The Office 365 Forum Assistant is a free Windows desktop gadget which is available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre.
The gadget offers a convenient way for the forum users to read the forum recent threads and the latest blog articles, it also make it easy to create new threads and search in the forum.
Once you download and launch the app, you will need to enter the configuration options area where you can input your forum display name as well as choose your favourite forums.
– Ask Questions: Here you are presented with a series of links to take you to one of your favourite forums.
– My Threads option allows you to track the progress of any threads that you have been involved with.
– My Forums option allows you to quickly browse the latest threads in your favourite forums as you can see in the image below; each thread is a link and clicking the relevant thread link launches your browser and takes you straight to that thread.
– The Blogs & Wikis option is similar to the My Forums option but this time you can browse latest blog and wiki entries.