Groove 12

If you are like me and you are using Groove. I recommend you to read Marc Olson's Groove "12" Blog.
Tomorrow Marc will blog about the integration of InfoPath and Groove 12, such an integration is so promising.

By the way, Mark (if you read my post) I would like to know why some of the features of Groove are not considered to be integrated at the OS level rather then in Office.


Groove Virtual Office Tips #1 : Fast access to Workspaces

Groove Launchbar is great but sometimes it simply takes too much time to open it to get to a workspace.

  1. Go with Explorer in your My Documents folder, Create a folder and call it My Groove
  2. You might create in your My Groove Folder other Folders to classify your worksapces
  3. Open Groove Launchbar
  4. Select one workspace and drag it to the explorer folder you just created, you get automatically a shortcut to that workspace
  5. Continue doing so for all workspace you want to have access to
  6. Right click on the taskbar and choose in the context menu Toolbars / New Toolbar, in new dialog browse to My Documents / My Groove, click OK

You now have a new Toolbar called My Groove in window's taskbar that let you choose a Workspace without running the Groove Launchbar.

And when you click on it:


Groove 3.1a on a Windows 2003 Server

I updated my Windows 2003 server with the latest Groove Virtual Office version 3.1a ( and now it doesn't crash anymore at start time. I was told that this version supports Windows 2003 but I can't find anything online saying so.

Why having it on a Windows 2003 Server ?

  1. I have one at home, it is used has a backup for some Groove Workspaces
  2. Integrating virtual office solutions with the Groove Web Services API

As described on the site, "The Groove Web Services API allows you to develop custom applications that integrate Groove Virtual Office workspace data and/or Groove platform services with external applications."

Imagine a scenario where someone fill in a Web Form. The web site hosting the Web Form would then connect to a Groove Instance on a Server and save the data in a Workspace. The data would then be available to all user of the worksapce. Great !!! And that's just a simple scenario.

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Laurent Kempé

Laurent Kempé is the editor, founder, and primary contributor of Tech Head Brothers, a French portal about Microsoft .NET technologies.

He is currently employed by Innoveo Solutions since 10/2007 as a Senior Solution Architect, certified Scrum Master and Founding Member.

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Laurent was awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft from April 2002 to April 2012.

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