9 Sep 2014

Both MS Exchange and Lotus Notes are messaging platforms used across several organizations. The choice of a particular messaging platform depends upon the requirement of the organization. However, an organization using Lotus Notes can migrate to MS Exchange.

Though, the process of migration is not as simple as it looks, but, there are various tools and wizards that can be used to carry out the migration process.

An organization running on MS Exchange Server 5.5, Exchange 2000 Server, and Exchange Server 2003 can make use of the Exchange migration wizard (MAILMIG.EXE) to migrate user mailboxes from one organization using Exchange to another organization using Exchange-based computers.

The migration wizard is a free utility from Microsoft and is integrated into the Microsoft Exchange Transporter Suite. It allows you to migrate data from foreign mail clients like Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise 4.x, Novell GroupWise 5.x,

Internet Mail (IMAP4), and more. In case of an Intra-organizational migration from Exchange Server 5.5 or Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003, you can make use of the Move Mailbox wizard.

With the advancement in the version of Exchange server, there are more upgrades, which are supported for the Migration wizard tool. For example, you can easily migrate from Exchange 5.5 and 2000 to Exchange 2003 with the Migration Wizard.

When to Use Migration Wizard Option

You can perform either an Intra-organizational migration or an Inter-organizational migration. In case of an Intra-organizational migration, user mailboxes are migrated from one Exchange server to another Exchange server in the same organization. In case of an Inter-organizational migration, user mailboxes are migrated from one Exchange server to another Exchange server among different organization.

You can launch the Migration Wizard by following the below mentioned steps.
1. Click Start
2. Follow the path ‘Microsoft Exchange->Deployment->Migration Wizard

Benefits of Migration Wizard

The Migration wizard option proves to be very useful in case of migrating huge data from an older system to a newer one. In organizations, where data frequently move from one platform to another, this wizard provides an efficient way to migrate. It avoids the need for manually carrying out any migration, which proves out to be very risky at most of the times. Some of the key benefits of using Migration wizard include the following.

1. While converting files from Lotus Notes to a PST format for Outlook, the Migration wizard embeds the document links as well. With the help of the Migration wizard, such links can be used as RTF or OLE attachments and URL shortcuts in Outlook.
2. You can use the Migration wizard to migrate the group scheduling and other functions like Calendar and To-do list from Lotus Notes to Outlook.
3. Email comprise of most part of the user data. There are many emails, which are embedded with attachments. The Exchange Migration wizard allows a seamless conversion of any kind of email.
Steps to Migrate form Lotus Notes to MS Exchange

You can initiate the process of migration using the Migration wizard by following the below mentioned steps.

1. Open the Migration wizard tool. This can be done by following the Microsoft Exchange->Deployment->Migration Wizard path.

2. In the Exchange Server Migration wizard choose ‘Migrate from Lotus Notes’.

3. Click Next.

4. Use the Exchange Merge Mailbox Utility (Exmerge) to export the Exchange database to PST file.
Note: You can either migrate through a single step or using multiple steps.

5. In case you choose a single step procedure, you need to choose the Extract and Import (One Step Procedure) option from the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Wizard dialog box. This option directly merge the mailbox data with a the PST file and export it to a different server

6. In case of a two-step procedure, you need to select the Extract or Import (Two Step Procedure) option from the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Wizard dialog box. This procedure first extracts the Exchange Mailbox data. Once done, it either merges it with the PST or with another Exchange version.

In this way you can migrate from Lotus Notes to MS Exchange. However, such migration from an inbuilt tool is not always successful and has some limitations associated with them as well.

Limitations of Migration Wizard Tool

1. You can only run the Migration wizard tool using MS Exchange Server 2000 or 2003.

2. Only the admin has the right to run the Exchange migration wizard.

3. In case you are migrating from Lotus Notes, the Migration wizard would not support the mailbox size of more than 1 GB.

