More than 300 firms representing 2.8 million employees began migrating to Microsoft's collaboration and content management platform in the last six months of 2007, Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday.
The number of users adopting Microsoft Outlook, Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, is up 164% from the prior year, said Microsoft, which claimed many of them are former users of the Lotus Notes/Domino communication and collaboration software from IBM Corp.
New customers for Microsoft include Colliers, Westinghouse, Coinstar and Siemens.
IBM did not respond to a request for comment.
Microsoft also said that its free suite of tools for helping companies migrate from Notes/Domino to Outlook/Exchange/SharePoint has been improved with features aimed at companies with hundreds of thousands of users.
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