Tools for Moving to a Microsoft Collaboration Platform

Blogs about the tools and solutions used in moving to a Microsoft collaboration platform.

April, 2006

  • From the MailBag

    Do we support the latest NotesConn and CalCon connecting to a Domino Server running on VMWare? This was not officially tested, but we will support provided that any issue found is not specific to the VM topology. (IE: We can reproduce the same issue...
  • Notes Minder is not your friend

    Notes Minder is a little utility that can be installed on Lotus Notes client workstations to monitor user’s mail and calendars so that users are notified when they have new mail or calendar alarms when Lotus Notes is not running. However, if this tool...
  • Friday FAQ

    Can you advise on how I can get the output of the App Analyzer 2006 in Excel format instead of PDF? When viewing the reports, select the Export option and then select the Save as Type drop down menu -- you will be given four format options: PDF...
  • Document Link OLE option with the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes

    As mentioned previously there are three options for converting document links from Domino to Exchange; RTF, OLE, and URL. The URL shortcut option for Doc Link conversion is the customer preferred option since most customers like the URL simplicity and...
  • Options for Document Link Conversion using the Connector for Lotus Notes

    The purpose of this blog describes the three options available for converting Lotus Notes Document Links during transport from Domino to Exchange when using the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes. The three options are listed on the General...
  • To link or not to link... that is the question

    We get a lot of questions about mail co-existence and document links so I wanted to quickly blog about how doc links work in Messaging Co-Existence Using Links: The idea behind a link in a message is, instead of sending the actual document in a...
  • A Week in the Life of SWOT

    Hi again! Hey we’ve talked a lot over the past few weeks about our various roles and responsibilities. One of the things that thought would be interesting to people is what someone on our SWOT team does. So the week that is – SWOT Team this week...
  • How to Engage SWOT

    Hi Again! Its me, that annoying SWOT blogger. This blog is all about the ways you can interact with SWOT going forward. Seems like a pretty dry topic – but muddle through and I will try to make it at least a little entertaining! I want to...
  • Friday Mailbag

    Is there any way to boost the speed of migrating mail with Exchange Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes? You should expect to migrate approximately 1-1.5GB per hour with the current tool. Can I use the Coex & Migration tools against Domino 4 servers...
  • A week in the life of a PM

    Last week was crazy balancing between my day job of building the next round of tools and a slew of customer/partner meetings. It was abnormally busy but I wanted to pass on a couple of interesting discussions from the customer/partner meetings. ...
  • Message fidelity between Outlook and Notes

    Often, companies are in a scenario where they need to concurrently support both Domino and Exchange servers (and Notes and Outlook clients). The Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes tool that was released last December has been updated to improve the fidelity...
  • Introducing Jim Byer

    Hi, my name is Jim Byer. I am a fairly new Tester on the Migration Tools team. I have been a Tester at Microsoft for 9 years and worked at Novell for 5 years before that. Even though I have remained in Test throughout my career, I have had a lot of coding...
  • Data Migrator Private Beta is Underway

    I am excited to let people know that we released a private beta of the Data Migrator 2006, which is a tool focused on migrating data from Notes databases to SharePoint Products and Technologies. We already have several customers trying the tool and migrating...
  • Talk Show...(Webcast Report)

    Whew, been a very busy week, but I wanted to let you know how the webcast on Wednesday went. ( check it out here ) First off, It felt much more like a radio show, with a host doing a monologue and taking calls from time-to-time. My take is that it validated...
  • Friday Mailbag

    An administrator is trying to add an Organizational unit (OU) which contains Exchange mailbox enabled users under "Export Containers" tab on Connector for Lotus Notes, but he is getting the following error " Insufficient rights permissions on the selected...