Difference between “Lotus Notes” and “Lotus Domino” Customers use both these terms interchangeably which often confuses SharePoint developers. Here’s the difference for you: Lotus Notes : name of the Client application installed on user desktop. Needed to access the Lotus Notes mailboxes and applications Lotus Domino : name of the Server. Hosts and runs Lotus Notes applications and messaging components Applications run on the Lotus Domino servers and are accessible either using the Lotus Notes client or a web browser or both. What’s on the Lotus Domino server? Following are the different type of databases you would find on the server: Domino Directory : Maintains Server configuration, user accounts and messaging information. The filename is always “names.nsf”. Domino server cannot run without it. In Microsoft world, these features are spread across the Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint servers System Databases : a set of supporting databases needed to support server and administrative functions Mailboxes : user mailboxes and mail-in databases. In Microsoft world, mailboxes are on the Exchange server and mail-in databases are equivalent to the mail enabled Libraries in SharePoint Application Databases : business applications like document library, discussion forum, employee self service or workflow applications. List/Library and Sites would be the equivalent in SharePoint world Notes Templates : any Lotus Notes database can be saved as a template and then another clone of the application can be created using the template. Lot of Template database ship out of the box in the product. List template and Site template would be the equivalent in SharePoint When migrating messaging infrastructure, you would concentrate on the Domino Directory and Mailboxes on Lotus Domino server. For migrating the application infrastructure, you would concentrate on the Application Databases running on the Lotus Domino server.
Collect a list of relevant LN databases with technical information Interview sessions to clarify the business requirements of all Lotus Notes applications. Technically propose the consolidation of all databases into ..... target applications and suggest the migration path for them: all applications have been verified being adequate to migrate to SharePoint. Estimate the size and complexity of applications. Estimate efforts based on applications’ complexity and norms (which are derived from past projects). Estimate the service cost for full migration of all databases to MOOS 2007 Estimate duration for full migration of all databases to MOOS 2007
Microsoft Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino The Microsoft Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino is a tool that helps organizations to analyze their Lotus Notes/Domino application environment. It generates reports based on a number of application properties such as last accessed/modified dates, template types and the presence of workflow. Based upon the reports generated by this tool, customers can quickly identify applications that should not be migrated (such as administration applications or unused applications), applications that can easily be migrated to Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) templates and applications that require additional analysis. 2. Microsoft Transporter Suite Transporter Suite contains a set of tools for migrations from both Lotus Domino Servers, and generic IMAP/POP sources. For Lotus Domino the suite contains a set of tools for Directory and Free/Busy interoperability between Lotus Domino 6, 7 and 8 and Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2003/2008 Active Directory. In addition for Lotus Domino the suite contains migration tools to migrate users, groups, personal address lists, mailboxes, personal mail archives, and applications from Lotus Domino 5, 6, 7 or 8 to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. For generic POP/IMAP servers the suite contains a set of tools to bulk migrate mailboxes from any generic email servers that support the POP3 or IMAP4 protocol to mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007 3. Microsoft Transporter Suite 2007 for Lotus Domino Demo The Transporter Suite 2007 for Lotus Domino to analyze your existing Lotus Domino applications and create general and custom reports for them. The demo also showcases the command line interface capabilities of the Transporter Suite 2007 that allow administrators to filter, manipulate, and export application data for custom reporting and analysis.