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From Barnes & NobleMicrosoft 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