Windows SharePoint Services gives IT professionals the tools they need for server administration and application extensibility and interoperability. Windows SharePoint Services helps organizations by enabling:
Teams to stay connected and be more productive by providing access to the people, documents, and information they need.
Collaboration solutions to be deployed more easily and integrate with everyday, familiar tools such as Microsoft Office.
IT staff to more easily manage, control, and secure information resources using a highly scalable infrastructure with powerful administration services.
Increased business process efficiency by making it easy to create versatile Web applications and workflow solutions using a cost-effective, highly extensible platform.
Groove A Groove workspace is where you share information and work with others on a specific task or project. A workspace is intended for a small group of approximately 2 to 50 members. Common projects and tasks executed in a Groove workspace might include document reviews, project-specific meetings, threaded discussions, reviewing and sharing published content, tracking tasks or issues, and collecting or aggregating structured data. Presence and communication functionality includes built-in member presence awareness, workspace chat, messaging, and integration with Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 and 2007.
You don't need special network or domain privileges to create a new workspace or accept an invitation to join an existing workspace. Any user can create a workspace and send an invitation with Groove instant messaging or e-mail to prospective members. Furthermore, any Groove user can accept an invitation, join the workspace, become a team member, share information, and collaborate on a project without IT or network affiliations with other Groove members. This functionality is what enables dynamic team collaboration, even if team members are from different organizations or share no common infrastructure.