Groove Ups .Net Support
Next version of Groove Workspace peer-to-peer collaboration software to offer improved support for .Net and Web services integration.Groove Networks Inc. is expected to release version 2.5 of its Groove Workspace peer-to-peer collaboration software by the end of the year, offering improved support for .Net and Web services integration. This version will include a new .Net development tool, the Groove Toolkit for Visual Studio.net, which company officials say will make it easier and faster to build and deploy customer applications in Groove. Also featured in this release will be the Groove Web Services area, giving developers a new route to integrating Groove with other applications using SOAP. Customers will be able to build Groove-awareness into other applicationsso called contextual collaborationrather than building applications inside the Groove environment.
Groove Workspace 2.5 will also feature improved integration with Microsoft Outlook, supporting Outlook calendars, meetings and contacts, and new integration with Microsoft SharePoint Team Services, which will allow Groove developers to synchronize SharePoint sites in a Groove space so that they can be used offline and extended outside the corporate firewall.