Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to
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Thomas Duff
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Software Engineer
Cambia Health
Portland, Oregon
US
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@duffbert
duffbert@gmail.com
duffbert.com /
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Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World
Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World
Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World
Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World
Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World
Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World
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Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World

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Imagine you are a developer, administrator, or business person who uses IBM Lotus Notes (yes, it still exists!), and your IT department one day announces that your organization is migrating to SharePoint. Should you celebrate? Should you start looking for another job? Will your world as you know it cease to exist?

In this session, you will receive a practical and realistic view of what a migration from Notes to SharePoint involves. You will understand the gaps between the migration vendor promises and the reality of what it takes to move an application to the new SharePoint platform. As a business person, you will gain an understanding of how your business processes might work within SharePoint. As a developer, you will discover the basic skillsets needed to start delivering functional SharePoint sites that deliver value to the business. As an administrator, you will start to get a handle on the parts of your Microsoft environment that are involved in running a SharePoint installation.

Based on five years of successes and scars in a migration effort, I will help you avoid some of the headaches and heartburn that are part of any large-scale migration project. There is life after Notes, and you can be a star in your new world.

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  • Hi, Lars... Thanks for the kind words.

    Governance is as big a deal in SharePoint as it is in Notes, and you can *easily* recreate all the problems you have in your Notes environment in SharePoint. :) Neither tool has absolutely everything you might want to see as part of governance, so gaps will need to be filled with 3rd party tools, much like in Notes. Having said that, SharePoint *does* have some interesting ways to add information policies into the environment that are fully integrated within SharePoint, and to use those policies for e-Discovery. Again, 'the G word' is a massive topic, and no one does it perfectly or without effort.

    As you point out, it used to be that 'creating a database' was just something you were able to do as part of the Notes client. Since SharePoint is part of the Microsoft Office suite/family, it feels more like that original concept, where I can go into my site, create a new list, set up custom fields, etc. Not everyone will want to do that all the time (or ever), but it's there.
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  • Brilliant stuff, Tom!

    A question on slide 30: I agree that the potential for the business user to be a more active part is greater in Sharepoint.
    This used to be great in Notes too, back when 'Designer' wasn't a separate client, and everybody could create databases.
    IIRC, 'Governance issues' was cited as a major reason to restrict the average user from the ability to develop.
    Wouldn't the same challenge exist in Sharepoint, which is often called out for being 'lacking' in the governance area?
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Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World

  1. 1. Life After IBM Lotus Notes: How to Successfully Transition to a SharePoint World Thomas Duff US, GMT -8 April 16th /17th, 2014
  2. 2. Software Engineer Cambia Health Portland, Oregon US Contact @duffbert duffbert@gmail.com duffbert.com / sharepointduffbert.com
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