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Mainsoft connects SharePoint and Lotus Notes

Microsoft middleware maker Mainsoft today released its Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes, version 2.0. The software let users move documents between IBM Lotus Notes, Microsoft SharePoint, and IBM Sametime.

New features include connecting SharePoint team events to the Lotus Note 8.5 calendar application, support for SharePoint check in and check out of documents, the ability to send links to documents instead of attachments in e-mails, and access to hosted SharePoint solutions in the cloud include Microsoft SharePoint Online.

Pricing starts at $125 per user for a minimum of 10 users, with volume discounts enabling a price of $65 per user at 4,000 users.

The release comes as competition between Microsoft and IBM is heating up, with both sides claiming market advances and an overall lead. That's because for Microsoft, SharePoint is a growth area.

Competition is also heating up because of the economy.

"Customers rely on Mainsoft software to eliminate IT barriers that separate users' personal and team spaces in order to accelerate SharePoint adoption for managing emails and documents. And, it's a smart investment for enterprises with a tight IT budget," said Yaacov Cohen, CEO of Mainsoft, in a statement.

"We selected Windows SharePoint Services because it comes bundled with MS Dynamics and Microsoft Business Portal Software, which we're using for accounting, enterprise resource planning, and inventory management. By integrating Lotus Notes with SharePoint, as well as our Lotus Sametime-based unified communications platform, we can meet all document collaboration and communication needs in a single application," said Scott Marchione, Kawasaki Robotics applications developer, in a statement.

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