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: Fixes the problem with the SharepointFilesTool class’s SetInitialConfiguration method. This method…

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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…

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Groove 2007 SP1 available

Yes, Virginia, there is a Groove SP1! If you have installed  Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 or Microsoft Office Groove 2007 the SP1 build number for Groove will show as 12.0.6215.  You must refer to Help–>About Microsoft Office Groove to find the Office Build Number.  12.0.6215 = SP1 for Office Client, and includes all SP1 fixes…

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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 papers:   This white paper presents…

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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 forms for displaying and entering data. You can create fields, forms, and views…

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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, help…

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GrooveIt v2 reviewed

You might have read my earlier post on GrooveIt, a little app from Hommes and Process  that neatly connects Microsoft Groove 2007 and Outlook.  My colleague Simon recently tested out GrooveIT v2 and provides the following report.  Thanks Simon! –abbott link to this article: http://blogs.technet.com/groove/archive/2007/11/08/grooveit-v2-reviewed.aspx I thought I would give you an initial overview / beta…

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Cross-Firewall Collaboration – Real Risk in the Real world

“More Than Half of High-Tech Manufacturers Report Collaborating With Partners, Suppliers via Non-Secure Channels” High-tech manufacturing firms not only are collaborating with value chain partners through nonsecure communications tools, such as Web e-mail and personal instant messaging, they also have serious concerns about the potential for loss of intellectual property, reports a new survey from…

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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?  Do you have special security requirements such…

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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 to this…

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