SharePoint Workspace (SPW) 2010 Explained, Part 2 of 2

<Back to Part 1> Recognizing “workspace” is a key concept for a user to become productive with SPW 2010, I want to focus on the three types of workspaces available in SPW 2010. They are: SharePoint Workspace Groove Workspace Shared Folder Regarding software requirements, a SharePoint Workspace in SPW 2010 can synchronize only with a…

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SharePoint Workspace (SPW) 2010 Explained, Part 1 of 2

This article is for readers who already have some experience with Microsoft Office Groove 2007 (Groove 2007) to better understand the usage, business values, and limitations related to the new feature, SharePoint Workspace, in SPW 2010. Those who are not familiar with how Groove 2007 works should first reference resources listed under Groove Workspace in…

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See you at Microsoft TechEd 2009 in L.A., CA

Two sessions in the upcoming TechEd 2009, I will be presenting. One is on prototyping Groove solution with a laptop and the other is a TechTalk recording on System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal. Here’s some information: OFC309 Prototyping Microsoft Office Groove Collaboration Solutions with a Laptop 5/15/2009 2:45PM-4:00PM Room 150 TTK60 Virtual Machine…

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Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Workspace Replication Upon Acceptance of Invitation

This blog explains how a Groove 2007 client behaves differently from a Groove 3.x client on the replication of a workspace. Upon a client’s acceptance of a Groove workspace invitation, the current content of the workspace is replicated via a Groove cloud to the client’s end. I am referring a Groove cloud as the network…

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An Invitation to Upcoming Microsoft SharePoint and Groove Usability Studies

Announcement Do you use SharePoint and work with Groove? Microsoft’s User Research Group is conducting series of studies for SharePoint products and technologies at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, and is looking for participants in the Puget Sound area. The research team is looking for individuals who use SharePoint at least twice a week…

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Screencast: Groove Network Topology and Deployment Options

In this screencast, I talked about the deployment options available in Groove and how to relate Groove infrastructure, Groove and SharePoint integration, and the associated collaboration model with Microsoft’s vision. To see it in full screen, double-click the display area.

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Groove vs. OneNote

I had a chance to participate in Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Groove 2007, Provide Anywhere, Anytime Access to People and Information (Level 100) delivered by Paul Cannon, Microsoft Groove Product Manager, on 09/16/2008 and help out in answering questions in the background. Paul did a great job in delivering a lot…

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Restricting Groove Collaborations Based On Groove Domain Policies

This post assume you have some experience of Groove admin console.   With Groove domain policy settings, an administrator can enforce corporate policies on Groove collaborations. First, we must deploy the Device Management Key to our Groove clients, such that a Groove domain policy becomes enforceable. Two ways there are to configure a managed client: Adding the Device Management Key, as shown…

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Selected Groove Resources

Groove Home Page for General Info System Requirements Microsoft Office Groove 2007 User’s Guide   Groove Server TechCenter Downloadable Books for Office Groove 2007 – Planning, Deployment, Operations, Security, & Troubleshooting Getting Started for Office Groove Server 2007 Microsoft Office Groove and SharePoint Integration  Security and Protection for Office Groove Server 2007 Groove Security Architecture Groove…

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Groove Non-Managed Client

In Groove infrastructure, there are 2 essential servers, Groove Server 2007 Manager and Groove Server 2007 Relay. The former is where a Groove domain gets created and accounts populated (while the account configurations are actually stored in an associated SQL backend.) For a non-managed account, i.e. one configures/activate a Groove account without a configuration code…

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