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  • Blog Post: 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, Microsoft Office Groove 2007, or Microsoft Office...
  • 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: 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 the data storage model Groove uses, reviewing...
  • 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: MVP's discuss the future of Microsoft Office Groove

    We've just wrapped up a very productive exchange with the Office Groove and SharePoint MVP's who attended this week's Global Summit which concluded yesterday. The experience of the Groove MVP's along with the SharePoint, InfoPath, and other MVP's who attended our sessions resulted in many lively discussions...
  • 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: How to get started with Groove

    It is REALLY easy to get started with Groove. Just go to the web , download the client, and you are good to go. You'll need a passport account to download the client, but other than that, anyone can try Groove. The free download is valid for 60 days, during which you'll get 3 emails. First email is...
  • Blog Post: 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 great story of Groove in action: As part...
  • Blog Post: Office Groove Server 2007: Audit

    Learn about Groove 2007 Auditing We've just released a new whitepaper that discusses the Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007 Auditing feature. It provides information about Audit requirements, a description of how the feature works, and guidance about when and how to deploy it. If your organization...
  • 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: Barcelona?

    Are you planning on attending TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona this week? If so, make sure to check out our Groove sessions and meet us at the Groove / Office Enterprise kiosk. On Wednesday 14 November, we will deliver a session that discusses a deployment of Groove for crisis response at the Dutch GHOR...
  • Blog Post: Did you know: Groove 2007 has spell check?

    Did you know that Office Groove 2007 has Spell Check? Although it may seem hidden, you can use Spell Check during many of your Groove activities. All you need to do is press F7 on your keyboard and Spelling will pop up! Try it when creating an Instant Message to a colleague, adding a discussion item...
  • Blog Post: 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 here: What You Need to Know About Microsoft...
  • 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: Groove 2007: Forms best practices

    My colleagues have just published a new paper MSDN that describes some of the best practices for using Groove forms, and scripting within the forms. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb894664.aspx The Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Forms tool provides a framework that enables you to create customized...
  • Blog Post: 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 SharePoint, and when they work best together. ...
  • Blog Post: Collecting Our Thoughts: A Guide to Groove Web Resources

    There are a lot of places to look for information on Groove, though you may have trouble finding them amidst everything else that is going on with the Office and Vista launch. Looking for the BOM we sweated over before launch? Or looking for the latest thoughts from the thoughtful? A quick guide to help...
  • Blog Post: 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 get a bigger room! We'll have two sessions during...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Groove 2007: Flying is easy, its the landing that's hard

    Upgrading is easy... We've got a great Groove v3x user population out there, and many of them are asking about upgrading to Groove 2007. As the banner indicates, upgrading is easy, but you should look before you leap. So first, How do I upgrade to 2007? This technote has all the details, and...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcast on Tips and Tricks for Groove 2007

    Just a quick post to alert you to an upcoming Webcast: Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Groove 2007, Provide Anywhere, Anytime Access to People and Information (Level 100) http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032383098&EventCategory=4&culture...
  • Blog Post: 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 at the sessions that will help you Get in the Groove...
  • 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: 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 workspace for each partner. There are documents...
  • Blog Post: Groove Security Whitepaper

    A new whitepaper on TechNet takes an in depth look at the Groove security model . This is one of the most important documents to read if you are evaluating Groove 2007. Why? Because for most of our customers, the decision to use Groove is based on the assumption that the users will working inside...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Groove's first MVPs!

    Last fall, we launched the Groove MVP program and requested nominations from Microsoft full-time employees. Microsoft's MVP team performs an extensive review of all candidates nominated for this prestigious award. The primary criteria to be awarded MVP is the nominee having voluntarily engaged in...