4. The Migration wizard tool would also not support more than 1500 emails in a single Notes mailbox.

5. There are various challenges faced during migration, which the Migration wizard fails to handle. Some of them include handling of encrypted messages or custom applications.

Note: Because of the incapability of the tool to handle encrypted messages, the encrypted messages get lost. Whereas, the custom applications are not migrated successfully every time.

6. Microsoft has set a limitation for the Migration Wizard tool for number of messages. With the mailbox having a capacity of 1 GB, the tool supports around 16000 messages to be migrated from Lotus Notes to Outlook. According to Microsoft, from any given folder, the API can get 16,128 email items with a mailbox size of 1 GB.


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Amanda is a passionate blogger. She loves to write various technology related articles that can help the readers in their day to day life. Her main focus is to research about various Email recovery and conversion methods such as Exchange recovery, Notes to Exchange migration, Lotus Notes recovery and NSF to PST conversion etc.

Author Faizan Ahmad

3 Sep 2014

Samsung at the IFA event in Berlin announced a new limited edition version of its latest Galaxy Note 4 flagship device with an innovative design. The Galaxy Note Edge looks identical to the original Note 4, but it has a bent edge that also houses a strip of screen, which you can see in the image to understand what I mean.

The Galaxy Note Edge

Everyone presented at the keynote was amazed and they shouted with only one word "Wow". The bent edge displays the app shortcuts and can be swiped to get more apps, so this is something that will give you a new experience. Regarding the specs, no doubt it's a flagship device so it holds some very impressive specs which makes the device a beast.

The Note Edge features The Note Edge features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED QHD display that retains the ultra-high resolution of the Note 4, but due to the bent edge display it adds an extra row of pixels to support the edge of the screen—the total resolution appears to be 2560×1600.

It is powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with an option to expand the storage via microSD Card slot. It sports a 16MP rear camera, packs a 3000 mAh battery and obviously the S Pen.

This is all for now, we'll be updating you with more information so stay tuned and don't forget to like our Facebook and Google Plus page.

Author Faizan Ahmad

2 Sep 2014

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology has gained immense popularity among fast growing business organizations across the world. VoIP technology has undergone various developments over the last decade. There are on-premise communication systems beyond VoIP technology.

Unified communication is a new technology which acts as a bridge between VoIP system and other computer based communication technology. It may be a set of products or devices which provides consistent unified user interface across multiple devices and media types. Hosted PBX system is not restricted to VoIP only.

Hosted PBX is one of the latest spin offs of VoIP technology. This technology allows businesses to have a sophisticated telephone system without much investment on telephone equipment. The entire system is operated and managed by the VoIP provider. In fact, the entire telephone system is operated and maintained by your Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider. A Hosted PBX lets the employees work from home, hotel or from any location being connected to the office telephone system.

A hosted PBX system is the PBX system whose hardware is located off site and calling features are routed to the phones over Internet. This system offers many features including that of traditional PBX system but at a very affordable cost.

Advantages of On-premise systems:

Flexibility: Hosted PBX system is popular for its flexibility as no other technology can match the Hosted PBX systems that facilitates multiple work locations, outside sales force, remote workers and even employees working from home.

Scalability: Hosted PBX system allows business organizations to select services and avail on-demand features. Hosted PBX system can scale business at a low cost by ordering the required phone connections as and when required along with the necessary features. Upgrading or downgrading the system is hassle-free and quick, so business can easily carry out both as and when required.

Secured and reliable: Hosted server is location independent and along with the carrier class equipments (with power backup systems) Hosted PBX lends greater reliability to the business communication system of a company.

Simplified management: Maintenance and support does not require too many types of equipment and with the service companies offering complete support, users can afford to not worry about the system maintenance. Moreover, the system is not much complex and is user friendly.

Low cost for implementation and maintenance: The equipment used in this system are comparatively lower in price. Moving, adding and any changes undergone can be easily accomplished through the administrator interface or a phone call to support provider. Also money is saved on monthly expenses.

