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Why did Microsoft cripple Groove?

I'm currently trying to use Microsoft Groove 2007 as a collaboration tool to gather requirements. What I like about tools like Groove is:

- You can open and edit an entry without having to start an additional application (like word, excel)
- You can copy and paste pictures (screenshots) directly into an entry
- You don't have to save and re-attach changed files
- You can work offline
- Groove works inside and outside of our network out-of-the-box
- We have (as a Microsoft Gold Partner) 100 licenses available

What I don't understand about the current offering is that a lot of tools available in the last version have been removed:

The following tools and toolsets are no longer available for adding to new or existing workspaces: Contact Manager, Discussion, Document Review, Outliner, Task Manager, Text, Tic-Tac-Toe, Web Links, Welcome Page, Advanced Project Toolset, and Mobile Workspace for SharePoint.
(Source: Microsoft Office Groove Help)

There is also a large set of other feature…