Getting Started with Groove Server Data Bridge


Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-05

The Microsoft Office Server 2007 Data Bridge is a Web services-based application that enables data and process integration between Microsoft Office Groove workspaces and third-party applications used by an organization. In this model, integration programs, hosted by external applications, access Groove Data Bridge identities through SOAP calls to Web services enabled on the Groove Data Bridge. As Groove workspace members, Data Bridge identities process Web services calls on behalf of Groove clients, making Groove Data Bridge a server-based access node to Groove workspaces.

For information about how to develop applications that integrate with Groove workspaces on the Groove Data Bridge server, see the Groove Web Services Programmer’s Guide and Groove Web Services API Reference that accompany the Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK).

Before you begin, check that your site meets the Groove Data Bridge hardware and software Requirements listed below. Once the requirements are met, setting up a Groove Data Bridge server at your site involves the procedures addressed in this section.

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