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MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

Mat Newman  February 8 2012 00:37:28
I (FINALLY) received the following contribution about why Outlook is better than Lotus Notes:

@matnewman better in many ways. 1 part is able to drag emails into new email for reply! Important in workplace to show history of who left the ball hanging



Here is the video busting this one:



PLEASE!


I want to make MORE of these videos, but am having trouble getting people to tell me WHY they think Outlook is better.

If you have heard a specific reason, then:

Send "...me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me...
"

And I'll show them the power of Lotus Notes.
Comments

1Frederic Dehedin  02/09/2012 1:33:27  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

This is AWESOME!

2Mark Roden  02/09/2012 2:04:21  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

Mat - I have worked in two environments which have migrated from Notes to Outlook and I have the following questions which have been posed over time from the people making the decisions. Not saying that I didn't have answers - but you wanted questions :)

Out of the box - Outlook lets me search across multiple open .pst files but I have to search my notes archive separately

Adding SharePoint calendar integration into Outlook 2010 is single click easy and simple - notes couldn't do that if it tried.

SharePoint and .Net are FIPS-140 compliant - Notes is not

(This is not true btw - { Link })

The whole office suite of tools have a better, more intuitive, easier to use interface than Lotus Notes

It is cheaper

Outlook Webmail looks and acts like the Outlook client - unlike iNotes and the Notes client

(iNotes is better in R8 though for sure - Marky)

Outlook/Exchange administration is easier, cheaper and scales better

3Jim Soper  02/09/2012 2:40:38  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

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Should be able to find a ton of gems on here!

4Dave Hay  02/09/2012 5:46:12  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

Matt

One thing that many of my customer contacts complain about is that my calendar invitations, where I include the conference call details within the invite aren't easily viewable in Outlook ( not sure whether 2003 or later ).

Very often they end up with a separate .ICS attachment which they need to open to see the conference call details.

This is the draft invitation: -

https://twitpic.com/8hbyvy

resulting in this: -

https://twitpic.com/8hc0cr

Surely there's a better way e.g. get them to move from Outlook to Notes ??

5the guy who tweeted u  02/09/2012 11:55:59  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

Dear Mat

I watched the video while implementing it at work, and it is damn easy! I will share it with my colleagues,it does show our ignorance is bliss.

One of my colleague even printed an old email old,scanned and then attached in the email to sort this out!

Thanks again for the guide, really helps! Will bite my claim on outlook now! Sorry about that

Cheers

6Gayathri  02/09/2012 20:06:55  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

One of the most frequently heard "Outlook is better" statement is the ability to use Word like interface for creating the email and being able to copy paste full HTML pages and sending as email

7Stephen Bailey  02/09/2012 21:49:44  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

Great that the functionality is finally here, but Outlook has been able to do this for a very long time.

One other missing functionality - the ability to publish your calendar as a .ics feed? Notes can render ics feeds, but not publish them (not easily, at any rate).

Keep up the great work!

SB

8Keith Brooks  02/24/2012 4:38:47  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook is better than Lotus Notes: Pt 1, History

Matt, Check this post and list of items from when I asked about it last year.

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