Groovy Microsoft

Groove is a rather cool P2P collaboration app that allows you to share files, conduct discussions, instant message, track meetings and projects, and do a whole lot more. You create virtual "workspaces" for projects and then invite others to join in. It is a commercial application/service and while costly could be pretty valuable in some environments. It is something I've looked at for a while, and it seems I wasn't the only one as today Microsoft announced it would be puchasing the company that produces it. It is an interesting aquisition as Microsoft already has several collaboration tools (Exchange, Live Communication Server, SharePoint, etc) I'm looking forward to seeing how these will all be tied together. One thing's for sure, though: it won't work on Linux or Mac :-)