- Creating a Project Schedule with the Project Tasks List
- Scheduling Events with the Calendar List
- Using the Issues List
- Enhancing Communication with the Discussion List
- Synchronizing Project Tasks with Microsoft Project
Enhancing Communication with the Discussion List
A discussion list provides the ability to track an initial request or comment, as well as all the replies to that post. This type of tracking is referred to as a threaded conversation or a discussion.
You can use multiple discussion lists to support the features of a typical forum, or you can customize a discussion list with a category column to track all discussions related to a specific topic.
Discussion lists can also be connected to Outlook and used to archive e-mail. The contents of e-mail messages are converted to posts, and messages that share the same subject line are automatically added as replies to the original post.
Create a Discussion List
Click More Options on the Site Actions menu.
In the Create dialog box, do either of the following:
Click List and/or Collaboration in the Filter By list.
Type Discussion Board in the search box, and click the search icon.
Click Discussion Board.
Type a name for your list.
Start a Discussion Thread
Select your discussion list in the Quick Launch bar.
Click Add New Discussion.
Type a title and a body for the discussion item.
Use the Editing Tools tab to apply styles or insert objects into the body of your post.
Reply to a Discussion Thread
Click the Subject link.
Add your comments to the body of the item.