I have been looking for something like this since Microsoft moved off the newsgroup model. Web-based forum browsing is painful.
Unfortunately it's just that - a reader. No write capabilities? The source code is available - should not be too hard to add a post link to open in a web browser.
Yes, after many months of discussions, testing and so on, the Team with which I had the pleasure to interact with during my internship in Seattle has finally released the MSDN Forum Client (July 08 CTP) !