It's migration, *not* coexistence...
From yellowisthenewblack.com: Coexistence?
Gary Devendorf's team leader (boss?) has a blog post talking about his role managing Microsoft evangelists, including Gary's role. And what's the definition he uses for that role?
Let's just look at the definition of that word "migration":
1. A change from one hardware or software technology to another. Migration is a way of life in the computer industry. For example, once known only to those in the glass-enclosed datacenter, users today understand the meaning of migrating from one operating system to another.
2. Moving data from one storage system to another (data migration).
3. Moving data and applications from one computer to another.
That's quite a bit different than "coexistence", which is the story we've been told.
Existence at the same time with another; -- contemporary existence.
I took a bit of heat in my blog for the pre-Lotusphere post supporting IBM's position of denying Microsoft and Gary a booth. A lot of people tried to tell me that his information was useful, which I don't deny or argue. A few suggested I have a problem with Gary, which I don't. My main problem is that Gary's repeated message of coexistence and cooperation is at odds with Microsoft's message of migration away from Notes. And his assertion that Microsoft really doesn't care about Notes and that all this work is his own personal quest to help Domino developers just flat out doesn't hold water.
So Gary? Rock on with your Domino/.Net work. For those who need to integrate with or even <shudder!> migrate to Microsoft technologies, the information will be invaluable. But can we now officially cut the kumbaya crap about just wanting to help us Domino developers out? Your job is evangelizing Notes migration. You work for Microsoft now, not Lotus. And if you represent Microsoft in any official capacity at an event, you also represent their position.
Regardless of what you might want us to believe (or what *you* personally believe) otherwise...