Virtual Earth has just been updated to Version 6 with a much cooler user interface.  I downloaded the latest JavaScript from http://dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6,

updated the script file in the workspace, and this is what I got:  Virtual Earth in Groove
If you have added the Geo-Collaboration tool to your workspace and you want to to use Virtual Earth 6:

  1. Edit each of the forms:
  2. Add the script http://dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6,  to the form scripts list (it will take a moment to download)
  3. Save the form
  4. Save the workspace sandbox.

This solution demonstration has taken on a life of its own and from what I've been told, it has been shown to some pretty interesting organizations. Here's what it can do:

  • Secure geo-collaboration
  • It is part of a Groove peer-to-peer workspace which includes other tools like discussions, files, chat, and other tools
  • Easily configurable and adaptable to solution needs

Here is an invite to the workspace if you want to see it in action:

New to Groove?
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      Download a free trial version of Microsoft Office Groove 2007 and accept the invitation by clicking on the link below:
      http://invitation.groove.microsoft.com/download/?Invitation=68A3A46B-9664-420B-9346-5598A129730C

Already Have Groove?
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      Accept the invitation by clicking on the link below:
      http://invitation.groove.microsoft.com/?Invitation=68A3A46B-9664-420B-9346-5598A129730C

 

Microsoft Office Groove 2007 software allows groups of people to work together securely as if they're in the same location.  Groove has everything your group needs to share files, manage projects, conduct meetings, and get work done.

For more information about Groove go to http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/rlidGrooveC103?clid=en-us