Ed Brill (Lotus) on his visit to The Netherlands and a Microsoft event

Ed Brill: “Another related question was about Microsoft marketing. In the Netherlands, Microsoft and a partner are doing a seminar in two weeks that is (now) called ‘The future direction of Lotus Notes: Migrate to the Microsoft platform and reap the rewards of collaboration’. I gather that this has not been organized by Gary Devendorf and the Domino+.NET contingent. According to the SNUG attendees, the seminar invitation on the Microsoft website has changed…a previous version apparently claimed that Lotus Notes will cease to exist. The good news is that some very loyal Lotus supporters are planning to attend the seminar — I’m sure it will be interesting for them to hear Microsoft’s perspective. Even more interesting would be if Microsoft has a roadmap to share — since there is no announced future version of Exchange, the Edge Services product planned for 2005 appears to be slipping, and SharePoint appears to have limited traction in the Dutch market. ”

Ed Brill of Lotus presented on a Notes User Group meeting. He also did a poll among the group and concluded that there were not much SharePoint users. Strange isn’t it ?. His conclusion that SharePoint has limited traction in The Netherlands may be biased 🙂 but is defenitly a wrong one.
Much talk aparently about a seminar that Microsoft has organised to educate organisations from their perspective, maybe the “very loyal Lotus supporters” who plan to attend get some new insights …