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Groove Advisor: The Groove Blog

  • Three new technical articles about Groove 2007 available on TechNet & MSDN

    We wanted to let you know about three new technical articles we recently published. One is geared towards IT Pros deploying Groove: Impact of Groove on a Network This paper presents information about how Groove communicates on the network, provides some...
  • Groove Summit in France

    Another quick, get the word out moment here at the Groove Advisor Blog. One of our partners has a scheduled event around Groove in Paris. Here are the details: cost FREE Date September 25th, 2008 Time 2 to 6 PM Location 148 rue de l'Université at...
  • Upcoming Webcast on Tips and Tricks for Groove 2007

    Just a quick post to alert you to an upcoming Webcast: Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Groove 2007, Provide Anywhere, Anytime Access to People and Information (Level 100) http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails...
  • Solution Development in Groove 2007

    In our last blog post we talked about our overall goals for future releases of Microsoft Office Groove continuing to better inter-operate with and complement Office SharePoint. This post will summarize the solution development options available today...
  • MVP's discuss the future of Microsoft Office Groove

    We've just wrapped up a very productive exchange with the Office Groove and SharePoint MVP's who attended this week's Global Summit which concluded yesterday. The experience of the Groove MVP's along with the SharePoint, InfoPath, and other MVP's who...
  • Say hello to our new Groove MVPs!

    The Groove MVP community expands once again. Congratulations to our new Groove MVPs who were notified on April 1: Jean-Michel Davault (France): Jean-Michel has been involved with Groove since 2001 and works for Hommes & Process, a Microsoft Gold...
  • Infoworld's Abruzze talks about Groove

    J.Peter Abruzze continues his discussion of Microsoft Office Groove 2007. In this post he talks about Groove Server 2007, and the different components.  --abbott
  • Microsoft Office Groove-tube

    Not sure if you have seen this quick YouTube video from Mike Agerbo , of Get Connected fame. He gives a two minute review of Groove 2007 and OneNote 2007. Its a good pointer if you are trying to explain Groove 2007 to someone for the first time. Although...
  • Groove Server Certification

    If you had a chance to look at J. Peter Abruzze's blog entry on Groove Server and Enterprise Services ( Getting into the Groove, Part 1: Outsource or in-house? ), you might be interested in digging a little deeper into learning about Groove. You can...
  • Updates to Groove Web Services Helpers

    Bob Novas is one of the frequent contributors to the Groove Web Helpers. He recently posted an update to address some of the problems he has encountered in his projects. In his words: "...I’ve been troubled by the behavior of the code – sometimes...
  • Groove review

    J. Peter Abruzze has just posted the first of a two part Groove review.  He does a good job explaining when you need Groove Enterprise Services, and when you need Groove Server 2007. Check out the full article at: Getting into the Groove, Part 1...
  • Introducing Groove's first MVPs!

    Last fall, we launched the Groove MVP program and requested nominations from Microsoft full-time employees. Microsoft's MVP team performs an extensive review of all candidates nominated for this prestigious award. The primary criteria to be awarded...
  • Searching for a Groove Search solution?

    We hear the request all the time -- "How do I search my workspaces?" You've probably noticed that there is no indexed search solution inside of Microsoft Office Groove 2007. Fast forward a couple years to the next release, and I hope we'll provide...
  • Office Groove Server 2007: Audit

    Learn about Groove 2007 Auditing We've just released a new whitepaper that discusses the Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007 Auditing feature. It provides information about Audit requirements, a description of how the feature works, and guidance about...
  • Groove and the Extranet Collab Toolkit

    New Solution Accelerator just released:  Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint Do you need tools to collaborate securely with others across the Internet?  The Beta for the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for Sharepoint has just been released...
  • Sledding, Running, Mapping -- Groove gets geospatial data on the move

    Welcome to 2008!  I've been off on vacation for a bit -- enjoying a great new england winter with plenty of skating and sledding with the kids, and racking up some running miles as well.  I got a slick running toy under the Christmas tree: ...
  • Groove 2007: update to the Groove Web Helpers

    Are you familiar with the Groove Web Helpers? They're designed to help you get the most from the Groove Web Services API. Though not officially "supported" they are available on CodePlex. the latest update to the Web Helpers is now available: http...
  • Did you know: Groove 2007 has spell check?

    Did you know that Office Groove 2007 has Spell Check? Although it may seem hidden, you can use Spell Check during many of your Groove activities. All you need to do is press F7 on your keyboard and Spelling will pop up! Try it when creating an Instant...
  • Groove 2007 SP1 available

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Groove SP1! If you have installed  Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 or Microsoft Office Groove 2007 the SP1 build number for Groove will show as 12.0.6215.  You must refer to Help-->About Microsoft Office Groove...
  • Comparing Groove Server 2007 to Groove Enterprise Services

    Are you familiar with Groove Enterprise Services? Have you ever wondered about the differences between Groove Server 2007 and Groove Enterprise Services? Wonder no more! You can get a quick snapshot of the differences on this Office Online page or get...
  • Groove 2007: Forms best practices

    My colleagues have just published a new paper MSDN that describes some of the best practices for using Groove forms, and scripting within the forms. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb894664.aspx The Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Forms tool provides...
  • Barcelona?

    Are you planning on attending TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona this week? If so, make sure to check out our Groove sessions and meet us at the Groove / Office Enterprise kiosk. On Wednesday 14 November, we will deliver a session that discusses a deployment...
  • GrooveIt v2 reviewed

    You might have read my earlier post on GrooveIt, a little app from Hommes and Process that neatly connects Microsoft Groove 2007 and Outlook. My colleague Simon recently tested out GrooveIT v2 and provides the following report. Thanks Simon! --abbott...
  • Cross-Firewall Collaboration - Real Risk in the Real world

    “More Than Half of High-Tech Manufacturers Report Collaborating With Partners, Suppliers via Non-Secure Channels” High-tech manufacturing firms not only are collaborating with value chain partners through nonsecure communications tools, such as Web e...
  • Groove Server or Groove Services is not one size fits all

    Customers often ask me when they should use Microsoft Groove Server 2007 and when they should use Microsoft Groove Enterprise Services. It isn't a one size fits all conversation. You've got to consider a few variables: do you have in-house expertise with...