IBM Lotus Notes Migration Tips for Desktop Users

IBM Notes, formerly known as Lotus Notes, is an enterprise email client software provided by IBM. IBM Lotus Notes is the client part, while Lotus Domino is the server of the software platform. Lotus Domino is now known as IBM Domino. IBM Notes integrates messaging, business applications and social collaboration into one easier-to-use workspace. It’s an application suite that includes various components like emailaddress bookcalendaring and schedulingdatabase, web serverprogramming, etc. Unlike Microsoft Office suite, IBM Notes doesn’t split these pieces of functionality into separate products like Outlook, Access, FrontPage, etc. Instead, it presents all of these components using a single front-end. Many people think that Lotus Notes is an email client just because email is probably the most recognizable component that it has.

NSF – Notes Storage Facility

IBM Lotus NotesLike every other computer programs, IBM Notes also creates a file where it stores all its data and information. It’s a database file saved in NSF aka Notes Storage Facility format. Both IBM Notes and IBM Domino use NSF database file to store email messages, appointments, documents, application forms, and views. NSF format stores data in document units called notes.

IBM Lotus Notes Migration 

Change is an inevitable part of our life. It happens whether we are ready for it or not. We make changes in our lifestyle, in our behavior, and/or in almost everything related to us. In these days, we often get to see computer users switch from one program to another one. There might be many reasons behind such action. For example, users are not liking the program they are using. Or maybe they are asked to use a new program. If you switch from one program to another, you must migrate your data and files. Let’s talk about email client applications. If you were using Outlook previously and now you want to switch to IBM Notes, you would need to migrate data from Outlook to Lotus Notes. Refer to this post to know how to import from Outlook to Lotus Notes

Also, refer to this post to know how to perform NSF to PST conversion manually

Generally, email clients don’t support similar file formats, that’s why it becomes essential to perform email conversion. A proper and safe email conversion allows you to migrate data from one email client to another one. Lotus Notes migration means importing data from other email clients to IBM notes and/or exporting data from IBM Notes to other email clients.