The system provides cost effecting calling charges both local and long distance thus lowering the monthly bill.
Advanced calling features: Hosted PBX system provides the best telephony features and the users also don’t need to purchase the equipment.

There are several advanced features that can be added to the service on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the service provider to upgrade the system regularly. All the incoming calls are handled by an intelligent routing system that forwards the call to its recipient based on the priority attached to the numbers. Features like voice to email, remote call management, voice messaging, fax to email, auto attendant etc can really boost up the business.

Increases usability: Irrespective of the location of the employees, Hosted PBX helps to unite all employees. All the employees can have access to the features of the system from any geographical location. Also free online calls saves lot of money. Calls made between the hosted PBX connected office and the remote locations are free of cost.

 Michelle Patterson

About the Author:

Michelle Patterson is excited with the new technologies that are threatening to change the way we stay in touch and communicate, particular in business. She works with companies that are introducing these technologies to make understanding them easy for regular people.
Author Faizan Ahmad

1 Sep 2014

From last week we've seen couple of smartphones based on Firefox OS, and now Spice has launched the Fire One Mi-FX 1. The smartphone is available at an interestingly low price of Rs. 2,299 MOP (market operating price), and the company has said that the Fire One Mi-FX 1 will be initially available at Snapdeal; however it will later be made available via more e-commerce websites.

Remember it's not a high-end device, nor an upper mid-range, but a lower mid-range smartphone and Spice says that the Fire One Mi-FX 1 is targeted at nearly 85-90 percent of feature phone users who want to switch to affordable smartphones.

The cheapest Firefox OS smartphone currently available in India is the Intex Cloud FX which is priced at Rs. 1,999, and the specs of Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 and Intex Cloud FX are almost same. The Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 features a 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480 pixel) display and powered by a 1GHz (unspecified chipset) processor.

Spice's Firefox OS Based Smartphone, The Fire One Mi-FX 1

It sports a 1.3-megapixel rear shooter, and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera and packs a 1400mAh battery. The Spice Fire One Mi-FX offers dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capability; however, only 2G connectivity is available. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, multiple language support (Hindi, Tamil, and Bangla), and FM radio.

Commenting on the launch, Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, "With the ultra-low cost Spice Fire One, we at Spice, aim to convert the feature phone users into smartphone users, thereby, aiding them with the power of internet.

This partnership with Mozilla showcases our commitment to providing the best technological innovations first hand to our customers. This joint undertaking with Mozilla is a breakthrough in product offering and a brand new concept for smartphones."

Spice has partnered with Aircel to offer 1GB of free data (2G) for first three months with purchase of the Fire One Mi-FX 1 Firefox phone.

Faizan Ahmad

About the Author:

This article is posted by Faizan who is the Author and Founder of TechSenser. He is a Professional Blogger from India and a passionate writer about Technology, Gadgets, How-to-Guides, etc. You can connect him on Google+.
Author Faizan Ahmad

25 Aug 2014

Google and Apple are two most prominent players when it comes to providing operating systems for smartphones. Google has Android and Apple offers iOS for its devices. The main difference between these two systems is that Android is an open source software.

 Therefore, any cell phone manufacturers can use it on their devices and can make some adjustments to it accordingly. Whereas, iOS is owned by Apple and no one else other than Apple can use it as an operating system on their devices.

There are many other considerable differences between these two giants. StealthLuck produced a video showing a direct comparison among these two industry leaders from a mixed perspective of usability and market sharing.

Interestingly, both of these dominating cell phone operating systems launched quite late in the evolutionary process of mobile devices. Android was first marketed in 2003 and Google bought it in 2007. Similarly, iOS was first observed on iPhone, produced by Apple, in 2007.

These portable devices, however, have been discovered way back in 1983. The noticeable difference that these operating systems have brought in this arena is inclusion of various kinds of applications. Users can perform almost all of kinds of activities through their cell phones excluding physical and biological activities.

