You see, some of the "tools" were removed, and a robust 64 bit server was added.
A bit of history: Groove founder, Ray Ozzie, created Lotus Notes. After Microsoft's acquisition of Groove Networks Ray Ozzie replaced Bill Gates as Microsoft's Chief Architect. This is no easy task.
But this post is just to say that I'd really like to see a Groove Windows Mobile client. And after some searches I found this is not completely a crazy idea. An article on Infoworld says
HOW DO YOU PORT 5 million lines of Win32/COM code to the Pocket PC? That was the dilemma that Groove Networks faced when considering how to bring its ultrasecure peer collaboration technology to mobile devices.
The first release, due later this year, will wrap SOAP/WSDL interfaces around the core elements of the Groove architecture: accounts, identities, contacts, shared-space membership, and presence. It will also encapsulate the most common tools used in shared spaces: Discussion, Files, and Calendar. To export access to these Web services, a SOAP server runs alongside the Groove client.
In fact, another article on Infoworld tells us that
Indeed, Groove will use a PDC keynote to demonstrate alpha code of a Groove application running on a Pocket PC device.
Microsoft gets a sexy new pervasive application built with the just-shipping .NET Compact Framework, and Groove goes mobile with rapid development tools that leverage .NET's SOAP services-processing architecture and Pocket PC 2002 support for Windows Messenger, VPNs, and 802.11b wireless.
This was back in 2002. Since then a lot changed... I am not sure we will see a Groove client for mobile devices now.
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