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Groove Advisor: The Groove Blog

  • Do I need Microsoft Office Groove Server?

    There seems to be some confusion about where, when, or even who needs Groove Server 2007. I'll try to clarify, with text and pictures. Let me know if I succeed. Most readers know that Office Groove 2007 is first and foremost a client application...
  • Groove vs. SharePoint

    I get asked a lot about Groove and SharePoint. They both support collaboration, right? Why do I need both? Can 't I just do all my work in _______? While each is a strong product in its own right, they are really targeting different types of activities...
  • 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 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...
  • What happened to Groove.net?

    Most of you that are reading this blog are running Microsoft Office Groove 2007. This post doesn't really apply to you. But for those of you that are still running Groove Virtual Office, you might be taken by surprise the next time you visit the web...
  • Speed Limits are in effect

    I came across this piece of feedback yesterday: Groove 2007 is my new favourite app but it has some limitations, this refers to a standalone installation of Microsoft Office Groove 2007, I’ll look at the benefits of Groove 2007 within the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to connect Microsoft OneNote 2007 to CRM systems

    My colleague Rachel just returned from a business trip in Europe, where she was talking to our field, customers, and partners about Microsoft Groove 2007 and Microsoft OneNote 2007. Knowing she had a long plane ride ahead of her, I asked her to share...
  • 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 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...
  • New Office Groove blog from our partner in France

    Hommes and Process is a longtime Microsoft Groove partner. Most recently, they have published a paper on using Groove and SharePoint, available in french , and soon to be translated in English. Fabrice Barbin, co-founder of H&P, recently attended...
  • The Bottleneck is at the top of the bottle

    I'm not a rabid Tom Peter's fan or anything (yet), but when my uncle pointed me to the blog, Dispatches form the New World of Work , I was struck by three things that I wanted to share: 1) The New World of Work is popping up everywhere! 2...
  • How to import data into a Groove Form

    My friend Josh has written up a great step by step guide on manually importing data into Groove Forms. While this manual method may not be as elegant as a web services solution (more on that later), its a simple way to bring data into a workspace. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Office Groove 2007 with Office 2003?

    Although I'd love to see everyone upgrading to Office 2007 across the board, and especially see them get Office Enterprise so they get Groove 2007 too, I know that there are some customers that need to remain on Office 2003 for a period of time. Some...
  • 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: ...
  • Develop for Microsoft Office Groove 2007: Four new papers posted to MSDN

    I'm just back from vacation, but while I was sailing, the team's been busy -- Thanks to Bob Novas and Jesse Howard of the Microsoft Groove Incubation Team, headed by Diana Gibson, there are four new Groove technical articles available on MSDN. 1. Using...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How To: Backup Your Groove Account

    Ask anyone who works with Groove about Backups..."Well (deep breath) it depends." That's not a bad thing, it's just a thing. You've got options: account backup; other users in the workspace; SharePoint integration; the DataBridge and the Archive Service;...