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January 16, 2006

“Red Bull” about to charge into email and collaboration migration

Posted by David Hunter at 11:35 AM ET.

As mentioned last week, Microsoft plans to roll out a new suite (codenamed “Red Bull”) of migration tools to help convert business email and collaboration users to Exchange and Sharepoint from competitive products. Elizabeth Montalbano has more details at TechWorld:

There are two free software tools, the Microsoft Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino and Microsoft Data Migrator 2006 for Lotus Domino, Murff said. Both will soon appear for download on Microsoft’s website.

Microsoft Application Analyzer describes existing Lotus applications and recommends to what Microsoft collaboration environment the applications can most easily migrate. Microsoft Data Migrator takes key information from Lotus Notes templates and moves them to a Windows Sharepoint Services Web site for use with a Microsoft-based collaboration application.

Microsoft is also introducing three Windows Sharepoint Services application templates – Discussion Database, Team Room and Document Library – that have a similar look and feel to Notes templates. They will be available tomorrow.

These are arriving just before IBM’s Lotusphere event starting on the 22nd. No word in this article on the promised migration tools for Novell Groupwise.

Filed under Coopetition, Exchange, IBM, Novell, OS - Server, Servers, Windows SharePoint Services

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2 Responses to ““Red Bull” about to charge into email and collaboration migration”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft Announces New Migration Tools for Notes Customers Says:

    [...] As had been rumored. Microsoft launched some new tools for migrating customers from IBM’s Lotus Notes/Domino email and collaboration system to Microsoft’s Exchange Server and Windows Sharepoint Services. Cut to the press release: As part of its broader strategy to make it easier for Lotus Notes/Domino organizations to move to the Microsoft collaboration platform, Microsoft Corp. today announced a suite of new and updated tools to help organizations analyze their Notes/Domino application environment and move important application data to Microsoft’s collaboration platform. These tools, which will be available for free download, include the Microsoft® Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino, Microsoft Data Migrator 2006 for Lotus Domino, and new Windows® SharePoint® Services Application Templates. All of the above won’t be available until later in the year. [...]

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