This was supposed to be an article on how to integrate Lync 2013 presence and buddy lists with IBM Lotus Notes Clients.
However, this proved to be a somewhat troublesome process which ended up in a conclusion stating that this is at best a tidious process which involves making changes to excisting mailtemplates in Notes, installing specific DLL’s and Visual C++ Components on local computer in order to make Things work.
All the References regarding this process is mainly focusing on OCS/Lync 2010, and the material is designed for older Versions of Lotus Notes and Domino.
This article describes how things are done http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh527742.aspx#Presence , and according to the author, things should work with Lync 2010(and probably also Lync 2013). Although this mikght be correct, my advice would be the following:
If you do need the coexcistence with Microsoft Lync and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino as a permanent solution, you would have to implement this either using this solution or some other third party utilities(there are several out there, and www.instant-tech.com could be one of them).
If the environment doesn’t depend on the coexcistense(as in my case), it might be best to leave the two systems as separate ones during the transition.
Your call 🙂