Groove Advisor: The Groove Blog

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Groove Advisor: The Groove Blog

  • 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...
  • Virtual Earth gets groovey

    Cool update to Michael Scherotter solution for running Virtual Earth inside of Microsoft Office Groove workspaces. Here's what it can do: Secure geo-collaboration It is part of a Groove peer-to-peer workspace which includes other tools...
  • Mac user?

    It comes up every now and again -- Can you run Microsoft Office Groove on a Mac? Well, we aren't shipping a Mac client, but I've gotten some very favorable reviews about running Microsoft Groove on the Mac by usingthe virtualization software Parallels...
  • Venezuela turns the clocks a bit

    Another time zone update for Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Important information for users with workspaces that include members located in Venezuela. As of September 24 th , 2007, Venezuela will move to “Venezuela Standard Time”, which is located...
  • Security: Microsoft Groove Enterprise Services

    We've released a new security paper on our TechCenter that covers Groove Enterprise Services. Nothing like a little security reading to get you all fired up, right? Its a short paper, only 9 or 10 pages, but if you run Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007...
  • Groove Certification Exam

    Get it while its hot. The Microsoft Office Groove 2007 certification exam is now available, in beta, for a limited time. Take the test now, for free, and you'll get your certificate. Be the first kid on your block with the MS Groove cert tacked up on...
  • Time to think about Daylight Savings Time

    That's right, it will soon be time to mess with our time zone, and just when it was all going so smoothly. Now, I'm not a fan of daylight savings, maybe because the 2 little kids and the dog don't play along (no one sleeps late...ever). Maybe its because...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to use Replace Design to upgrade a forms tool

    A reader wrote me with this forms development question: "...i am stuck right now with a problem and i need you help. At the development process we are using two different workspaces: one for development and another for the production. We design, develop...
  • Some feedback on the redirect to Office Online

    Mark, Otto, thanks for the feedback in the comments. (for some reason, I can't leave a comment myself, but chalk that up to blog ignorance). I appreciate that the old Groove.net site was an important place for our v3 customers to access tools and information...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New article on Groove and SharePoint in the Midsize Business Center

    A new article was recently posted about Groove: From Rich Freeman, we have a new article on the Midsize Business Center that tackles Groove/SharePoint integration . Rich does a great job of helping readers understand when to use Groove, when to use...
  • Silverlight in Groove

    My friend Hugh Pyle just posted this great article on using Silverlight in Groove , complete with some code samples. Not only is this cool technology, Hugh once again does a fantastic job of documenting his approach, making it very easy to follow. In...
  • Free Personal Backup Tool for Groove 2007 Available

    Free Personal Backup Tool for Groove 2007 Available ThreeWill has updated their personal backup solution for Groove. The updated version is a simple command-line based utility for backing up Groove workspaces. More backup options are described in this...
  • Groove Hotfix released, addresses two key issues

    We just released a hotfix for Groove to address two annoying problems: First, we've changed the account restore behavior. In Grove 2007 (and even the older Groove clients) account backups had a shelf life. If the account backup was > 60 days old, the...
  • How to: relate two different drop down lists on the same form

    Hint: use the Key column and Key value in the Lookup options. Recently someone posed a question on our mail list, " Can I relate two drop-down list boxes on the same form? Example: In the first one I have values given by hand: soccer, basketball...
  • Field Tested Tools: Toucan Navigate for Groove

    Field-Tested Applications for your Organization Mapping Tools The folks at InfoPatterns have a long history with Groove. (Side note: I'll take some pride of ownership in initiating Tim Boyd into Groove several years ago as his TS). One great app...
  • Groove and VSTO continued

    Paul Stubbs continues to develop his VSTO sample for linking Groove and Outlook. He's now conecting calendar entries. This is a great read if you are interested in building custom apps for Groove. Paul mentions in his post that he's interested in trying...
  • Groove in the news

    http://www.builderau.com.au/program/windows/soa/Get_into_the_Groove/0,339024644,339277626,00.htm Great new article about Groove, published a couple days ago. I like how Simon handles the Groove and SharePoint question. He's got a good understanding...
  • How to move your data files

    A long time Groove partner provides guidance on moving your data directory. Every now and again the question comes up -- hey, how do I move my data directory? The official answer from the team is "you can't -- we only support the default installation...
  • Groove pre-event fills up, but there is room at the TechEd 2007 sessions

    TechEd is coming up fast, and the Groove sessions are filling up faster. We've maxed out our attendance for the pre-event . To all those that signed up, I look forward to seeing you there. To those that couldn't get in, my apologies -- next year I will...
  • How to use Groove with VSTO

    In another great example of how to build apps on top of the Groove platform, Paul Stubbs provides guidance on integrating Groove into Outlook using VSTO. If you don't want to build it, but you do want to try Groove/Outlook integration, Hommes &...