Migrating from Lotus Notes to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform

This week Microsoft released a number of a new/updated documents on Lotus Notes / Domino migration to / co-existing with the Microsoft platform :

Migrating from Lotus Notes to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform

This document provides you with a high-level overview of the process of analyzing and planning a migration from Lotus Notes to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform. It introduces the various tools available for coexisting these two environments as well as for migrating the Domino Directory, mail, and applications.

Additional information is available at the Resources for Moving to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform Web site, including downloads of the tools, additional detailed documentation, and helpful resources.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Coexistence and Migration for Lotus Domino Mail

Microsoft has updated the tools used for Lotus Notes/Domino Directory and mail co-existence and migration to Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003. The tools include:

Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes Provides directory synchronization between Domino Directory and Active Directory® directory service, and mail routing between the two environments.

Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes Allows free/busy lookups between Microsoft Office Outlook® and Notes user calendars.

Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes Migrates data from Notes users’ mail databases to Exchange mailboxes and creates or updates Active Directory entries accordingly.

Application Analysis Envisioning Process

The Application Analysis Envisioning Process (AAEP) for Lotus Notes applications provides a process to identify and classify Lotus Notes applications, understand their core components and functionality, and provide accurate guidance for recommended target solution. The primary goal of this process is to encourage a standard approach that can be used to define migration and target solution recommendations, as well as estimate migration costs and timelines.