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    hi experts..

    can any one give me the diff b/w Lotus notes and exch server in terms of features,scalability,security....

    thanking you ..... cheers

  • #2
    Re: comparison with lotus?

    Hi,

    I have used both as a normal user and I have used Exchange is a sysadmin role and I have to admit I much prefer Exchange / Outlook rather than notes.

    I'm sure will provide numerous topies about the situation as I am sure others have had similar queries.

    If you find any usefull information please post back as it may help others

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    • #3
      Re: comparison with lotus?

      As far as I can tell, Lotus Notes only exists for two reasons.

      1. To keep the Notes developers in a job
      2. To keep the Notes administrators in a job.

      The Lotus Notes client is universally disliked by its user base. If the users are currently on Outlook and you try to force the client on to them, then you will by lynched. There are Notes connectors for Outlook which can help, but the integration isn't as smooth as it is with Exchange/Outlook.

      Odd place to ask that question here, as this is an Exchange forum so most people will be Exchange gurus.

      If you look at this from a personal career point of view - if you want to have a choice of lots of companies to take your skills to - go for Exchange. If you want to be restricted on choice to mainly large companies, then look at Notes.

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      • #4
        Re: comparison with lotus?

        However Notes/Domino has fantastic Distributed Database functionality - it's a crap email system but that was always an afterthought with Notes; it's original design idea was for distributed data and it's bloody good at it.

        So - if you want just email and workflow, definitely go for Exchange. If your users want to throw in a goodly portion of Data working across a wide geographic area and a large organisation, have a good long hard look at Notes...


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        • #5
          Re: comparison with lotus?

          Having sat on the Exchange side of a couple of Notes migrations (I am just working with the data that is given to me - not worried how they get it) the email part comes across very easily.
          What the migration teams struggle with is the applications side. That is where Notes makes the gains. Microsoft try to replace it with Sharepoint based apps, but it isn't the same and for some companies the application side of Notes is something that they don't want to loose.

          Simon.
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