The decision to choose one of the two genius solutions varies with varying users’ needs. For some Android is a better solution and for others iOS is the best depending upon their needs, desires, preferences, and most importantly style.

Faizan Ahmad

About the Author:

This article is posted by Faizan who is the Author and Founder of TechSenser. He is a Professional Blogger from India and a passionate writer about Technology, Gadgets, How-to-Guides, etc. You can connect him on Google+.

Author Faizan Ahmad

20 Aug 2014

Productivity of MS Outlook depends on the set of rules & regulations that are applied by users at right occasion. Such technique are simple in nature but reflects broad impact on operation works in Outlook like sending emails, creating attachments, scheduling tasks or arranging meetings.

No doubt, latest version of MS Outlook is highly advanced than earlier versions like Outlook 2007/Outlook 2003 or 2000. But, these advance versions (MS Outlook 2013/2010) can be turned in lower performing category due to absence of effective PST management. Apart from handling technique, it is important to learn some useful tricks that can make your experience better with MS Outlook.

List of simple & Ease to use Outlook tips:

Tips 1: Diagnose the size of PST file

PST file is lifeline of MS Outlook email client. Any kind of trouble with this storage file can break your entire accessibility in email application. Sometimes, it may be affected the whole content of emails as well as other items like contacts, calendar, tasks, journals and meetings.

It is well know that prevention is much better than cure that why we should check the status of Outlook data files (.pst) on equal interval of time. Most probably, your PST file corrupts when it is oversized. So, it is the prime responsibility of Outlook users to maintain the current size of data file within limit. Earlier versions of Outlook 2003 are supporting ANSI file format.

This format has 2 GB size for storing data in PST file while Outlook 2003 and post versions having higher limit. Outlook 2003 & Outlook 2007 are providing 20 GB space for PST data storage. Successor version like MS Outlook 2010/2013 supports 50 GB PST size limit.

Tips 2: Archive emails in MS Outlook:

Size of Outlook PST file increases by use and it can cross the defined limits within few days depending on number of email and other items. In this situation, this archive method helps the Outlook users to keep the PST size small.

By archiving process, it is possible to break a heavy files in to smaller parts i.e. just like chunk. To make an archive i.e. associated with old emails & separate from usable PST file, follow the steps:
1. Go through Path : File | Data File Management
2. Now click on ‘Add’
3. Select desired Outlook format
4. Click on ‘OK’
5. Now you can mention the name of archive PST file

improve Productivity of MS Outlook Email

Tips 3: Delete Garbage or Unneeded Emails

It is common to find useless emails like duplicate mail, spam mail or used emails. In this context, user can delete each unwanted emails individually. This approach cleans your Outlook mailbox as well as burden free environment.

Tips 4: Compressed Outlook data files for optimum memory utilization

In MS outlook, deletion of email items from mailbox is helpful in cleaning the outlook but it doesn’t affect the size of PST file. It happens due to unreleased memory spaces of deleted items. Compression method is basically used to free unoccupied spaces memory as well as making stack of emptied blocks in PST file. After that, this set of memory blocks can be further used for storing new email items in MS Outlook.


However, these rules mentioned above are playing important role for the productivity of MS Outlook. But, there is a dark aspect also associated with PST file. Due to sensitive nature, PST file can be affected via distinct kind of destructive things like Virus, error, bug or power outrage.

Hence, there is a necessity of advanced Outlook repair program that can help the personal users as well as corporate users for sustainable growth. Outlook application already packs with Inbox repair tool i.e. useful to fix error in PST file. But, MVPs are claimed that it has lesser potential to troubleshoot problems in critical cases.

At this stage, there is no need to compromise on productivity of email application. So, adapt an extensive Outlook repair tool i.e. certified by Microsoft.


