Saturday, March 07, 2009

Mirapoint Calendar migration to Exchange 2007

We've gotten a couple of inquiries out of academe for migrating calendar data out of Mirapoint and into Exchange.

Since we'd done the rough sketch on running Meeting Maker data INTO Mirapoint (though the people who asked for that are now lost at sea), pulling it out and putting it into Exchange did not seem so difficult.

Actually, when we brought it up at our Friday development meeting the Decryption team at Sumatra already had the full spec, and the Insertion team began modifying the existing Oracle Calendar conversion code and... (don't try this at home, kids, we have years of experience that keep us safe from the occasional software fire hazard)... it was basically running by the end of the day.

So we're reading VCS files and converting them into our common intermediate format, and prepping to do all the sorts of things you've come to expect from a Sumatra migration:

  • Preserve the recurrence patterns,
  • Guest lists
  • Guest responses
  • Keep meetings "live"
  • Avoid conference room anarchy
  • Avoid conference room land grabs
  • Whatever else you need
If anybody else out there wants to migrate calendars out of Mirapoint and into Exchange 2007 -- drop us a line. Mirapoint claims to have 120 Million mailboxes installed, so we'll be happy with a few hundred thousand or so.

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