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Introducing the Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.1 beta program

Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.1 is a significant product release that pushes the product further in three important areas:  Design Migration, Content Migration and Pre-Migration Analysis. 

Design Migration

  • Migrate Notes Views to SharePoint Views
  • Content Type Generation
  • New Column Provisioning Options
  • Provision Calculated columns
  • Provision Lookup Fields

Content Migration

  • Migrate by Form Used
  • Improved Content Type Support in Migration Jobs
  • Normalize multi-valued items to multiple documents
  • Dynamic link tracking for URL columns
  • New Run Job options
  • Provision Alternate Libraries

Analysis / Migration Console

  • Capture Design Copies during Analysis
  • Classify by Last Used (All Replicas)
  • Import data into repository from CSV files


  • Performance and scalability for Migration Console
  • New User/Group Mapping options
  • Improved CBA/FBA support
  • Windows Authentication using alternate account for Link Tracking
  • Bulk Editing of certain database / class / job properties
  • Usability improvements


Once again, the beta will be managed on the new SharePoint for All community site.  If you would like to participate in the beta program, go to http://communities.quest.com/groups/notes-migration-product-beta-group.  Sign in with your Quest Community ID, or register to create a new one.  Then press the “Ask To Join This Group” button.


One of the site owners will review your request and will typically approve it the same day.  You will receive a notification and then get full access to technical content and (of course) the beta build itself.

Quest Support will not be able to help you with this version until it releases, so please use the group’s Discussion area for any questions, problems or suggestions.

8 responses to “Introducing the Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.1 beta program

  1. Vidya November 8, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Can we schedule the migration job?

    • swalch November 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

      We do not have a built-in scheduler component, but this can be easily accomplished using external tools (such as Windows Scheduler) and our command line interface.

  2. Vidya November 8, 2011 at 5:58 am

    In the NMSP Console, we can analyze the Notes DB in details.
    Can we get the count of documents which are created using a particular form in the Analysis Report which we generate using this Tool?

    • swalch November 8, 2011 at 7:26 am

      Yes, this is part of our data analysis. Go to the Data Analysis tab and press the By Form Used button.

      • Vidya November 22, 2011 at 5:01 am

        Thanks for the reply Steve. But, I want to know, how we can get the details of the “forms responsible to create documents” for “N” number of applications(notes databases) in the report which we export to Excel?

  3. swalch November 22, 2011 at 5:36 am

    This would be in teh detailed XML export (Select records and perform the Export Database Records action).

  4. Vidya December 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Hi Steve,
    I have exported the detailed XML report of a database. There I can see only the total number of forms used to create some no. of documents . But there is no data about how many documents have been created by using particular form.
    Example: There are 5 forms used to create 100 documents in a database.
    I want to see the information about each form like,
    Form1 -> used to create 10 documents
    Form2 -> 25 documents
    Form3 -> 6 documents etc.
    I can manually check this information in the Quest NMSP Console. But I want to export this data in a Report. How would I do that?

    • swalch December 22, 2011 at 6:24 am

      Vidya, see the section of the XML file. This will enumerate everything you see on the Data Analysis -> By Forms Used buton.