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.


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

  • I believe Workspaces only work with SharePoint 2010 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. 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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