Groove Advisor: The Groove Blog

Groove Advisor is for IT professionals, developers, and users of Groove 2007.

March, 2007

  • 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...
  • Two new whitepapers posted to Technet

    Two new Groove whitepapers are now available on Technet: Microsoft Office Groove: Backup Options in an Enterprise presents information to help the reader understand the unique backup and restore requirements of Microsoft Office Groove by presenting...
  • How to: Implement a Threaded History field in a Groove Form

    In a recent query on our discussion list, we found an interesting request: Miles writes, "I’ve been using Microsoft Office Groove 2007 to implement a tool that my team uses to track code reviews. We created a form for a code review response...
  • New Groove Portal on MSDN

    I’m pleased to announce that the new Groove portal on MSDN is live at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb308957.aspx We now have a home for developers who want to learn more about Groove and how to develop solutions on the Groove platform. The site also links to relevant content on TechNet and Office Online, providing easy access to those materials. This enables developers new to Groove to build a solid foundation of knowledge before taking Groove deployments to the next level by building a custom solution.
  • Groove Webcast: Deploying Groove client and Server

    Later this morning I am hosting a webcast on deploying Groove client and server. We'll talk mainoly about how Groove works, what the deployent options are, and how to get started with your own Groove deployment. You can register for the webcast here...
  • How To: Secure Groove Server Manager 2007

    If you are installing your own servers, special care must be taken to secure that infrastructure. Like other Web applications, the Groove Manager’s administrative IIS Web interface must be secured against unauthorized access and interference. Controlling...
  • How do I get Groove?

    I've heard from a number of people that they are finding it hard to get started with Groove. Here is a recent example: I've never found it so difficult in my life to find out how to buy a product! :-) I've spent literally a couple hours on the web and...
  • Martin Kearn, on lessons learned with a Groove project

    Lawrence Liu pointed me to a great post by Martin Kearn on Groove. Its a bit of the good, the bad, and the ugly about his experience using Groove on a project. The whole thing is worth a read, but here is Martin's Conclusion Groove does...
  • 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: Using Groove and SharePoint to simplify working with Partner

    Here's the requirements; straight from the Line-Of-Business: I am using Groove to get rid of email as the main communications tool for my partners who cannot log into the corporate intranet. I have to manage 15 partners. I have setup a separate...
  • Q&A: More Compatability Stories

    My previous post on compatbility between Groove v3 (also known as groove virtual office) and Groove 2007 created a few questions about other compatibility issues. #1 Q: Can I use Groove 2007 with Office 2003? A: Yes, Groove 2007 works just fine with...
  • 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...