SEBASTOPOL, CA--O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. is introducing a
value-added upgrade to WebBoard, the popular Windows discussion and
chat server software currently powering information sharing and
community building for thousands of virtual classrooms, corporate
intranets, and online forums.
This latest incremental release extends WebBoard's message management
feature by giving users the option to mark messages as "read" on a
WebBoard 4.1 further incorporates
solutions to various technical issues to meet the needs of the broadly
diverse WebBoard user community.
"We introduced a lot of new functionality with the WebBoard 4.0
release. WebBoard 4.1 represents our best efforts to be responsive in
as timely a manner as possible to valued feedback from our high-end
customer base," says Gina Blaber, Director of O'Reilly's Software
First released in 1997, WebBoard facilitates user-friendly Web-based
conferencing, chat, and threaded discussions on virtually any Web site
to foster increased repeat traffic and community building. WebBoard's
scalable architecture and affordability suit a full range of Web
enterprises. WebBoard's last major release in July 1999 built
extensively upon customizing capabilities, adding support for multiple
open scripting tools that enabled Web site administrators to visually
and functionally alter their WebBoard discussion areas and operations,
as well as NNTP support.
WebBoard leads the Web-based conferencing software market with more
than 9,000 installations worldwide.
The WebBoard 4.1 upgrade is available online at
of November 29, as a free download for registered WebBoard 4.0 users.
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