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The world has changed since 2007, end of support for Groove 2007 products

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Bill Baer
Microsoft

Today’s business environments are very different to those of 10 years ago. Groove Server has been a trusted friend for peer-to-peer collaboration over a decade, but there are better ways to deliver against today’s business expectations and technical possibilities. It’s time to upgrade to a modern platform, taking advantage of ubiquitous connectivity and access to the cloud for scale, agility and performance.


Today marks nine months until end of support for Groove Server 2007 and related technologies.


Groove is peer-to-peer collaborative software. Groove Server is a Windows-based software package that helps you deploy and administer Microsoft SharePoint Workspace when Groove peer workspaces are being used. Groove Enterprise Services 2007 provides access to Groove Server Manager and Relay services through a hosted environment at a Microsoft data center.


What End of Support Means?
From Octoboer 10th, 2017, Microsoft will no longer offer security updates, support or technical content updates for Groove Server 2007 and related products. The result?

 

  • Groove 2007 and the workloads and applications running on it will become more expensive to operate
  • Security patches and hotfixes will no longer be available, leaving servers and applications vulnerable to security threats and downtime
  • Outdated software creates compliance risks
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, reaches End of Extended Support on October 10th 2017. If you are still using this edition, you should upgrade urgently to continue to enjoy secure business-class collaboration. This is a great time to consider our cloud based Office 365 productivity and collaboration solution.


NOTE
Beginning with the release of Microsoft Office 2007, Groove adopts the support lifecycle of the Microsoft Office 2007 suites. Customers must be at the supported service pack level to receive support.


Moving Forward
Migrating from Groove is an ideal opportunity to transform your business and leverage the power, experience and cloud innovation built into the modern Office 365 platform. SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business provide the building blocks for your business to benefit from the power of the cloud on your terms whether deployed independently or in hybrid configuration.

 

By migrating OneDrive for Business for business mobility, you won’t just avoid the cost and risk of running unsupported server software. You’ll gain access to powerful new capabilities that will help your business be more agile – like enterprise-grade security, file mobility, and access to the cloud.


Resources
Learn more about OneDrive for Business [https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/business/]
Transition to OneDrive for Business from the Groove-based sync client [https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Transition-from-the-previous-OneDrive-for-Business-Sync-Cli...]

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