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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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 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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How to: Implement a Threaded History field in a Groove Form

In a recent query on our discussion list, we found an interesting request: Miles writes, “I’ve been using Microsoft Office Groove 2007 to implement a tool that my team uses to track code reviews. We created a form for a code review response and people create threaded discussions using these forms. A current usability problem…

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New Groove Portal on MSDN

I’m pleased to announce that the new Groove portal on MSDN is live at  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb308957.aspx   We now have a home for developers who want to learn more about Groove and how to develop solutions on the Groove platform.  The site also links to relevant content on TechNet and Office Online, providing easy access to…

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