Using Silverlight in a Groove Space


A few months ago, I create a Microsoft Office Groove 2007 to share the source code for my SilverlightMap project: code to transform a Mindjet MindManager Map into a Silverlight Streaming Application hosted on silverlight.live.com.  For those of you who don’t know Groove is Microsoft’s Peer-to-Peer workspace solution.  I find it very useful for putting together ad-hoc workgroups or working with my distributed team, since I am in the field (work at home and travel).   

Last month, Hugh Pyle, posted Silverlight in Groove about how to put the Silverlight control inside of a Groove Form.  It was obvious to me what I needed to try next: put the Silverlight Map control in a Silverlight form to share maps via a Groove Workspace.  Following Hugh’s guidelines, I was able to get a Silverlight control in a Groove form.  It was clear to me that I could modify the uploader that I built to use a Groove Web Services to insert the Map’s XAML into a Groove record.  What wasn’t clear was where I would put the images, video, and audio that were part of the MindManager Map so that they would be visible in the Silverlight Map and part of the Groove Space.  If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them.  If you want an invite to the Groove Workspace for the SilverlightMap project, please send me a message.

Comments (4)

  1. Synergist says:

    Later on today, I will be showing my manager how our distributed team could use Microsoft Office Groove

  2. Later on today, I will be showing my manager how our distributed team could use Microsoft Office Groove

  3. Evan says:

    See the url for a working Silverlight solution in Groove 2007.

  4. For a Microsoft Office marketing operation, we developed NabazGame, a collective "close to real time" SilverLight game embedded in Groove.

    It’s a reviewed and improved version of games like “Noughts and Crosses” or “Connect 4″.

    Your goal : Align some rabbits..

    (Why Rabbits? Because during this marketing operation, we also use Nabaztag, the WIFI rabbit ;-)

    Want to learn more :

    http://blog.fbarbin.com/nabazgame/

    I have to recognize that an implementation done as a game has a relatively low interest, but this set up has to be analyzed in the way it provides a new way to create interactive solutions in Groove, which can of course be used to implement business solutions.