The Web Discussions feature enables anyone with discussion permissions to attach comments to a Web page or any document that can be opened with a browser. Comments appear with the document but are stored on a discussion server. The discussions are threaded.
Note The term Web page is used generically here to refer to any file you are viewing with a browser.
Anyone reviewing your Web page can use the Web Discussions toolbar to view and reply to any discussion. The Web Discussions toolbar is available in Microsoft Internet Explorer (4.0 or later) to users of a SharePoint Team Services-compatible client program, such as Microsoft Office 2000 and later.
You can filter discussions—for example, view comments that are from a particular person or posted on a particular date. You can also show or hide discussion information so that you can focus only on the information you want to see:
When you add discussion comments to a Web page, your text is stored in a database on a discussion server. The Web page you are discussing may or may not be located on the same computer as the discussion server where your comments are stored— in fact, the page you are discussing can be anywhere on your LAN or the Internet.
If the page you are discussing is located on a discussion server, your discussion comments are automatically stored on that server. However, you can override this behavior by specifying a particular server to use for all your discussions. You may need to switch to a different discussion server to view discussions that someone else creates.
You can use the Discussion Boards page as entry point for using the Web Discussions feature.
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