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Wed 8 Nov 2017, 09:54 PM
With all the talk, whether optimistic, pessimistic or snarky, about Notes/Domino 10, one thing I haven't heard much is what people wish would be in there. Yes, it will be a new version. Yes, it will be a strong affirmation to those companies still using Notes/Domino that product support will be around for the foreseeable future.

But what do you actually want the version to look like? Do you care about a Notes client, or are you only focused on Domino? Do you want as little change as necessary, or as much as possible?

Personally, I like the Notes client and think it offers a lot of value, though I wish I could dump Eclipse and still get Domino Designer. I also like the Domino server, though I find XPages tedious. I'd like to see enhancements to use Domino as a web platform aside from XPages. Not necessarily classic Domino web design, but ways to blend backend Domino with front end frameworks.

My wishes tend to be related to extensibility, partly because I like to sell extensions,. and partly because building an ecosystem is the key to building a stronger product. Neither IBM nor HCL will be able to meet everybody's needs, so we need entry points and events and components where we can plug in value. I want those for Domino, for Notes, for XPages, for everything. I wish for some JSON support inside the product. Also, my pet peeve is that I'd really like proper support for PNGs in Notes. Rich text supports them. Why the hell can't you import them manually? Grr. (Yes, you can import them with Midas, but really?)

Anyway, what are your wishes?

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Tue 7 Nov 2017, 06:04 PM
We released CoexLinks Migrate 4.10 today officially (some customers had it already). Along with performance enhancements and some fidelity enhancements, we've added the ability to export Calendar & Scheduling items to ICS format. I put out a video showing some of this, but I'll just repeat the two images I posted before for comparison.

Whether you actively use Notes/Domino email now and want to migrate to Microsoft Exchange or G-Suite or whatever, or simply have legacy email databases which you need moved to a more standard format, CoexLinks Migrate can handle the job.

If you would like to try CoexLinks Migrate 4.10 out for yourself, just request an evaluation license. If for any reason it does not meet or exceed your expectations, please let us know and we will whip ourselves with wet noodles most vigorously before fixing whatever the problem is. (We can't refund your money, because it is a free evaluation.)

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Thu 2 Nov 2017, 03:06 PM
If it is time to migrate or archive legacy Notes/Domino email, don't forget the calendaring and scheduling pieces. Whether you are following archival requirements for regulatory compliance, or just want to be sure you have the details to CYA if somebody challenges you, a calendar event should be preserved.
But is it? Have you tested how your migration handles even something as basic as attachments, not to mention images, doclinks, tables, etc.?
While you ponder that, take a few minutes (about three) and watch how CoexLinks Migrate handles the issue. Then, even if you've already made a migration decision, you can talk about how to cover your collective butts, either by switching to CoexLinks Migrate or by using it to supplement your chosen solution. As I mention in the video, CoexLinks Migrate is usually used in batch mode to export an entire database, but in Version 4.10 we have included an export filter to allow selected documents to be exported to ICS or EML format using the regular File - Export logic ion Notes.
If you don't have even 3 minutes to spare, just ask yourself which of the migrated Outlook events below is likely to be more useful. Or request an evaluation license and try for yourself.
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