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  • Groove 2007 Ready Reckoner

    Product Definitions

    Client Products :

    Microsoft Office Groove 2007:

    This is available as a standalone or as a part of Office 2007 Suites Enterprise or Ultimate, This product is unmanaged out of the box and can be managed via Groove Enterprise Services or Groove Server 2007

    Free Trial 60 days : http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/p...&culture=en-US

    Microsoft Office Live Groove:

    Groove client available from Office Online Trial download site and may be converted into a 1 year subscription. This product is unmanaged.

    Managed : Groove client accesses the Groove Server 2007 at the customer site or Groove Enterprise Services

    Unmanaged : Groove client accesses the public relay upon download. Customer has no ability to manage the workspaces, domain, etc.

    Free Trail 60 days : http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/of...945661033.aspx

    Server Products :

    Microsoft Groove Server 2007

    Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007 is comprised of three, separately installed server applications
    Groove Manager

    Office Groove Server Manager is an easy-to-use, Web-based interface for managing all aspects of Office Groove 2007 deployments, including user account configuration, domain creation and certification, policy setting and enforcement, reporting and compliance, and more.

    Groove Relay

    Office Groove Server Relay provides three essential services that enable teams using Office Groove 2007 to work efficiently and productively anywhere, online or offline, with members inside and outside their organizations. The three services are(To find more click this link): http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/gr...5281033.aspx#2

    Groove Data Bridge

    Office Groove Server Data Bridge facilitates data integration between Office Groove 2007 client-side workspaces and enterprise databases and applications. Office Groove Server Data Bridge also enables IT organizations to build custom solutions that efficiently bridge the gap between the centralized data center and project teams working in an unstructured manner. As a result, teams stay productive anywhere they need to work with centralized data, and enterprise applications and data stay automatically up to date.

    Free Trial : No free trial for Microsoft Groove Server 2007 you have to try the Groove Enterprise Services http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/rlidGrooveES

    Hosted Services :

    Groove Enterprise Services

    Office Groove Enterprise Services provides IT organizations with powerful, Web-based tools to centrally manage smaller deployments of Microsoft Office Groove 2007 without any on-site infrastructure. Office Groove Enterprise Services includes two primary services: Groove Enterprise Services Manager and Groove Enterprise Services Relay. This is a Web-based offering that requires no on-site server infrastructure or changes to network configurations


    Office Groove Enterprise Services is offered on an annual subscription basis with a price-per-user fee structure.

    Free Trial 30 days : http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/rlidGrooveES. You need to have a Windows Live or Passport Account and a Volume License account code.

    Difference between Groove Server 2007 & Groove Enterprise Services (Hosted) :

    Customers consider two criteria when choosing Office Groove Enterprise Services or Office Groove Server 2007: cost and functionality. Generally, Office Groove Enterprise Services is more cost-effective for smaller deployments, while Office Groove Server 2007 is more cost-effective for larger deployments. Office Groove Server 2007 also provides additional functionality such as directory integration and server-side data integration. Larger organizations that value these capabilities should acquire Office Groove Server 2007.


    Advantages of Groove Server 2007 :

    While most of management capabilities in Office Groove Server 2007 and Office Groove Enterprise Services are identical, having a dedicated Office Groove Server 2007 on-site does provide additional capabilities. These capabilities include Active Directory integration, administrative control over server functions through roles-based access control, the ability to create multiple domains, and custom reporting opportunities using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services or Crystal Reports for Microsoft Visual Studio.

    Reference Links:
    Groove Home :
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/gr...674161033.aspx

    Groove System Requirements:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/gr...945381033.aspx

    Office Groove 2007 FAQ:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/gr...650611033.aspx

    Groove Server FAQ:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/gr...5281033.aspx#2

    Groove Enterprise Services FAQ:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/gr...655291033.aspx

    Groove Licensing:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pr...754511033.aspx


    Vertical Case Studies:

    IT Project Teams
    http://www.groove.net/index.cfm?pagename=Segment1

    The Public Sector
    http://www.groove.net/index.cfm?pagename=Segment2

    Managing a Small Business
    http://www.groove.net/index.cfm?pagename=Segment3

    Consulting Practices
    http://www.groove.net/index.cfm?pagename=Segment4
    Last edited by brittog; 22nd February 2007, 23:39.
    S. Brittog

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  • #2
    Re: Groove 2007 Ready Reckoner

    You missed out the bit where it tells you WHAT Groove actually IS, and what it DOES.


    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: Groove 2007 Ready Reckoner

      Good that you pointed out..thanks

      So what is Groove, anyway? Here’s an overview:

      Groove 2007 is a collaboration system that allows teams to securely share information and work together on project activities, from simple document collaboration to custom solutions integrated with business processes. Teams using Groove work inside collaborative workspaces, which put all team members, tools and information in context and make it easier to organize and find information. Using peer-to-peer replication, Groove workspaces keep teams up to date automatically and efficiently, and let them work anywhere, anytime, with anyone, so they spend less time coordinating and more time working. There are five core elements to Groove:

      1. Launchbar—a single starting point for the information worker to monitor all Groove elements including workspaces, contacts, presence, and alerts, and to execute basic functions such as creating new workspaces and communicating with or inviting users.

      2. Workspaces—containers created by information workers to share information and work together on team projects. Workspaces are kept up-to-date between members through peer-to-peer replication that happens automatically as members make changes to workspace content.

      3. Presence and Communications—built-in presence awareness, chat and messaging.

      4. Alerts—text and audible notifications that inform workers of events and changes in ongoing projects.

      5. Tools—applications added to workspaces by team members for the purposes of sharing and working together on information, both structured (for example, forms) and unstructured (for example, files).
      Groove 2007 includes the following tools: Discussion, Files, SharePoint Files, Meetings, Calendar, Forms, InfoPath Forms, Issue Tracking, Notepad, Pictures, and Sketchpad.
      Marc Olson's Blog has more detailed information on the same and the above excerpt is taken from http://blogs.msdn.com/marco/archive/...10/491460.aspx
      Last edited by biggles77; 23rd February 2007, 03:01. Reason: Better way to acknowledge someone elses work.
      S. Brittog

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      • #4
        Re: Groove 2007 Ready Reckoner

        Now THAT sounds like a product that could REALLY benefit our businesses who are having trouble with data proliferating and becoming unmanageable. 28,000 users in eight separate companies under one IS provider will do that to a guy.

        Good spot! Cheers.


        Tom
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        Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you

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        • #5
          Re: Groove 2007 Ready Reckoner

          2 or more Windows SharePoint Services (NLB) / Office SharePoint Server + Groove 2007 Server can knock down the issues. Worth looking into a groove based solution where document synchronization and collaboration is at kiosk
          S. Brittog

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          • #6
            Re: Groove 2007 Ready Reckoner

            Brittog, you may have noticed I edited your second post in this thread.

            While you did post a link to where the information came from (that is good and expected) putting the used information into a QUOTE box is an even better way to post and acknowledge borrowed works.

            Just one to remember for the future.
            1 1 was a racehorse.
            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
            2 2 1 1 2

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            • #7
              Re: Groove 2007 Ready Reckoner

              thank you will follow frm next post
              S. Brittog

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              Posts are offered "as is" for discussion purposes only with no express or implied warranty of any kind including, but not limited to, correctness or fitness for use. Nothing herein shall be construed as advice. Attempting any activity based on information in this post is done at your own risk.

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