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=en-US&CountryCode=US   link to this article: http://blogs.technet.com/groove/archive/2008/09/09/upcoming-webcast-on-tips-and-tricks-for-groove-2007.aspx


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 about collaboration in the enterprise. Many of the…


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.  Anyone else up…


Groove in the news

http://www.builderau.com.au/program/windows/soa/Get_into_the_Groove/0,339024644,339277626,00.htm   Great new article about Groove, published a couple days ago.   I like how Simon handles the Groove and SharePoint question.  He’s got a good understanding of how the two can work together well, and highlights our strengths and our weaknesses.  He caps it off with a nice summary too: “Groove’s offline capability is a…


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 of my visit to Australia to see…


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,…


How to use Groove for disaster planning

  John Morello is a Senior Program Manager on the Windows team.  He was recently interviewed by TechNet magazine as a part of a series of Zunecasts.  Listen to the whole thing, or fast forward to minute 16 for his discussion (primarily on Groove) of Microsoft’s proactive efforts then and now on Disaster Recovery. http://blogs.technet.com/wincat/default.aspx…


New Groove user group opens its doors; Meanwhile, we're taking heat in the support forums

  A new user group for the global Microsoft Office Groove community has started up.  The group can help adress a fundemental challenge with Groove — how to discover and share those “invitaiton only” workspaces?  The Global Groove User Group has online web forums and blogs that let you ask questions of other Groove users ,…


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…


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…