Faizan Ahmad

About the Author:

This article is posted by Faizan who is the Author and Founder of TechSenser. He is a Professional Blogger from India and a passionate writer about Technology, Gadgets, How-to-Guides, etc. You can connect him on Google+.
Author Faizan Ahmad

6 Aug 2014

HP is joining the race of smartwatches, but with a difference. The difference is that, unlike other smartwatches from LG, Samsung and Motorola, Hewlett-Packard’s smartwatch won’t be running on Google's Android Wear operating system.

Despite running on other platform the smartwatch will be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. HP also wants its timekeeper to look something different, so it's partnering with designer Michael Bastian to produce its own next-gen timepiece.

HP Smartwatch designed by Michael Bastian

According to the report we've got the HP smartwatch will be circular in shape just like the Motorola's Moto 360. The smartwatch will have stainless steel casing and will offer interchangeable bands available in plastic, rubber and leather.

Bastian’s design is inspired by luxurious interiors that are found in high-end cars. This smartwatch will perform all general functions that other smartwatches do such as allowing you to read email and text notifications, music player controls, weather, stocks, and news updates.

No other information regarding this particular watch is available such as launching date, price and hardware details, but it is expected to launch this fall.

Faizan Ahmad

About the Author:

This article is posted by Faizan who is the Author and Founder of TechSenser. He is a Professional Blogger from India and a passionate writer about Technology, Gadgets, How-to-Guides, etc. You can connect him on Google+.
Author Faizan Ahmad

5 Aug 2014

An online presence is essential in today’s world. In fact, the Internet has been saturated with countless websites that offer the same product or service. The competition is stiff and sometimes users and potential customers tend to gravitate towards reliable companies.

So what does this have to do with your website and its contents? Well, one of the keys to attracting more traffic is to show off an air of professionalism. A well designed website can work wonders when it comes to looking professional. However, you can’t just hire any freelancer or firm; you have to look into companies that have subscribed to certain qualities.

1. They maintain a tight schedule. While this may seem like a no brainer, if you hire a company online, there will always be conflicts. This can be because they keep different hours. Usually, freelancers aren’t always local and may actually be in a totally foreign country.

What matters here is if your hire online, they have to be up front about their schedules. You have to take which hours of the day they are available for consultation and communication. If a company or freelancer is vague about their hours, it might be wiser to take your business elsewhere. This quality is very important when it comes to the next item on this list.

2. Communication is stable. The thing about projects regarding web design Cheltenham firm Montpellier Media is that usually it’s a group effort. You have to consult the coders, the graphics designers, and the content creators.

Web Designing

This way, the final product you receive will be cohesive and will present your brand in a positive manner. Communication is the only method through which you can achieve this cohesiveness. So since you can accurately track their schedules, you can then communicate with them constantly. Open communications also means that the company has to be transparent.

3. They’re willing to explain the specifics. Even if you’ve established your company and have gained a reputation, it doesn’t mean that you know everything. In fact, the biggest clash firms that deal with web design in Cheltenham and clients have is that there is a huge gap in language.

Sometimes, a client might present a vague theme, or maybe the firm uses web based jargon. A good firm is willing to explain and elaborate the terms that don’t make sense to the client. At the same time, they’ll also have to be accommodating and patient.

Your part in this exchange will involve a willingness to learn without feeling inferior. This way, you can give out your ideas using some terms you’ve learned through your interactions with a firm.

Web design in Cheltenham is difficult, and is often an arduous task for both parties. However, if you look for freelancers and companies that subscribe to these principles, your project will be made easier. This way, the general flow of the design and implementation will go smoothly for everyone.

Faizan Ahmad

About the Author:

This article is posted by Faizan who is the Author and Founder of TechSenser. He is a Professional Blogger from India and a passionate writer about Technology, Gadgets, How-to-Guides, etc. You can connect him on Google+.
Author Faizan Ahmad

4 Aug 2014

Microsoft SQL application is used worldwide by most of the programmers, engineers and other technical personalities to perform set of works. MDF is repository of SQL Server database used to store tables, views, triggers, column, rows and other database attributes.

