Office Groove 2007

October 5, 2006

Office Groove 2007 is a collaboration software program for working on a broad range of project activities, from simple document collaboration to custom solutions integrated with business processes. Here are the top 10 ways Office Groove 2007 can help you, your organisation and your team work together more effectively and improve the quality of your deliverables.


1. Work together in context.Teams often lack context because not everyone is in the same place and connected to the same data and systems. Groove workspaces add context by putting all people, tools, and data in one place—the workspace—and making them accessible to all team members right on their computers.
2. Customize each workspace for the team’s unique needs.With Office Groove 2007, you and your team decide what tools you need to get the job done. Choose from more than ten basic tools, such as Files, Discussion, and Calendar, as well as several pre-built templates. Or design your own custom tools with Groove Forms and Groove InfoPath Forms.
3. Collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers—with one product.No more switching tools when you need to work with people outside your organization. With Office Groove 2007, it’s as easy to invite a customer or partner to a workspace as it is a coworker.
4.Work effortlessly anywhere, online or offline.Groove stores all your workspaces, tools, and data right on your computer—there’s no need to connect to the corporate network to access information. You stay productive whether you’re working in the office, at a customer site, on the road, or from home.
5.Keep your team in sync, automatically and efficiently.Groove automatically “pushes” just the changes you make in a workspace to your team members’ computers in the most efficient manner. No more attaching, detaching, uploading, or downloading.
6.See who’s working on what, when.With built-in presence awareness, alerts, and unread marks, you know who’s working on what, when, without having to ask. You and your team spend less time coordinating and more time working.
7.Synchronize SharePoint document libraries with Office Groove 2007.With the new Groove SharePoint Files tool, you can easily check out documents from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or a Windows SharePoint Services V3 teamsite into an Office Groove 2007 workspace, collaborate on them, and push them back when you’re done—all with just a few mouse clicks.
8.Create a form with Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007; share it with Groove 2007.With the new Groove InfoPath Forms tool, you can import forms solutions created in Office InfoPath 2007. Why? So you and your team can collect and track fielded data, like status reports and questionnaires, in the context of your project activities.
9.Make the most of impromptu encounters with Microsoft Office Communicator integration. With new integration with the 2005 and 2007 versions of Office Communicator, Office Groove 2007 helps you engage your teammates at just the right time, wherever they are.
10. Work with international teams in their own languages.With support for 28 languages, your global team members can now experience the power of Groove in their native languages.

2 Responses to “Office Groove 2007”

  1. Kapil Tundwal said

    Earlier version of Groove (3-4 years back) allowed developers to create custom tools using Visual Studio. Now it seems like it is restricted to developing tools by using Forms as the base. Any particular reason for this restriction?

    I believe Groove is the best collaboration platform on the market on which lot of innovative 3rd party apps can be built on.

  2. chris said

    Do you know what is happening with Free Form Custom Tools?
    We do CAD work. We need to share & mark-up PDF’s

    We had created a pdf sharing tool in Groove 3.0 which worked like the sketch tool – but with zoom, pan & the ability to load pdf’s. It was great.

    Now we need to ask our third party client’s to load pdf markup aplications & screen sharing applications.

    We literally have no need for Groove with out it – but we are stuck with a bunch of licences and a workspace we can no longer expand.

    Is there ANY way we can create this type of tool again?

    Any tricks would be helpful.

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