Groove 2007 has a new workspace version from Groove v3.x. As a result, there are some compatibility issues to be aware of, as well as a simple workaround:
Simply put, new users can participate in old spaces, but old users can't participate in new spaces.
A workaround...Create a workspace template from a v3 workspace
Here is a simple workaround to enable a Groove 2007 user to create spaces that v3 users can join:
While this simple template doesn't enable all the capabilities of the v3 workspace (you can't add Doc Review, for example), it does help you keep working with v3 users until you can convince them to upgrade!
For the deployment at Microsoft, we discussed including a v3 workspace template as part of the customized installation package. While it is pretty simple to accomplish, we decided against doing that in order to help drive 2007 adoption. While this caused some short term pain internally, now that 2007 is widely available internally, it is seldom an issue.
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