As many of you will be aware already, the new Lotus Quickr Content Integrator product will be with us soon.
The initial announcement made at the collaboration Summit on September 18th said the following:
Currently planned for availability in the first quarter of 2008 is Lotus Quickr Content Integrator, a new companion product to Quickr for the mass movement of documents from server to server. -- Administrators can use Lotus Quickr Content Integrator to import content from Lotus Domino Document Manager libraries, Lotus Domino teamrooms, Microsoft Outlook public folders, and Microsoft SharePoint sites into Lotus Quickr services for Domino (NSF repositories). The price for Lotus Quickr Content Integrator will be released at product availability.From my understanding, the following will be true of the first release of Content Integrator (subject to the usual IBM disclaimers re: future releases - and remembering I'm just a humble IBM partner):
Lotus Quickr Content Integrator will provide integration templates to support migration of common SharePoint objects to corresponding components in Quickr places. For example, document libraries, wikis, blogs, and discussions. In addition, you should be able to use Content Integrator to consolidate content from multiple SharePoint sites into a single Quickr place. The following Sharepoint versions will likely be supported: Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server v2, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2003 and 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2003 and 2007.
Lotus Quickr Content Integrator will provide integration templates to support migration of common folder objects from public folders to Lotus Quickr places. It will help ease the transition to Quickr and preserve the public folder content that has often accumulated over many years. I think customers will really enjoy seeing Quickr's intuitive user interface and connector capabilities as a means to access this information rather than the clunky "last century" Exchange Public Folder interface.
Lotus Domino Team Room Applications
For many of us, Domino TeamRooms have been a really easy way to get team applications off the ground in plain Domino installations to justify a later investment in Quickr or Quickplace. I hope that Content Integrator will support both coexistence and migration between Domino team rooms and Quickr places...
Lotus Domino Document Manager
Lotus Domino Document Manager (Domino.Doc or DomDoc to us oldskoolers) has provided document management capabilities from basic document services to complex document workflows and document-based custom applications. Content Integrator will provide a set of common migration templates for DomDoc libraries that map to built-in Quickr templates. I expect that these templates will preserve important DomDoc data fidelity, including version history.
All of the above are terrific abilities from my vantage point, really expanding the Quickr featureset into new and different areas and providing great investment protection for new Quickr customers. I can't wait to have these additional tools in my kitbag when speaking to organisations about how Lotus Quickr can help their businesses....
By: Stuart McIntyre | 0 Comments | On: 3 December 2007 10:16:00 | Tags: lotus quickr content integrator