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With threaded Web-based discussions, real-timesIRC chat, and NNTP-based access, O''Reilly''ssWebBoard is a collaborative product that will appealsto many types of customers.
Collaboration tools are the brave new frontier of the Internet, though they can take many forms, ranging from relatively low-level IRC-based discussions to more elaborate threaded discussions. Covering the spread is the idea behind WebBoard, the Web-conferencing tool from O'Reilly Software.
WebBoard facilitates real-time conferencing among Internet and intranet users in a number of ways. Users can access WebBoard forums in any number of fashions: via a standard newsreader, via electronic mail, via real-time Web-based chat, or reading Web-based asynchronous forums. Covering the spread is the idea behind WebBoard, the Web-conferencing tool from O'Reilly Software.
This is not a product appropriate for smaller or more casual Web sites; its intended audiences are corporations, larger ISPs, and educational institutions. A single license - reasonably priced at $1,199 - supports up to 255 virtual boards supporting an unlimited number of users. In addition, the single license supports up to 1,000 simultaneous IRC-based chat users.
Data can be stored on the Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE), but larger corporations will probably want to make use of built-in links to Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 or better.
We installed WebBoard directly on a Windows NT 4.0 server ... read more