Groove Adds Lotus Support
An upgrade to the peer-to-peer collaboration software lets Lotus Notes users use Groove software.Groove Networks Inc. is making its peer-to-peer file sharing technology more welcoming to users of software from both IBMs Lotus software division and Microsoft Corp. Groove next week will make available Version 2.1 of its Groove Workspace, which adds support for Lotus Notes to its peer-to-peer file sharing technology. It will also introduce the Groove Toolkit for Visual Studio .NET, which will enable developers to create collaborative applications for the Groove Workspace without leaving Microsofts Visual Studio .Net environment. Although it was founded by the developer of Lotus Notes, Ray Ozzie, Groove has long supported Microsofts Outlook e-mail software and is just now adding support for Notes. With Version 2.1 of Groove Workspace, Notes users can call up a wizard that creates a Groove shared space that pulls in information from Notes e-mail or other Lotus Domino databases. It also sends out e-mail invitations to others to participate in the shared workspace.
The Groove Workspace can pull in threaded discussions and attachments, said Donna Carvahlo, a Groove product manager.