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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: 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.com/ ). Its absolutely free, and you are guarenteed...
  • 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: Comparing Groove Server 2007 to Groove Enterprise Services

    Are you familiar with Groove Enterprise Services? Have you ever wondered about the differences between Groove Server 2007 and Groove Enterprise Services? Wonder no more! You can get a quick snapshot of the differences on this Office Online page or get access to more comprehensive information in the related...
  • Blog Post: Groove Server Certification

    If you had a chance to look at J. Peter Abruzze's blog entry on Groove Server and Enterprise Services ( Getting into the Groove, Part 1: Outsource or in-house? ), you might be interested in digging a little deeper into learning about Groove. You can start with the material on http://office.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Do I need Microsoft Office Groove Server?

    There seems to be some confusion about where, when, or even who needs Groove Server 2007. I'll try to clarify, with text and pictures. Let me know if I succeed. Most readers know that Office Groove 2007 is first and foremost a client application. The client is mainly available in three configurations...
  • 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: 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: 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: Groove Server or Groove Services is not one size fits all

    Customers often ask me when they should use Microsoft Groove Server 2007 and when they should use Microsoft Groove Enterprise Services. It isn't a one size fits all conversation. You've got to consider a few variables: do you have in-house expertise with deploying web servers and other infrastructure...
  • 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: 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: 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 network access, instituting a reliable authentication...
  • Blog Post: 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: Attendee Registration URL: http://msevents...