Groove 2007 Essentials

Welcome to the Microsoft Groove 2007 Essentials workshop. In this course, you’ll show you’re participants how to communicate and collaborate with team members all over the world, whether they are in your organization or not. Taking the time to learn about the basic features of Groove 2007 will increase their collaboration and communication skills.
Groove 2007 allows people to create workspaces, share files, and start and participate in team discussions. You’ll also show the participants how to use Groove tools like the Calendar and SketchPad. Your participants will learn how to use the basic features of Groove 2007. This workshop incorporates a hands-on approach to learning. They will get a chance to practice some of the basic features right on a computer.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
• Icebreaker
• Housekeeping Items
• The Parking Lot
• Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Opening and Closing Groove
• Understanding How Groove Works
• Opening Groove
• Launch bar Overview
• Closing Groove

Module Three: Creating a Groove Workspace
• Understanding Workspace Types
• Creating a Workspace
• Understanding the Workspace Interface
• Adding Workspace Members

Module Four: Using Your Workspace
• Adding Additional Members
• Starting a Discussion
• Sharing Files
• Viewing and Editing Files
• Chatting with Members
• Sending a Message


Module Five: Customizing Your Workspace
• Adding Standard Tools
• Adding Custom Tools
• Customizing Workspace Properties
• Setting User Roles

Module Six: Using Groove’s Tools (I)
• Calendar
• Forms
• InfoPath Forms
• Issue Tracking Log
• Meetings

Module Seven: Using Groove’s Tools (II)
• NotePad
• SketchPad
• Pictures
• SharePoint Files

Module Eight: Customizing Alerts
• Setting Default Alert Options
• Creating Tool Alerts
• Creating Workspace Alerts
• Viewing Alerts
• Suppressing Alerts

Module Nine: Using Groove’s Management Tools
• Using the Contact Manager
• Using the Workspace Manager
• Using the Communications Manager
• Viewing Message History

Module Ten: Managing Groove Items
• Saving Workspaces
• Renaming Items
• Viewing an Item’s Properties
• Deleting Items

Module Eleven: Setting Groove Options
• Managing Identities
• Setting Account Options
• Managing Security
• Modifying General Options
• Setting Synchronization Options


Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
• Words from the Wise
• Review of Parking Lot
• Lessons Learned
• Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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