Switching Calendar from Lotus Notes to MS Outlook


Written By Komal Solanki

“Recently, our organization migrated from Lotus Notes to Outlook. To synchronize these two clients, we are planning to export all Notes data into Outlook. I would like to know the method of switching Calendar from Lotus Notes to MS Outlook. Can anyone tell me a reliable way to export NSF calendar to PST?”
Like this user above, there are many other people who want to know the data migration process of Lotus Notes to Outlook. As Lotus Notes customers are migrating to Outlook, the related queries are coming in large number in different forums. To help these users, we will be describing techniques of switching Calendar from Lotus Notes to MS Outlook. Continue reading to find out how you can transfer your Notes calendar to MS Outlook.

Causes of IBM Notes Calendar to Outlook Migration

There can be various reasons for people wanting to export Lotus Notes calendar to Outlook. The main reason is migrating email clients. When people migrate from Lotus Notes to Outlook, they want to export all Lotus Notes data including calendar to Outlook. Apart from this, users of both these emails may want to transfer Lotus Notes calendar to synchronize it with Outlook calendar. Let’s move to the next section where we will share techniques of switching calendar from Lotus Notes to MS Outlook.

Export Lotus Notes Calendar to MS Outlook

There are two ways of migrating Notes calendar to Outlook email. One of them is manual method and another one is alternate method. Have a look at both the methods one by one.

Manual Technique of Migrating Lotus Notes Calendar to Outlook

The manual method has to be performed in two parts. First, we will convert the Notes calendar in .ics format and then we will import that file into Outlook.
Save IBM Notes Calendar in ICS File Format
  1. Launch Lotus Notes and go to Calendar.
  1. Navigate to Menu bar to click on File>> Export.
  1. Export wizard will appear. Provide file name, select Calendar File (.ics) as “Save as type” and then click Export.
  1. Select All Documents option and click on OK.
Your Notes calendar has been saved as ICS file in your local system. Now you have to migrate that file into Outlook.

Import ICS File in Outlook 2010

  1. Open MS Outlook on your system and click File>> Open>> Import.