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Month: October 2008

The fun part of migration efforts

The fun part of migration efforts

Standard disclaimer – the ‘migratenotes’ posts come from a Notes Migration blog that I wrote from 2007-2010.  More Info ——- There is one part of migrating to a new platform that I am truly enjoying — the cleanup work on the Notes/Domino system. I love taking an old, cumbersome app, and refactoring the code into a quick, simple design with significant performance and UI improvements. I can usually reduce the support needs at the same time, frequently reducing the headcount…

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Correcting My Ignorance

Correcting My Ignorance

Standard disclaimer – the ‘migratenotes’ posts come from a Notes Migration blog that I wrote from 2007-2010.  More Info ——- A year ago on this blog, I listed some Notes functions that did not have equivalents in SharePoint. Over this past year, as I learned more, I learned that I was just plain wrong. So let me take the time to correct my statements,  and lay out the functions in SharePoint to replace the following Notes functions: Hide-Whens – Can…

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Disconnecting the Data Infrastructure

Disconnecting the Data Infrastructure

Standard disclaimer – the ‘migratenotes’ posts come from a Notes Migration blog that I wrote from 2007-2010.  More Info ——- One of the challenges we’ve encountered as we migrate application off of Lotus Notes and over to SharePoint is what I call the “data infrastructure.” There may be a better term for this, I dunno… but I am talking about those Notes databases that are shared data repositories for the enterprise, but not applications unto themselves. For example, we have…

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“Bad” Technical Answers to Problems

“Bad” Technical Answers to Problems

Standard disclaimer – the ‘migratenotes’ posts come from a Notes Migration blog that I wrote from 2007-2010.  More Info ——- Not much posting recently because nothing profound has been going on. We’ve been moving Notes apps over to SharePoint, doing easy stuff first. Simple forms and workflows that can turn into a sharepoint list, calendars, discussions, etc. Just a couple tidbits we’ve learned: 1) If a user needs to see the old data for a fixed amount of time, we…

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