News

Lotus-to-Microsoft Migration Tool Offered

Unify Corp. is offering a product that lets companies switch their IBM Lotus Notes e-mail and collaboration applications to the Microsoft Office system.

The company's product, called Microsoft Edition of Composer for Lotus Notes, can capture both template-based and custom Lotus Notes applications, exposing them as services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The migrated Lotus Notes components can then be supported by Microsoft's SharePoint, Visual Studio and SQL Server solutions.

"Composer addresses one of the biggest challenges for Notes organizations today -- migrating custom Lotus Notes applications to an SOA architecture," stated Todd Wille, CEO of Unify, in a press release.

Unify's press release described the process of reassembling Lotus Notes applications using Composer.

The solution moves the Lotus Notes data into a SQL Server database and the business logic is restructured as C#-based Web services in Visual Studio. The user interface "is transformed into SharePoint Lists, Web Parts or ASP.NET applications," according to the press release. Finally, the access control list is mapped to Microsoft Active Directory Services to maintain security.

Unify's solution can accomplish this migration while "retaining the value of the Notes business logic, workflow and data," according to Wille.

About the Author

Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.

Featured

  • Microsoft In Talks To Acquire TikTok

    A deal between Microsoft and Beijing-based ByteDance is in the works that would have Microsoft acquiring some of ByteDance's holdings in the TikTok social media service.

  • Some Cortana Features Ending as Part of Microsoft 365 Shift

    Microsoft may be promoting Cortana more as a Microsoft 365 business perk, but the digital assistant will soon see several of its capabilities falling out of support.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

  • Tasks in Teams Starts Rolling Out to Some Microsoft 365 Users

    Tasks in Teams, which pulls together information from Microsoft task-creation apps like Planner and To Do, has started rolling out to "a small group" of Microsoft 365 users.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.