Category Archives: Lotus Notes

Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: How to Transfer Lotus Notes Contacts to Outlook

Continuing the Lotus Notes to Micrsoft Exchange Migration theme from my last two post, I have to mention a utility that made my job of transferring contacts from Lotus Notes to Outlook a lot easier.

Generally Lotus Notes contacts are stored in a file called names.nsf. It’s a bit painful to export these contacts  in CSV format and use the Outlook import utility to get them in the Outlook Contacts lists because there’s field mappings involved which I’m not particularly fond of. Personally I found this process very clumsy.

There is a better way to transfer Lotus Notes contacts to Outlook with the help of Personal NAB Import/Export Utility from IBM.

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Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: How to send Lotus Notes Database links from Outlook – Part I

Having migrated from a Domino mail to Exchange mail is a massive change not just for us admin guys but also for our users. Lotus Notes was used not just for our email/calendar/contacts but also for our business workflows such as leave management, room booking system, discussion boards and many other admin related processes. We have countless databases that houses information that are still used day-to-day by our users.

One problem that arised with the move to Outlook is the users’ inability to email Lotus Notes database or documents links from Outlook.

In Lotus Notes, when making a reference to a document or a database it was easy to just email the link it.

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