Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Step by Step


Experience learning made easy?quickly learn how to use Office Groove 2007 to dynamically and effectively collaborate with team members. Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips?and learn how to work better together. You?ll learn the basics for getting started, including how to manage your Groove 2007 accounts and contacts and how to create new workspaces. After you?re up and running, you'll discover the communication features of Groove ...

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Experience learning made easy—quickly learn how to use Office Groove 2007 to dynamically and effectively collaborate with team members. Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips—and learn how to work better together. You’ll learn the basics for getting started, including how to manage your Groove 2007 accounts and contacts and how to create new workspaces. After you’re up and running, you'll discover the communication features of Groove 2007, and see the benefits of tight integration with Office Communicator and Windows Live™ Messenger. You’ll learn how to manage your messages and chat in real time, and how to manage your appointments and notes. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Includes an easy-search companion CD with hands-on practice files, a complete eBook, a bonus quick reference to the new user interface, and more!

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Microsoft Groove 2007 is a remarkably powerful tool for helping teams collaborate more closely and effectively -- if the members of those teams know how to use it. That's where Microsoft Groove 2007 Step by Step comes in. Microsoft has applied its wonderfully friendly, easy, visual Step by Step book format to Groove. The result is a hands-on, intensely practical tutorial you'll want to share with every Groove user you know.

Collaboration software is notoriously slippery to explain. Thankfully, Rick Jewell starts by thoroughly demystifying what Groove is and what you can get out of it. Next, you'll get rolling: setting up Groove workspaces; inviting colleagues (with or without Groove) to participate; exploring your workspace; adding files and tools; creating and organizing your Groove contacts.

Then, using the accompanying disk's sample files, you'll deepen your expertise, one step at a time. Jewell explains how (and why) to use Groove's powerful Alert features for workspaces, tools, folders, and files. You'll learn how to use Groove's built-in chat and instant messaging tools (and discover some handy keyboard shortcuts you might not ever notice on your own).

You'll get hands-on practice with managing pretty much everything Groove can manage: files, folders, permissions, appointments, meetings, agendas, notes, issues, discussions, and more. Jewell doesn't cover these features in the abstract: you'll walk away clearly understanding how they can make your whole workgroup more productive.

If your organization has both Groove and SharePoint, you'll learn how to use them together (and when to use each in preference to the other). There's also a full chapter on troubleshooting, maintenance, and security: indispensable if someone's put you in charge of Groove for your team or workgroup. Bill Camarda, from the February 2008 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735625235
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 1/23/2008
  • Series: Step by Step Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Jewell is a support engineer for Microsoft Corporation where he worked on the 2007 Microsoft Office system since Beta and created training materials for Groove 2007. He has 12 years of experience in customer support and education in the technology industry from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

John Pierce was a Microsoft employee for nearly 12 years and now enjoys being a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of Microsoft Office Access 2003 Inside Track, the coauthor of Microsoft Small Business Kit, and has contributed to numerous other books about Microsoft software.

Barry is VP of Quality Assurance, Knowledge Management, and Support at Datacastle. His work experience includes 23 years at Microsoft in a variety of roles, most of them focused on QA. He served as a Program Manager and Product Unit Manager at Microsoft, and developed a deep understanding of Knowledge Management during stints in Microsoft Press and as Director of Internal Technical Education. Before joining Datacastle, Barry served as Director of QA for the TurboTax products at Intuit. Barry's intense focus on customer satisfaction and service is an excellent fit as head of support.

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Table of Contents

Introducing Groove 2007

Information for Readers Running Windows XP

Features and Conventions of This Book

Using the Book’s CD

Getting Help

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Groove

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Standard Workspace

Chapter 3: Managing Your Groove Contacts

Chapter 4: Keeping Your Contacts Organized

Chapter 5: Managing Workspace Communications and Alerts

Chapter 6: Sending Instant Messages and Chatting

Chapter 7: Managing and Sharing Files

Chapter 8: Managing Appointments and Meetings

Chapter 9: Managing Notes, Issues, and Discussions

Chapter 10: Using Pictures and Drawings

Chapter 11: Sharing Files Through a SharePoint Site

Chapter 12: Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Securing Groove


About the Authors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2008

    Worth more than it is selling for

    A great book for dummies like me. It was as if Richard was in the room with me guiding me step by step.

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