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…

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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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New article on Groove and SharePoint in the Midsize Business Center

A new article was recently posted about Groove: From Rich Freeman, we have a new article on the Midsize Business Center that tackles Groove/SharePoint integration.  Rich does a great job of helping readers understand when to use Groove, when to use SharePoint, and when they work best together. You might also be interested in looking…

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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…

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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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Groove Security, meet SharePoint Security.

If you are looking at Groove and SharePoint, at some point the security questions start coming up…Does Groove support SharePoint ACL’s in the SharePoint Files Tool?  Who can edit content in the tool?  Who can get access to the tool?  Is this a violation of the SharePoint security model?  Groove Security, meet SharePoint.  SharePoint, meet…

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How To: Using Groove and SharePoint to simplify working with Partner

Here’s the requirements; straight from the Line-Of-Business: I am using Groove to get rid of email as the main communications tool for my partners who cannot log into the corporate intranet. I have to manage 15 partners.  I have setup a separate workspace for each partner. There are documents and announcements that I want to send…

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Groove vs. SharePoint

I get asked a lot about Groove and SharePoint. They both support collaboration, right? Why do I need both? Can ‘t I just do all my work in _______? While each is a strong product in its own right, they are really targeting different types of activities. Deploy them together, and you can get some…

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