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Lotus Notes and File System consolidated into SharePoint 2013

Center of Excellence for SharePoint migration provides consulting services for successful consolidation of Enterprise Contents on SharePoint 2013.

Migration framework from Lotus Notes to SharePoint 2013

Migration is handled as two separate engagements

  1. Lotus Notes applications and environment assessment
  2. Lotus Notes applications migration

Assessment exercise will create a roadmap for application migration from Lotus Notes to suitable platforms preferably SharePoint 2013. This involves capturing the business and technical requirements for scoping, effort estimation, and planning.

Assessment of Lotus Notes applications for developing a migration roadmap

The number and complexity of applications determine the final migration cost and aim of the assessment is to minimize the migration cost. The migration cost can be minimized by following approach:

  1. Large number of any Lotus Notes portfolio can be rationalized by analyzing application usage and size characteristics to minimize the number of migrations needed. SAI rationalization framework helps to make informed decisions on the application migration.
  2. Applications with similar design and functionality can be grouped minimizing the number of applications created on the target platform.
  3. Identify the Map the existing functionalities to SharePoint 2013 design. Potential SharePoint candidate targets are described in the table below.



Target Mapping

Standard Template Applications

Team Room

SharePoint Team Site template

Standard Template Applications

Document Library

SharePoint Discussion board template

Standard Template Applications


SharePoint Discussion board template

Non Standard Template Applications

SharePoint Templates

  • Out of box workflows
  • Out of box web parts,
  • Out of box Web part pages,
  • Out of box SharePoint features and Sites
  • Out of box Search, Security, Reports, Mail
  • Validations using Java Scripts/ JQuery, Client Object Model

SharePoint Features

  • SharePoint Designer workflows / Master pages
  • Customizing list/libraries pages using SharePoint Designer
  • Validations using Java Scripts/ JQuery, Client Object Model
  • InfoPath without code behind [Design and Publishing the forms]
  • Event handlers and mail flow [Mail body customization]
  • Simple web part development using Visual Studio

SharePoint Custom Solution

  • Complex Web parts development using Visual Studio
  • SharePoint custom complex workflows development (Windows Workflow Foundation + Visual Studio)
  • Customizing list/ libraries pages using modules (ASPX pages) or InfoPath with code behind

SAI Migration Factory Model is based on 'wave-based' application migration approach. This will provide a repeatable process and ability to measure success through program life cycle.

SharePoint migration wave methodology

Application Block

Migration roadmap from assessment exercise will allow applications to be grouped called as Application Block. Wave will contain one or more Application Blocks.

Lotus note migration wave methodolgy

Release Cycle

Application Block migration will have defined phases, activities, entry, and exit criteria.

Lotus Notes migration framework to SharePoint