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Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Overview

Office Groove 2007 is a collaboration software program that enables teams to work together more effectively inside collaborative workspaces. Groove helps teams collaborate easily and toward their goals and deliverables without being dependent on extensive IT support or having to worry about how to connect to people and information. Groove 2007 doesn’t require significant time to learn new software or force you to switch constantly from one tool or application to another. Groove 2007 workspaces saves time, increases productivity, and strengthens the quality of deliverables. You can have your team members anywhere in the world and as long as they have an Internet connection you can share all of your important information, calendars, files and workspaces as well as have online chats with each other.

The following are features of Office Groove 2007 that can help you and your team work together more efficiently and effectively:

Document collaboration tools make the process of sharing and revising team files easy and efficient, and help you publish completed files to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services document libraries for workflow or storage.

Threaded discussions enable everybody on your team to track and contribute to a shared, ongoing conversation on important topics.

Meeting tool and Calendar tool help keep everybody on your team apprised of important project milestones, meetings, and updates.

Custom forms make it possible to collect structured information from your team using the Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 information-gathering program or Office Groove 2007 Forms.

Presence awareness helps you figure out who is working on what, when, so you can engage team members at the right time.

Alerts let you know when files and information change in your workspaces and when team members perform important activities.

Workspace Chat enables you to hold impromptu, spontaneous exchanges of information with team members—wherever they are.

Integration with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 and 2005 enables you to initiate phone calls and instant messaging sessions with your team members right from Office Groove 2007.

Office Groove 2007 includes three types of workspaces:

A Standard workspace includes a Files tool and a Discussion tool. Additional tools can be added to a Standard workspace to meet changing project needs.

A File Sharing workspace synchronizes a selected Microsoft Windows operating system file folder and its contents across team members’ computers. This type of workspace can be particularly useful for individual team members who want to keep files synchronized among their own computers.

A Template workspace enables you to choose from a list of pre-customized options designed for a specific type of project need. You can connect to Microsoft Office Online and access additional Groove workspace templates tailored for particular business functions and markets. You can also create templates from your own workspaces for future use.

To see the Microsoft Office Groove 2007 demo or to get more information on Groove visit Microsoft's Groove website.


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