Being one of the technical applications SQL Server gets affected by internal and external infections resulting in MDF files corruption. Corruption in MDF files restricts users to use vital data saved within those files which may prove harmful in work aspects.

Need To Repair Corrupt MDF File Arises From Under Mentioned Reasons

• Improper malfunctioning of any software and hardware issues causes corruption in MDF files
• Unwanted errors with storage media also leads to inaccessibility of SQL database MDF files
• Forceful termination of SQL application or sudden closing of SQL Server also leads to misbehavior of MDF files
• Accidental deletion of MDF files also calls for SQL Recovery tools
• Trojan or malware attacks also infects file header system of MDF resulting in corruption

Whatever be the reason is behind MDF files corruption, but if concluded over all causes lots of inconvenience to users. Undoubtedly, it is considered as beginning stage of crucial data disaster situations that can damage your business reputation.

Complete system-level credentials are stored in a master database including logon accounts, linked servers and other system configuration settings etc. Therefore, if master database is missing, damaged or unavailable SQL Server cannot start or works. Read more: - http://www.repair-sql.net

Repair Corrupt MDF File

Error Messages Stating Corruption In MSD Files

Corruption in SQL Server MDF files is identified by unwanted error messages looks similar to these discussed below:
• “The file *.mdf is missing and needs to restore”
• “Server can't find the requested database table”
• “The process could not execute 'sp_replcmds' on server”
• “On changes table that was working .frm is locked”
• “Internal error. Buffer provided to read column value is too small. Run DBCC CHECKDB to check for any corruption”
• “PageId in the page header = (0:0)”
• “Table Corrupt: Object ID 0, index ID 0, page ID (1:623)”
• “Corruption error of indexes, stored procedures, triggers and database integrity table that should be there .MYI file is not”

Resolutions To Fix MDF Files Corruption

Now when MDF files are corrupted next question that strikes in mind of every user is how to repair MDF files? Well to handle minor corruption in MDF files Microsoft has provided free utility to fix it using command line. DBCC CHECKDB is built-in utility rendered to check the logical & physical integrity of MDF files. In case MDF files are corrupt then this utility will help to fix the issue. But sometimes this utility fails when MDF files are severely corrupted.

In such case if MDF files are in most critical situation third party tools are suitable fix to get back vital data.SQL Recovery software is unique approach to fix MDF files issues with assured results. The tool is embedded with unique scanning modes to completely search MDF file data and make it accessible to users with details.

Faizan Ahmad

About the Author:

This article is posted by Faizan who is the Author and Founder of TechSenser. He is a Professional Blogger from India and a passionate writer about Technology, Gadgets, How-to-Guides, etc. You can connect him on Google+.
Author Faizan Ahmad

24 Jul 2014

Adding a new device to its Canvas Fire lineup, Micromax has announced a new budget friendly smartphone, the Canvas Fire (A104) for Rs 6,999. The previous Canvas Fire smartphone was the Canvas Fire (A093), which was listed on the company's website earlier this month and went on sale at Rs. 6,999 via an e-commerce website.

The Micromax Canvas Fire (A104) is a low mid-range smartphone, so the specs are not very impressive. It sports a 4.5-inch (480x854 pixel) display and powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582M) processor alongside 1GB of RAM.

Micromax Canvas Fire (A104)

It features a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and also houses a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The device packs a 1900mAh battery which is claimed to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box.

The Canvas Fire (A104) supports dual SIM (regular SIM + Micro-SIM). It comes with 4GB of internal storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Canvas Fire (A104) comes in dual color tones and is available in three colors - Black and Gold; White and Gold, and White and Silver.

It also comes with general connectivity options such as GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB.

Faizan Ahmad

About the Author:

This article is posted by Faizan who is the Author and Founder of TechSenser. He is a Professional Blogger from India and a passionate writer about Technology, Gadgets, How-to-Guides, etc. You can connect him on Google+.
Author Faizan Ahmad