Tool to Help Migrate from Notes to Office

Today, Microsoft announced they will be releasing a free set of tools to help Lotus Notes and Domino users move to Microsoft Office platforms, according to this article from WindowsITPro.

“Today we are responding to the strong demand we’re seeing from customers using Lotus Notes/Domino who are planning a transition to … the Office system of programs, servers and services,” says Microsoft corporate vice president Kurt DelBene. “This announcement is a big step in our overall strategy toward helping these customers make the move so they can begin to take advantage of our platform’s benefits.”

The new and updated tools include:

- Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino, which will analyze Notes/Domino environments and recommend how to migrate those applications to Microsoft’s platforms. It will ship in the first quarter of 2006, according to Microsoft.

- Data Migrator 2006 for Lotus Domino, a new tool that will help organizations migrate data stored in Domino to Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). It will ship in the second quarter of 2005.

- Three new Windows SharePoint Services Application Templates, which will join the 30 application templates Microsoft first released in August 2005. The new templates include Discussion Database, Team Work Site and Document Library; they are available today.

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