Article: IBM Lotus Domino or Microsoft Exchange?

by Rafael Osipov




IBM Lotus Domino or Microsoft Exchange?


The severe competition continues for many years between two main leaders in collaboration solutions IBM and Microsoft. Whether the choice of a platform influences the ordinary user? The both of software giants put efforts to improve working conveniences for end Internet users. Taking into account that the products value is approximately the same worldwide, new ideas of the platforms integration have appeared. Interesting projects have being realized in the both companies.


Free addon for Outlook: Notes Connector


Microsoft supports free addon for Microsoft Outlook client, which allows connection to message/collaboration server Lotus Domino. Office Outlook Connector for IBM Lotus Domino enables using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Outlook 2002 to access email messages, calendar, address book, and To Do (task) items on an IBM Lotus Domino Release 5.x or Release 6.x server.


Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook 6.5.1


The new IBM Lotus Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook 6.5.1 provides the solution for businesses looking to migrate away from Microsoft Exchange, but don't want to retrain their users. Now company employees can continue using their existing Outlook client for messaging, calendar and scheduling, and personal information management (PIM) services, with replacing Microsoft Exchange server infrastructure to Lotus Domino servers, running on the hardware and operation system of their choice, including Linux.


Platforms support


For Lotus Domino 6.5: Microsoft Windows family (95 SE, 98, NT SP6a, 2000 SP3, XP, 2003); Sun Solaris; Linux, United Linux.


For Lotus Notes 6.5: Microsoft Windows family; Macintosh OS X (10.1 and 10.2).


For Lotus Domino Web Access 6.5: Microsoft Windows family; Red Hat Linux, v. 7.2 or 8.0, SuSE Linux, v. 8.0, United Linux, v. 1.0. It supports the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer v. 5.5 and 6.0; Mozilla, v. 1.3.1 Linuxclient.


About The Author


Rafael Osipov
Principal CLP IBM Lotus Domino 6 Application Developer
Certified Professional Ecommerce Concepts Analyst
RafaelO@albaspectrum.com


Rafael Osipov is a Software Developer in Alba Spectrum Technologies (www.albaspectrum.com), US nationwide consulting and development company, specializing in Microsoft Business Solutions products, Microsoft Great Plains Dexterity, Microsoft CRM SDK programming. http://www.albaspectrum.com/Lotus/OffshoreLotus.htm


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