There are interoperability problems that have been reported with MS Project
and Notes regarding storing the MS Project files in the Notes database. I
have no specifics other that what I heard last month when I did a
presentation on Project 2000 for the Capitol Area MPUG. I've cc'd my
response to the MSProject Group to see if anyone has the particulars.
In the mean time, what exactly are the problems they are experiencing with
MS Project. Many of the problems they are experiencing have probably been
cleared up in the latter versions of MSProject. As far as the collaborative
features have you looked at the Project Central feature of MS Project 2000?
I think that most of what you and you client are looking for are probably
The bottom line is that unless you already have Notes expertise in the
organization and a large part of your enterprise framework built on Lotus
Notes, that putting Notes in the mix is just asking for trouble.
Guy Cox, MS Project MVP
> I've got a client that's considering implementing LotusNotes. They
> have SBS server with Exchange 5.5 and Microsoft Project (version 4 I think
> and they don't like it much) and I was wondering if there was a way to
> the same functionality they need within Exchange instead of adding Notes
> the mix.
> Mostly they are looking to manage projects and need these features:
> -Gantt charts to show project progress, deadlines, etc.
> -clear and concise calendar sharing for all team mates
> -"paper trail" to show where messages went and when
> also - if possible -
> -access to all this good info via the internet
> Any suggestions?
> I thought there must be a good "project room" web service that could do
> but I haven't found one yet that had sufficient charting and project
> management features.
> Thanks in advance.