Category Archives: Outlook 2007

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

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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How to Create an All Documents view in Outlook

Unlike Lotus Notes, by default Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 doesn’t have an All Documents view. After migrating from Lotus to Exchange naturally we moved from Lotus Notes to Outlook email client. Doing so one of the first thing many of our users asked about was these feature. Below are the steps to quicky create an All Documents view in Outlook using the Outlook search function.

To create an All Documents view in Outlook:

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