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I know, sometimes the Friday mailbag comes on Saturday, sometimes it's even later, but this week...I'm posting it on Thursday!  Just trying to keep you on your toes.

Is there a way to automatically import the calendar item attachment file (.SC2 file) in Outlook after a user is migrated from Lotus Notes?

If Outlook has never been launched before on the workstation, the SC2 file will be imported automatically by default.  Otherwise, you can reset the first run key.  For more information see the Office Resource Kit and this Knowledge Base article. 

 

Is there a way to automatically populate the forwarding address on user’s Lotus Domino Person Documents?  The forwarding address resolves the scenario where an existing Notes user replies to an old email from the “migrated” Notes user.

Yes, you can write an agent in the Domino Directory that will populate the forwarding address field based on the conditions you specify in the agent.

 

Below is a simple formula that populates the Forwarding Address field with the user's shortname@microsoft.com --

SELECT @All;
FIELD MailAddress := shortname+"@microsoft.com"

You would then set this agent to run on selected documents. Select the docs that should be updated and run the agent.  (Always test first before you run on lots of docs.)

Of course, the structure of the forwarding address might be more complex, which would require a different and more complex formula for the agent. You may want to work with someone who is familiar with writing Notes formulas.

 

If you are using Calendar Connector for free/busy lookups, the Calendar Domain field will also need to be populated via this agent so that free/busy lookups continue to work properly.

Have a great weekend!

- Amy

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  • "Yes, you can write an agent in the Domino Directory that will populate the forwarding address field based on the conditions you specify in the agent."

    Amy that is a bit ambiguous. Mind explaining that a bit further? If it is just one I can understand this but maybe something a little more in depth might be helpful.

  • Thanks for the question.  I'll give you a general formula that you would use in an agent, that simply populates the Forwarding Address field with the user's shortname@microsoft.com --

    SELECT @All;
    FIELD MailAddress := shortname+"@microsoft.com"

    You would then set this agent to run on selected documents. Select the docs that should be updated and run the agent.  (Always test first before you run on lots of docs.)

    Of course, the structure of the forwarding address might be more complex, which would require a different and more complex formula for the agent. You may want to work with someone who is familiar with writing Notes formulas.

  • Appreciate the suggestion. Was just trying to figure out how one could deal with the complex situations. Fair 'nuff....

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