From Luis_DG's blog:
In March of 2005, Microsoft announced that it was acquiring Groove Networks. Groove is an interesting peer-to-peer collaboration tool that has many of the same functions as Microsoft Collaboration Tool, which is a portal-based solution. So it begs the question “How does Groove fit into Microsoft’s Microsoft Collaboration Tool strategy?” At the time of the acquisition, Ray Ozzie, Groove’s founder and now Microsoft Chief Technical Officer said:
“Distributed teams can use Groove to create ad-hoc workspaces that reside on team members’ PCs and later have the documents, plans and other workspace content published to a managed Microsoft Collaboration Tool Web Portal.”
for more info at….http://www.offlinesharepoint.com/topic/groove-2007/
- A rich offline client that emulates the functions of Microsoft Collaboration Tool team spaces. The client enables users to download, create, organize, view, edit and save content on their laptop much like they can on a Microsoft Collaboration Tool server. Colligo for Microsoft Collaboration Tool 1.0 is tightly coupled with Microsoft Microsoft Office® 2003
- Enforcement of Microsoft Collaboration Tool authentication, permissions and security. Users can only access sites and create, view, edit and delete content that the site administrator has authorized.
- Two-way synchronization of Microsoft Collaboration Tool document libraries and lists, including links, announcements, contacts and tasks. One important note here: Colligo for Microsoft Collaboration Tool offers robust synchronization conflict resolution that eliminates the need for a user to “check out”, and hence tie up, content in a team space when they go offline. This enables teams to work on the same item offline and then synchronize later.
- Support for custom properties (metadata) and the ability to view, edit and synchronize changes to properties. Properties are used to manage such things as document approval processes.
- Support for custom Microsoft Collaboration Tool views – Colligo for Microsoft Collaboration Tool enables users to view list and document library items using custom views downloaded from the Microsoft Collaboration Tool server. The ability to organize content through custom views is a key feature used extensively by Microsoft Collaboration Tool site designers to simplify and personalize the presentation of information.