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My team and I are starting to use a Sharepoint site (2007 if it matters) to keep versions of documents, instead of emailing them back and forth, and having to manually know who has the lastest copy or not.

I am using a laptop, however, and do not always have connectivity.

Is it conveniently possible to keep a mirror of the entire library, latest versions of each file, on my laptop for mobile/disconnected use?

If I make edits on the road, and someone else has edited the same document before I reconnect, I'll deal with the consequences; I'm mostly after a read-only copy for reference purposes, but with the ability to edit and re-sync if possible.

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You can use Microsoft Groove (part of Office 2007) or Microsoft SharePoint Workspace (Office 2010). Groove became MS Workspace in 2010. Here is the TechNet overview of SharePoint Workspace: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee649102.aspx

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I believe Workspaces only work with SharePoint 2010 –  Bryan Smith Sep 13 '11 at 14:55
    
I verified on my end and they do not work with 2007 sites, so yes, Groove is the way to go. –  John Chapman Sep 13 '11 at 17:46

Yes, you can use Microsoft Groove 2007 for that. I seem to recall there are a couple 3rd party vendors that have off line functionality.

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