server:
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Browser:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher

Installation / Configuration FAQ

Bamboo offers a wide range of services to answer any questions and help with any plans you may have concerning this product. This short FAQ may cover your initial queries.

Q. I will need information to refer to during our installation and configuration processes. What materials do you have?

A. You can refer to our Product Documentation for a list of documents on installation and configuration.

For a broader information range and to search specific items, refer to our Knowledge Base.

Q. I have very specific requirements for my product, which will require expert help. What do you offer?

A. Whatever your requirements, our world-leading experts will help ensure your product implementation aligns with your business requirements. From design and building, to advice and training, start with Bamboo Services.

If you have a question you’d like to ask, or would like to take the next step, contact us.

Pricing

 

 

This product is designed to enhance your SharePoint experience, expanding capabilities and enabling greater efficiency and enhanced productivity within your SharePoint environment. We believe the ROI potential of this offering makes it a sound investment for any organization looking to improve work processes.

SharePoint 2016

$6,868.00
  • SharePoint Server 2016
     
  • Software, Release 1.5 for SharePoint 2016 – per server license
  • There is no limit to the number of forums per site collection or number of site collections the software may be activated on, but a license must be purchased for each active Web front-end server
  • Includes one year of Support
  • (SA15.R1.5.SP2016.ML)

SharePoint 2013

$6,868.00
  • SharePoint Foundation 2013
    & SharePoint Server 2013
  • Software, Release 1.5 for SharePoint 2013 – per server license
  • There is no limit to the number of forums per site collection or number of site collections the software may be activated on, but a license must be purchased for each active Web front-end server
  • Includes one year of Support
  • (SA15.R1.5.SP2013.ML)

SharePoint 2010

$8,242.00
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
    & SharePoint Server 2010
  • Software, Release 1.5 for SharePoint 2010 – per server license
  • There is no limit to the number of forums per site collection or number of site collections the software may be activated on, but a license must be purchased for each active Web front-end server
  • Includes one year of Support
  • (SA15.R1.5.SP2010.ML)
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