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  1. Introducing Groove Jim Barnes 847-668-5103 Groove Solution Specialist Professional Microsoft Corporation November 9, 2005

  2. Agenda • Introductions • Microsoft Collaboration Vision • Groove Unique Strengths • Groove Sweet Spot • Groove Roadmap • Demo of Groove External Collaboration Solution • Q&A

  3. Microsoft Collaboration Vision Providing software and services to deliver pervasive capabilities to enable people to work together more effectively Integrated Communications Collaborative Work Spaces Access to Informationand People People – Driven Processes

  4. Flexible workspace collaboration tools that match how work gets done Calendar Documents Members … Team Discussions Surveys Tasks Contacts Rich client Thinclient Mobile Broad reach Cross-organization Searchable Scalability & Availability Ad hoc Short term Long term

  5. Groove’s Unique Capabilities • Mobile/Offline • Client based software • Firewall Traversal • Groove can go through firewalls • Port 2492, then Port 443 then Port 80 • Always on Security • 192 bit encryption, military grade • Network Optimization • Binary Differential, don’t need to send the entire file just the change • Instantly synchronizes all changes in the Workspace to everybody else in the Workspace

  6. Unstructured and structured data shared within the same workspace Workspace member presence Rich, extensible set of tools Real-time text, voice chat Contextual Alerts

  7. Where is Groove’s Sweet Spot? • Groove is great for “External Collaboration” • Do not need to set up servers outside firewall • Do not need to set up a VPN • Can be deployed in less than an hour • Can be revoked in seconds • Best Buy & MSFT • Groove is great for “Mobile/Disconnected worker to Mobile/Disconnected worker collaboration” • Consultants, sales people, IT project people • Groove is great for Large File Collaboration • Groove is great for “Intercountry Collaboration” • When distances are great and you want to make sure you have the latest version and you are collaborating with people all over the world

  8. HQ HQ HQ HQ HQ HQ HQ Mobile/Disconnected Environment:The Austere & Disrupted Edge of the Network At the edge of the network, assume that there will be… …low/no bandwidth …intermittent comms …no common CA …no network security …firewalls (one port open) …many organizations with diverse requirements

  9. 2d US Marine Div, Ar Ramadi, Iraq • Non-permissive environment • Mobile and fixed users • Often disconnected • Connecting • Ar Ramadi, Iraq • Fallujah, Iraq • Camp Lejeune, NC • Camp Pendleton, CA • Very limited IT support

  10. Worst Case Scenario • Hurricane Katrina Destroys Communications • Microsoft Donates Computers and People • Groove and Groove Forms are installed and deployed to relief areas in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas • Groove databases are built on the fly to track evacuees, medical professionals and volunteers • Data is consolidated to Websites and up-linked to Washington

  11. Groove v4.0 will integrate with and extend other IW collaboration products Document Integration with WSS Teamsites Support for InfoPath Forms General Office Integration Presence/Real-time Services Integration • Take SharePoint document libraries mobile/offline for active collaboration • No infrastructure for including partners, contractors and mobile users • Reduce bandwidth as only changes to files are sent over the network • Build InfoPath solutions atop Groove Forms engine • Integrate Groove Forms data with SharePoint and other centralized sources • Localization, security, performance • Installation/updates, licensing, scalability • Groove displays Communicator presence & awareness states and icons • Launch real-time collaboration services within Groove Integration Roadmap

  12. HP Design Center Integration • Business Challenge • Build HP the brand, while pushing design, manufacture and assembly to external suppliers and designers • No easy way to share “crown jewels” of design standards and brand guidelines -– 10,000 different assets • Previous Method • Phone conferences, email • Media distribution via hard copy, CDs • Groove Solution • Groove Virtual Office integrated with Design Center portal (SharePoint) for access to design standards, sample graphics, sample code • Groove 3-D Image Viewer/Markup tool allows team members to mark up images and add comments as overlay • External designers are granted secure access to relevant design/brand assets • Results • Anticipate that non-compliance incidents will fall to under 10% • Two day transmit time for large design files reduced to minutes • Five day turnaround time for marked-up designs reduced to instant exchange

  13. External Collaboration Groove Demo • Demo of Groove Solution that integrates Groove with SharePoint and the ImageViewer

  14. Questions?

  15. Relay Server Business Apps. (e.g. Siebel) Databases (e.g. SQL Server) Disconnected Employee EnterpriseData Bridge Information Sharing (e.g. SharePoint Portal Server) Management Server Partner Employee