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, and introduces some basic communication troubleshooting…

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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 of the IAMCP partner association which promotes Microsoft…

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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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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 Easily configurable and adaptable to solution needs Here is an invite to the…

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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 the Silverlight control, interact with…

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How to: relate two different drop down lists on the same form

Hint: use the Key column and Key value in the Lookup options. Recently someone posed a question on our mail list, “Can I relate two drop-down list boxes on the same form? Example: In the first one I have values given by hand: soccer, basketball.  And in the second one, when I choose soccer in…

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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 data capture scenarios,…

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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, they…

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