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.