CMT for Coexistence
Establish high-fidelity interoperability and preserve user workflow between Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange
Lotus Domino to Microsoft Exchange Interoperability
CMT for Coexistence™ enables robust interoperability between Lotus Domino
and Microsoft Exchange Server
2013/2010/2007/2003. This high-performance coexistence solution preserves the workflow of your Notes and Outlook users by ensuring the high-fidelity interchange of directory information, email, calendar entries, calendar free/busy availability, and email-enabled applications.
Overview of Domino to Exchange Interoperability
If your organization needs to migrate between Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange over an extended period of time or needs to coexist long-term with both platforms, CMT for Coexistence establishes high-fidelity interoperability and preserves user workflow between Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange. CMT for Coexistence provides support for Exchange Server 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003.
- Establishes directory synchronization between the two platforms to make sure that user addressing is transparent and functional regardless of the migration status of the users
- Provides for calendar free/busy lookups to ensure that users can obtain availability information for other users regardless of the system the users are associated with
- Enables the high-availability, high-performance, and high-fidelity exchange of data that preserves the workflow related to email including document and database links
- Ensures that calendars stay synchronized between Notes and Outlook users when creating, updating, rescheduling, and cancelling meetings regardless of a user’s migration status
- Preserves the ability of a user to receive application originated e-mails and perform the actions required by these e-mails
To review the requirements for CMT for Coexistence for Domino to Exchange coexistence, please download the CMT for Coexistence Requirements document
To review the requirements for AD-to-AD synchronization, please download the CMT for Coexistence 3.3 Active Directory Synchronization Comprehensive User Guide
Specifications for Domino and Exchange Coexistence
CMT for Coexistence utilizes SMTP to establish robust coexistence and interoperability between Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange Server. In addition to SMTP, CMT for Coexistence also utilizes the Notes Remote Procedure Call (NRPC) service to preserve the rich text of Notes for Outlook users. An optional component of CMT for Coexistence is Zero-touch Application Remediation (ZApp) which enables Microsoft Outlook users to view and act on email-enabled Notes applications.
- Establishes directory synchronization between Domino and Exchange
- Ensures that user addressing is transparent and functional regardless of the migration status
- Enables Notes and Outlook users to view traditional hierarchical name addresses in their emails and calendar invitations rather than the confusing SMTP names addressing.
- Ensures the ability to obtain free/busy information for a user regardless of the system or the migration status
- Ensures that the flow of any message thread stays intact (when sending or replying to an mail, and replying to a reply)
- Enables Outlook users to see items (like database, view and document links) with their corresponding graphic icons just like they appear to Notes users
- Ensures that any invitee's calendar is properly updated regardless of the migration status (when creating, updating, rescheduling or cancelling a meeting)
- Removes the duplicate entry of the meeting chair person from calendar invitations sent by Outlook users to their Notes invitees
- Removes duplicate and incorrect attendee status entries of Outlook users from the views of Notes users who send calendar invitations to Outlook users
- Ensures that attachments to calendar invitations sent by Notes users arrive to their Outlook invitees and vice versa
- Removes erroneous attachments from calendar invitations sent from Notes users to Outlook users
- Enables Outlook users to reserve rooms and resources defined in the Domino-based resource reservation database
- Ensures that updates and reschedules to recurring meetings made by either Outlook or Notes users are properly updated for their invitees
- Enables users to schedule/update/reschedule/cancel single occurrence and recurring meetings regardless of the migration status of the principle or invitees
- Preserves the ability of a user to receive application originated e-mails and perform actions required by these e-mails
- Enables Outlook users to view and act on email-embedded Lotus forms and buttons via ZApp (Zero-touch Application Remediation)
- Includes support for preserving the workflow of Notes email-enabled applications to Outlook users in on-premises Exchange environments as well as in shared and dedicated hosted environments like Exchange Online in Office 365
Specifications for AD-to-AD Synchronization
CMT for Coexistence’s AD-to-AD DirSync can synchronize mail-enabled AD objects, distribution lists and their members, and rooms and resources. Mail-enabled objects can be synchronized as is, as contacts, as mail-enabled users, or as disabled mail-enabled users. In addition, administrators are able to exclude groups and members from being synchronized and are given options to resolve group and member conflicts by skipping the group, by renaming with a configured prefix or suffix, or by merging the contacts of the source into the matched target group so that all members in both groups are in the target environment.