Enhance the power of SharePoint Workspace with Groove workspace functionality.
You can centrally deploy and manage usage of Groove workspaces (available as Groove 2010 and Groove 2007 workspaces), created using the SharePoint Workspace 2010. You can also safely extend Groove functionality and Groove workspace usage across firewalls and network boundaries.
Groove workspaces empower your business teams to collaborate freely and dynamically across organizational boundaries. With Groove Server 2010, you can manage and integrate Groove workspaces in a way that matches your IT standards and keeps infrastructure and administrative costs to a minimum.
Manage SharePoint Workspace 2010 users from a single interface.
Groove Server Manager, a component of Groove Server, provides a simple Web-based interface for managing all your SharePoint Workspace users.
Configure SharePoint Workspace accounts automatically using Active Directory.
With Groove Server Manager, you can populate and synchronize user accounts with your existing Microsoft Active Directory (AD) service. With the related feature (to automatically configure accounts from almost anywhere), SharePoint Workspace 2010 users can configure their SharePoint Workspace software automatically with their synchronized AD identity. Not only does this save you time, it also makes account provisioning quick and easy.
Enforce existing IT policies.
With Groove Server Manager, you can maintain complete control. You can create and enforce your own unique IT policies for each user and domain to help ensure the proper level of security and compliance in your organization.
Monitor SharePoint Workspace usage.
Do you want to measure the use of your SharePoint Workspace deployment? Groove Server Manager includes easy-to-use reporting tools for monitoring usage within your domain.
Help business teams collaborate easily and with enhanced security across boundaries.
Groove Server 2010 Relay, a component of Groove Server, provides an efficient "store and forward" service that keeps the Groove workspaces in SharePoint Workspace synchronized. Whether team members are in the office or on a plane, and working with colleagues down the hall or partners across the world, Groove Server 2010 Relay keeps them up to date automatically and efficiently, without compromising data security.
Help users share large files easily without draining bandwidth.
Groove Server Relay uses intelligent "fan out" technology to enable Groove workspace users to share large files easily and efficiently — even when they’re using a slow connection. As a result, Groove workspace and Shared Folder users can easily share large files while minimizing network bandwidth usage.
Gain support for the next-generation Internet Protocol Standard, IPv6.
Groove Server and SharePoint Workspace 2010 both support the next-generation Internet Protocol standard, IPv6. Both SharePoint Workspace and Groove Server can be set to use either IPv6 or IPv4 or a combination of both.
Disable accounts from a single interface.
Groove Server Manager provides the capability to rapidly and efficiently provision new managed SharePoint Workspace 2010 users as well as to disable or delete them, if necessary. Disabling and or deleting a managed SharePoint Workspace 2010 user is an effective way to temporarily or permanently revoke a user’s access to any Groove and SharePoint workspaces.
Get automatic relay provisioning.
With the Groove Server Relay and Manager deployed on premise at your site, you have the added benefit of hosting your own Groove Server infrastructure close to your Groove workspace and Folder Sharing users. Relay provisioning is fully automatic, balanced, and (optionally) redundant.