Friday Mailbag

Are there any new SharePoint templates available for SharePoint 2007 that might be helpful when migrating from Lotus Notes?   Absolutely! The “fabulous 40” will be available shortly. Keep watching this site for more information.  The Product Teams are making great investments focused on Domino migrations. What about other technologies such as Novell Groupwise?   Because…

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The long-hard days in the fall

The fall of ‘05 was an interesting time for our team.  We had been pulling long hours for several months working on several projects  (getting ready for the initial release of the messaging tools, revamp of the Application Analyzer, and starting work on the Application Transporter.)  Those were long-long-hard days, but it was great seeing…

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From the mailbag…

What can I do to prepare for the new 2007 version of the interoperability and migration tools for Lotus Domino and Microsoft?   Familiarize yourself with PowerShell, make sure you’re comfortable with configuring SMTP for both Exchange and Domino and get your hands on the beta copies of Exchange, Office and SharePoint 2007.   Are…

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Quiet blog lately

An IBM blogger mentioned that our blog has been pretty quiet lately. It’s true – as the product team (rather than a Marketing or Sales group) we have been heads down working on the 2007 version of our coexistence and migration tools. They’re coming along really well now – we’re on schedule to ship when…

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Friday Mailbag

My customer mandates encryption between their clients within to the company mail system. Currently they use the built in Lotus Notes/Domino encryption. What are my options when we add Exchange into the mix since S/MIME and Lotus Notes/Domino encryption do not work over the current connector ?   You will need to use SMTP for…

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Friday Mailbag

Is there a way to get additional logging information when I run the Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes?  Yes, there is a way. Run notesmig.exe>logfile.txt from a command prompt to log information about the migration process and status in the associated log file.  When will we see tools that migrate to the 2007 products (Exchange…

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Migration Wizard seem slow?

Generally, slowness in the initial migration (which is normally manifested by a delay in the initial messages starting to migrate) is because the migration wizard is waiting for the AD to replicate the directory information.    When the migration wizard create sa mailbox (or NT Account) it can take up to 15 min before the…

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Friday Mailbag

I’ve setup the mapping tables so that certain attributes  such as Pager replicate from Active Directory to the Domino Directory, but it doesn’t seem to work. Most attributes are there, but certain ones like pager aren’t being replicated.   The issue is that pager isn’t set to replicate to the Global Catalogs in the Active…

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Integrating Communicator Awareness with Notes Applications

Okay, some of the recent blogs on this site have been extremely technical and what I would consider “useful, but BORING !!!”   So I thought I would spice it up a little and show you an interesting integration function that was demonstrated during my customer visits last week. So for those of you who have…

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Friday Q&A

Do you have to specify each OU in the Export Container in the Connector for Lotus Notes ?   No, you can specify a top level OU and will search the sub OU’s. Ensure your Import Container is not located in the same OU as the Export Container.   How can I synchronize MailInDatabase directory…

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