Groove Advisor: The Groove Blog

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

May, 2007

  • 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 &...
  • BroadMeadows gets its Groove on

    Dateline: SIngapore. My friend Paul, long time Groove veteran, moved to Singapore with his family to help globalize our Office Enterprise story. He's out talking to customers throughout the asia pacific region, including Australia. He writes in with this...
  • How to pick the right forms environment for your Groove solution.

    New whitepaper posted on MSDN! Groove provides two forms development environments. There is the Groove Forms Tool, and the Groove InfoPath Forms Tool. How do you decide when to use which one? Well, one way is to think of the Groove InfoPath form, in...
  • New whitepaper: How to Use Groove and SharePoint together

    We've recently published a whitepaper on using Groove 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services together. The paper sheds some light on using Groove, and the Groove SharePoint Files Tool, to integrate a Groove Workspace with a SharePoint document library....
  • Dekiru Groove

    We've often said that as part of Microsoft Office, Groove has global reach. So, it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to see that a guidebook for Groove has been published in Japan. Then again, I am easily surprised. Called “Dekiru Groove 2007” , the...
  • How to use Groove for disaster planning

    John Morello is a Senior Program Manager on the Windows team. He was recently interviewed by TechNet magazine as a part of a series of Zunecasts. Listen to the whole thing, or fast forward to minute 16 for his discussion (primarily on Groove) of Microsoft...
  • Free Groove Fundamentals and Infrastructure Training at TechEd

    Spread the word! TechEd attendees are invited to attend Groove 2007 Fundamentals & Infrastructure Training. This full day “hands on” training will take place on Sunday, June 3rd in Orlando at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel ( http://www.swananddolphin...
  • Relay server password: Why Unattended Startup is a good thing

    A new document on the download center discusses important information on protecting the password for your onsite Relay server. In short, if you forget the password on the Relay, and you haven't enabled Unattended Startup, you'll end up having to re-build...
  • Groove at TechEd 2007

    Hey kids, I'm going to Disney! I just booked my tickets for TechEd 2007 in Orlando. Sure, Orlando in June isn't exactly a vacation destination, but if you come by the Groove sessions, we'll give you something to write home about! Here is a sneak peek...
  • Secure the Groove Manager part 2

    I posted earlier with important information for securing Groove Server Manager. We’ve recently updated the documentation with additional information on making a secure connection to the SQL backend: The Groove Manager stores data in a SQL Server...
  • What you need to know about Groove Server

    There's a new article in Computerworld talking about Groove Server 2007. "Office Groove Server creates the functional magic between Groove clients and extends management, communication and data integration..." Jonathan Hassell. Read the whole article...
  • Security for the Board (not the bored)

    We used to talk a lot about " center vs edge " when we described Groove. Now that we are part of the Office System, the center and edge explanation still rings true, even if we don't use those words exactly ( hint : Groove = edge, SharePoint = center...
  • New Groove user group opens its doors; Meanwhile, we're taking heat in the support forums

    A new user group for the global Microsoft Office Groove community has started up. The group can help adress a fundemental challenge with Groove -- how to discover and share those "invitaiton only" workspaces? The Global Groove User Group has online web...