Connecting Businesses and Staff Tools for the Virtual Office <ul><li>Microsoft Groove Office Collaboration Software </li><...
What is Collaboration? <ul><li>When two or more individuals work together to meet a common goal.  For example, you create ...
Advantages of Collaborating with Colleagues <ul><li>Work as a team on one or more projects </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for cr...
Microsoft Groove <ul><li>All in one collaboration software for group interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous access to ...
Groove Functions <ul><li>Calendar – collaborate schedules and deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion – hold conversations ...
The Launchbar <ul><li>Shows workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts in workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Create new workspaces </...
Easy File Organization in Groove Create folders for projects – subfolders – upload files – edit directly in Groove – save ...
Groove Shared Calendar
Sharing the Calendar <ul><li>Share calendar with all members of the workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines </li></ul><ul><l...
Issue Tracking Original Assignment Assign projects – track progress – know the status
Meetings & Minutes <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Your meeting </l...
Where   Can I Get Microsoft Groove? <ul><li>If you have Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, you may already have Groove as...
SKYPE – Voice Over IP Phone <ul><li>Free PC to PC telephone calls and video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing ca...
SKYPE Telephone Software <ul><li>Your Skype contacts are in one place and can be exported from your Microsoft Outlook cont...
File Sharing and Data Transfer <ul><li>When Emailing a large file just doesn’t cut it, Dropbox is a great alternative for ...
Interested in Learning More <ul><li>If you are interested in learning more about how you can save your business money by w...
SKYPE Features  <ul><li>Free PC to PC Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Real time chat </li></ul...
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  1. 1. Connecting Businesses and Staff Tools for the Virtual Office <ul><li>Microsoft Groove Office Collaboration Software </li></ul><ul><li>Skype VOIP Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Transferring Files the Safe and Secure way </li></ul>By Dawn M. Draper Virtual Paralegal/Assistant Providing alternative staffing solutions to law firms and businesses
  2. 2. What is Collaboration? <ul><li>When two or more individuals work together to meet a common goal. For example, you create a document and another proofs and edits the document, sending it back to you for final approval. Working together to meet a common goal in an efficient manner. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages of Collaborating with Colleagues <ul><li>Work as a team on one or more projects </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for creative thinking and involvement of more than one mind </li></ul><ul><li>You can share ideas and work from one document to implement changes </li></ul><ul><li>Share one calendar for project deadlines and meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Real time chat and meetings no matter where your office is located </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronization of files </li></ul>
  4. 4. Microsoft Groove <ul><li>All in one collaboration software for group interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous access to files </li></ul><ul><li>Access to your files from anywhere, even when you are not connected to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as a secure backup for your office files </li></ul><ul><li>More secure access and delivery of files then E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to any file or document can be seen by all </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in both an online or offline setting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Groove Functions <ul><li>Calendar – collaborate schedules and deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion – hold conversations with other members of the workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Documents – review and edit one document with other members </li></ul><ul><li>Files – share files, store, and organize for access to all members </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings – record meetings and upcoming tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures – share images and photos </li></ul><ul><li>Chat – real-time chat with all members of the work space </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail – share files, record voice messages, share ideas </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Launchbar <ul><li>Shows workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts in workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Create new workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Invite members </li></ul>
  7. 7. Easy File Organization in Groove Create folders for projects – subfolders – upload files – edit directly in Groove – save to Groove – Shows modified date and individual who last modified the document – Think of Groove as your virtual office – Accessible to all members
  8. 8. Groove Shared Calendar
  9. 9. Sharing the Calendar <ul><li>Share calendar with all members of the workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Vacations </li></ul><ul><li>View by day, week or month </li></ul><ul><li>One calendar – many can view and edit – no more messy desk calendars or more than one calendar to view </li></ul>
  10. 10. Issue Tracking Original Assignment Assign projects – track progress – know the status
  11. 11. Meetings & Minutes <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Your meeting </li></ul><ul><li>is all in one </li></ul><ul><li>place with </li></ul><ul><li>everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually </li></ul><ul><li>Attending. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where Can I Get Microsoft Groove? <ul><li>If you have Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, you may already have Groove as part of the program </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t have Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, you can purchase Groove at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/groove/fx100487641033.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>For a one-time fee of $229.95 </li></ul>
  13. 13. SKYPE – Voice Over IP Phone <ul><li>Free PC to PC telephone calls and video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Real time chat </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost long distance calls </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost local telephone number for incoming and outgoing calls </li></ul><ul><li>Costs less money per year than your office local and long distant telephone services </li></ul>
  14. 14. SKYPE Telephone Software <ul><li>Your Skype contacts are in one place and can be exported from your Microsoft Outlook contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on a name and that begins the process of calling that contact. </li></ul>
  15. 15. File Sharing and Data Transfer <ul><li>When Emailing a large file just doesn’t cut it, Dropbox is a great alternative for transferring the data. </li></ul>Free Version allows you to collaborate, transfer and store up to 2 Gig Paid versions costs $9.95 per month for 50 Gig or $19.99 for 100 Gig This is a free software download that collaborates the files you transfer only with those you invite by email. Very secure and safe alternative to emailing your sensitive files to colleagues.
  16. 16. Interested in Learning More <ul><li>If you are interested in learning more about how you can save your business money by working virtually, collaborating with colleagues, alternative staffing solutions, such as utilizing a virtual assistant, or getting your office set up with Microsoft Groove, please contact The Virtual Paralegal at: </li></ul><ul><li>Dawn M. Draper </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.thevirtualparalegal.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://thevirtualparalegal.wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>© 2009 The Virtual Paralegal – All rights reserved </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have permission to redistribute, sell or copy any material provided in this PowerPoint presentation without the express permission from Dawn M. Draper. </li></ul>
  17. 17. SKYPE Features <ul><li>Free PC to PC Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Real time chat </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of contacts and telephone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Share your documents and pictures as attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost alternative to landline telephones </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.skype.com </li></ul>
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