Groove and the Extranet Collab Toolkit

New Solution Accelerator just released:  Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint Do you need tools to collaborate securely with others across the Internet?  The Beta for the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for Sharepoint has just been released.  Inside you’ll find "Choosing a Collaboration Solution", a paper focused on helping you get the most out of the Office…

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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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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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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 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…

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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…

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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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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, or Explore the sample code online.  The code…

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