Category: Domino migrations

Working with the on-premises AD Recycle Bin

20th February, 2024

Generally in day to day identity management you would not often need to resort to the Active Directory Recycle Bin, but when you do, typically it is a high priority request and you find yourself having to reacquaint yourself with the commands you need. Accidental deletion scenarios Where we have seen the need to restore […]

Microsoft Gold EIGHT times over!!!

4th June, 2021

We are always striving to be the best, whether that is to our Clients, our Partners or our Vendors and Distributors. We have been a Microsoft Gold Partner (Productivity, Platform, EMS, Datacenter and Application Development) for several years now, which with a smaller team is no mean feat! We are please to announce that we […]

Technical Limitations of Migrating IBM Domino Rooms to Exchange

21st June, 2018

Recently we observed an issue with Domino Rooms that we migrated to Exchange/Office 365.  In short, appointments contained within cannot be cancelled or re-scheduled and always remain as zombie reservations (unless manually cleaned up). Coexistence This is addition to coexistence issues experienced with Rooms.  You have to set Microsoft Rich Text to disabled for the […]

The Groups Dilemma – post migration

27th February, 2018

Today a client that we had previously migrated off Lotus Notes asked us about applying Groups to their Shared Mailboxes in Office 365 but ensuring that the Shared Mailbox Owners had the ability modify those Groups to provide access. This blog very much goes hand in hand with this blog I wrote on Shared Mailboxes, […]

NeroBlanco Lotus Notes to O365 MaaS

6th February, 2018

We’re often asked why our Migration as a service offering is more advantageous than any on-premises solution an organisation could wish to deploy.   Typically if a company has decided to host their email in the Microsoft cloud they have already familiarised & accepted all the certifications which Microsoft abides by in their services,  like […]

The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2017

11th August, 2017

Did you know, Nero Blanco has a long-lasting relationship with HPe (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), BT (Binary Tree) & HSBC? For the last 4 years we have been the leading technology consultancy, developing and customising the back bone of the migration and coexistence environment for HSBC’s 300,000 mailboxes. From the pilot stage of the Mercury programme […]

Enhance Notes and Outlook Coexistence – Policy Suggestions

15th June, 2017

Introduction Recommendations for new customers moving to Microsoft Outlook from IBM Lotus Notes. Despite the presence of 3rd Party Coexistence solutions such as Binary Tree Coexistence Manager for Notes the rescheduling of repeating meetings is still not able to be resolved in certain scenarios.  Specifically: “this and all future instances”, and to a lesser importance […]

Migrating Personal Contacts from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Outlook

23rd May, 2017

Introduction This document is a short form version containing the basic steps to help a fairly competent basic user that has some IT skills to complete the task of exporting their Lotus Notes personal contacts and importing them into Microsoft Outlook.  This document should definitely be sufficient for an IT Support Person or Helpdesk consultant. […]

Domino SMTP connection round robin

23rd January, 2017

Domino has its own internal processing or ideas on how it implements TTL for DNS entries on SMTP Connection documents (where “Connection type:” is SMTP), which is frustrating as it doesnt always conform to what is out in the wild which you have diligently configured in DNS. Therefore if you are attempting to transfer messages over […]

Outlook “Quick Wins”

18th December, 2015

Often in the world of Notes to Exchange migrations we run into resistance at all levels at the organisation, but never more so than the incumbent Messaging Admins themselves.  The best way around this is sell this as a new skill to learn at the opportunity to become dual skilled at two Messaging Platforms. If […]

Configuring IBM Lotus Domino Server for SNMP

4th December, 2015

At a recent client engagement, we were asked to configure Domino for SNMP monitoring and alerting – Simple Network Management Protocol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Network_Management_Protocol Now, whilst there are some enterprise tools available for Domino Monitoring like GSX http://www.gsx.com/ and Microsoft SCOM Management packs http://www.nice.de/ibm-domino-management-pack sometimes a free tool will give you enough of what you need.  This […]

Just How Private are Lotus Notes Private Items?

26th November, 2015

Lotus Notes Private Items, Read Receipts and Encryption Following on from my colleague Twan’s brilliant blog on Private Items in Outlook / Exchange,  (see here -> https://www.neroblanco.co.uk/2015/08/how-private-are-private-items-in-exchange/  ) we thought we would put together a similar one on Lotus Notes. My colleague Neil Langston already touched on parts of this with his equally brilliant Blog on detecting […]