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SharePoint – A Partner and Customer Perspective
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Gary Walsh    

Over the past decade SharePoint has gained market share and Notes/Domino has lost.  With more and more Lotus partners being forced into migration projects, more accurate information is becoming available on how the two compare.

Marten

Marten Vosmer of Lialis B.V. in the Netherlands did a session at EngageUG 2016 that described in detail his process for moving Notes/Domino applications to SharePoint.  In his presentation he offered this sound byte that I found to be an excellent high level comparison.

“With Notes you are given nothing, and you can code anything. With SharePoint you are given everything, and you can code nothing.”

Marten would be the first to agree that this is not 100% true, but it gets the point across.

For more information, read Marten’s article here.

Glenn

At IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando a fews months back I met up with Glenn Boudreaux.  He is the development manager for a firm near Spokane Washington. In a previous life he was challenged with moving Notes applications to SharePoint.  Knowing both the Domino and SQL side of things, he selected what he felt was a relatively simple application.   The net result was that it took almost a year to complete the project.  Glenn’s article is available on LinkedIn Pulse.



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MWLUG 2017 – We Believe!
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 5:22p   Gary Walsh
They call Toronto “Leaf Nation”, because so many of the population are passionate about the hockey team, the “Toronto Maple Leafs”.  No matter where the team sits in the standings, they “believe”.   The Notes and Domino community has been like that too over the last decade or so.  Regardless of how the technology is trending, they believe it is the best. MWLUG 2017 in Virginia this past August, like most of the Lotus User Group type events, was a gathering
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Why we DO migrate code.
Tue, Jun 27th 2017 1:28p   John Ryan
I decided to write a blog entry on the issue of migrating Notes application code when migrating Notes applications to DOCOVA.  When I say “code”, I mean the LotusScript and @formula language that is contained in Notes applications. Now, I’ve seen some blogs and vendor web pages that espouse how you should NOT attempt to migrate the code.  These vendors typically want to convince you that you should re-develop your Notes applications on their platforms.  I get it.  That repr
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 17: Input translation and input validation formulas
Thu, May 25th 2017 1:51p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 17 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  The subject of this blog is Input translation and input validation formulas (formulae if you prefer). Right.  So, one day I hear this argument coming from down the hall here at DOCOVA.  The dev team embroiled in some discussion.  Oh the controversy.  Fisticuffs? Naw.  Heated?  Maybe that would be a bit of a stretch.  The debate?  How should input translation and input validation formulas be handled in DOCOVA? In a
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 16: Form events
Tue, May 23rd 2017 1:24p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 16 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  In this entry I’m going to talk about form events. Okay, so the talk about form events usually starts of with the question: Does DOCOVA have document events like onLoad, onUnload, QueryOpen, QuerySave and WebQueryOpen? Yes.  DOCOVA supports both typical browser events like onLoad and onUnload but has also been extended to handle similar events that were found in Notes forms like QueryOpen, QuerySave, PostSave and so
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 15: Private on first use folders
Thu, May 18th 2017 1:38p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 15 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA..  In this entry I’m going to talk about good ‘ol Private on first use folders. This is another one of those “interesting” Notes application design constructs.  In my journeys I don’t think I’ve ever come across this same sort of construct in any other application environment.  Anywhere.  Ever.  Sure, a private folder, but “…on first use” is the kicker.  Interestingl
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 14: Column sorting and categorizing
Tue, May 16th 2017 12:18p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 14 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA..  In this entry I’m going to talk about view column sorting and categorizing. All view sorting and categorizing functionality is supported in DOCOVA.  Additionally, other properties like “Show multiple values as separate entries” and showing response docs in a hierarchy are also supported. I mean, as you get more in depth with DOCOVA, you’ll learn the breadth of the view object model and all the cool stuff
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 13: Shared columns and fields
Thu, May 11th 2017 1:52p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 13 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  This entry is dedicated to shared columns and fields.  It’s short and sweet. DOCOVA does not support the concept of shared columns and fields between applications at this time. Say what?  I know, right?  DOCOVA is so over the top, so chalk full of functionality…it’s crazy, alas at the time of writing this blog entry, it doesn’t support shared columns and fields.  Well, that’s the reason ri
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 12: Multi-value fields
Tue, May 9th 2017 12:01p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 12 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  In this entry it’s all about multi-value fields. Notes had the concept of multi-value fields on forms.  All fields were basically treated as arrays of values.  For example when addressing field values in LotusScript, you might write some code like; Dim myval = doc.myfield(0)  (where doc is a NotesDocument) Although it’s a bit of an odd duck, DOCOVA supports the same type of addressing when it comes to form
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 11: Pass-thru HTML and Generate HTML for all fields
Thu, May 4th 2017 1:02p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 11 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA. In this entry I’m going to talk about “Pass-thru HTML and Generate HTML for all fields”. A neat aspect of forms development in Notes was the ability to treat text on a form as pass-thru HTML.  This meant that you could add HTML and inline JavaScript directly onto your forms and mark it as pass-thru so that the Domino server would let the text “pass-thru” as HTML/JavaScript when the form was being rende
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Migrate Notes to DOCOVA Blog Series Part 10: Refresh fields on keyword change
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:11p   John Ryan
Welcome to blog series part 10 of 17 on migrating Notes apps to DOCOVA.  In this entry it’s all about “Refresh fields on keyword change”. Ya, let’s take a moment to just love this one.  Have you ever used it in your Notes apps?  Refresh fields on keyword change was a bit of an odd beast, no?  The purpose of this operation was to enable field options (or values) to be recalculated based on the change of a selection field. For example, if you had one keyword field on a




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