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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Solution Development in Groove 2007

In our last blog post we talked about our overall goals for future releases of Microsoft Office Groove continuing to better inter-operate with and complement Office SharePoint. This post will summarize the solution development options available today in Groove 2007 and some of our early thinking about solution development in Groove longer term. Releasing Groove…

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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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Updates to Groove Web Services Helpers

Bob Novas is one of the frequent contributors to the Groove Web Helpers.  He recently posted an update to address some of the problems he has encountered in his projects.  In his words: “…I’ve been troubled by the behavior of the code – sometimes web service operations fail (with a message like “The request was…

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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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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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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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Develop for Microsoft Office Groove 2007: Four new papers posted to MSDN

I’m just back from vacation, but while I was sailing, the team’s been busy — Thanks to Bob Novas and Jesse Howard of the Microsoft Groove Incubation Team, headed by Diana Gibson, there are four new Groove technical articles available on MSDN. 1. Using Web Services Helpers to Access Data in Microsoft Office Groove 2007…

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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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Field Tested Tools: Toucan Navigate for Groove

Field-Tested Applications for your Organization Mapping Tools The folks at InfoPatterns have a long history with Groove.  (Side note: I’ll take some pride of ownership in initiating Tim Boyd into Groove several years ago as his TS).  One great app they developed addresses “Geo-collaboration” – that is, collaborative teams that need to work with geospatial data.  Toucan Navigate integrates geo-spatial data…

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