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  • Blog Post: How to integrate Groove with a .NET Framework Application

    John Hancock ( www.johnchancock.com ) is a Senior MCS consultant with a background in building, and writing about, .NET apps. He has recently been working with Groove, and published a great article on MSDN about integrating Groove with a custom .NET Framework application. You can download the code sample...
  • Blog Post: Updates to Groove Web Services Helpers

    Bob Novas is one of the frequent contributors to the Groove Web Helpers. He recently posted an update to address some of the problems he has encountered in his projects. In his words: "...I’ve been troubled by the behavior of the code – sometimes web service operations fail (with a message like...
  • Blog Post: Three new technical articles about Groove 2007 available on TechNet & MSDN

    We wanted to let you know about three new technical articles we recently published. One is geared towards IT Pros deploying Groove: Impact of Groove on a Network This paper presents information about how Groove communicates on the network, provides some best practices for running Groove on your network...
  • Blog Post: 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 and people create threaded discussions using these...
  • Blog Post: 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 his words: "This example is very simple: load...
  • Blog Post: 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. If you aren’t already familiar with Groove Forms,...
  • Blog Post: 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 like discussions, files, chat, and other tools ...
  • Blog Post: Groove 2007: update to the Groove Web Helpers

    Are you familiar with the Groove Web Helpers? They're designed to help you get the most from the Groove Web Services API. Though not officially "supported" they are available on CodePlex. the latest update to the Web Helpers is now available: http://www.codeplex.com/GWSV12Helpers This release:...
  • Blog Post: 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 in Groove 2007 and some of our early thinking about...
  • Blog Post: 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 some thoughts on OneNote that would be of interest...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 to build a sample using the Groove Web Helpers...
  • Blog Post: 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 & Process has productized a Groove/Outlook integration...
  • Blog Post: 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 they developed addresses "Geo-collaboration" - that...
  • Blog Post: 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 its current implementation, as best fit for simple...
  • Blog Post: 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 Web Services Helpers to Access Data in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Say hello to our new Groove MVPs!

    The Groove MVP community expands once again. Congratulations to our new Groove MVPs who were notified on April 1: Jean-Michel Davault (France): Jean-Michel has been involved with Groove since 2001 and works for Hommes & Process, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. He is General Secretary for France...