Tuesday, October 31, 2006

MOSS 2007 Beta 2 TR Installation

Link for Beta 2 TR installation
Note  : You need to have MOSS Beta 2 installaed in your machine before upgrading with MOSS 2007 Beta 2 TR version .

Friday, October 13, 2006

Lotus Notes - MOSS 2007 :Feature Mapping

In my last article was on migration approach from Lotus Notes to MOSS 2007 , well that itself was a daunting task .You get that part
"RIGHT" and life is heaven .
One fine Weekend  morning i decided to have a look to one of the Lotus application to be migrated to MOSS 2007, i preffered to sit with my Lotus Notes expert in order to explore the "Maze " of Lotus platform , didnt wanted to get lost :-)

Well the application to be dissected was a kind of manual application  which stores the information about organization in hierarchical format.
Lotus notes expert were on it and during dissection it came to my notice that there are multiple forms in one application ,each form with different fields.

As per my understanding of the not so old days of SPS 2003, its only possible to have   list with multiple fields(ie in lotus notes term one form with multiple field) .

Then came the question of life "How am i gonna migrated this multiple form thingy to my MOSS 2007" .My instant reaction GOD "SOS"

Well i feel god heard :) and "Wollah" there is  a new feature in MOSS 2007 named "CONTENT TYPES" . I have started loving this product now .

In simple terms "Content Types" are entities which to stores multiple content in same object(every content type can have different fields)

So in simple terms

LOTUS NOTES                             MOSS2007

Notes Form <---------------------------> Content Type
Fields   <---------------------------------->  Fields


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tool for Lotus Notes Application Migration

During my current Lotus to SharePoint migration the mail concern was the migration approach and cost associated with it . There were 2 options :
1)Either create a migration tool as per requirement which means a good number of  Person Hours
2)Second approach is to buy a third party tool ,but in this case as there arevery few lotus application to be migrated and that too they were simple ones so buying a tool was not a right decision and was not even good fit for  budgetting of the project .

After lots of research i got the "Microsoft Application Transporter 2006 for Lotus Domino" from Microsoft .Download from " http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6066e89-7690-44a4-86d6-ab1d60808022&DisplayLang=en"
Now this fits to our requirment and i must say that tool is good enough for simple and average complexity  Lotus notes application migration


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