Remote Workforce Migration Maintaining Productivity – or, Trying To Nearly 6 months into COVID-19’s work from home mandates, the question of maintaining in-home productivity is top of mind. Employers and organizations have had to take on the challenge of equipping their workforce with adequate home office technologies, if any hope of maintaining productivity as to be had. Then enters the question, “how are IT departments … Continue reading How to Best Manage a Remote Workforce
Migrating To Work From Home The role of the home office and personal computer has seen massive changes in the last three months. With the novel coronavirus continuing its reign across the world, our lives are now somewhat used to these changed living conditions. In regard to the workforce, there have been the obvious increased needs to work from home while maintaining productivity levels, regardless … Continue reading Work From Home With Laplink
Profile Migration Challenges As the world of IT moves more and more toward cloud-based solutions, some adaptations have gone smoother than others. The shift from on-premise active directory to cloud-based systems, such as Azure Active Directory, profile migration has often been a source of headaches. Not only does Azure streamline sign-in on both internal and external resources, its single sign-on and multi-factor authentication helps protect … Continue reading Migrating from on-prem Active Directory to Azure Active Directory: A bigger bang for your buck
Deploying a new PC for a remote or home office user is always a challenge, particularly in IT environments that aren’t heavily managed. The question becomes, “what is the easiest way to configure the new PC to look and act just like the old PC?” Manually copying information and installing applications nearly always results in follow-up Service Desk; the user doesn’t have all their applications, or can’t find where certain data ended up. With the recent dramatic increase in remote work (likely including some, or all, of your IT staff), scaling this type of manual migration effort is nearly impossible. Enter, the need for a remote user migration solution.
Today, we have a guest post from our very own Tom Coyle, Senior Enterprise Solution Architect, & Tim Worcester, Director of Customer Experience!
PCmover, the only migration solution recommended by Microsoft and Intel, makes this task easy. With a PCmover migration, the new PC will work and feel just like the old PC, including all user data, profile, and application settings – and even the applications themselves. PCmover, by default, running as a completely “vanilla” configuration, will automatically locate and transfer the applications and all user data to a new environment. With some simple planning and minimal configuration, your users can even drive their own migrations. This dramatically reduces the need to engage IT resources.
This guide gives a brief overview of how PCmover can help you perform a flawless remote user migration quickly and easily. PCmover is extremely flexible and can accommodate nearly any real-world use case. Here, we offer three common scenarios as examples. For help with your specific use case, contact Laplink for a one-on-one discussion, demonstration, or a trial license.
Examples of Common Scenarios
1) Migration for minimally-managed remote office PCs
Proven solutions like PCmover® Enterprise are not always known within many IT Organizations. Continue reading Windows 10 Impact on IT Departments: Part III
A survey found that 71% of businesses plan to migrate to Windows 10 in the next 18 months, having significant impact on IT departments. Continue reading Windows 10 Impact on IT Departments: Part I
PCmover Professional as a solution is the best plan for your home or business’s PC deployment scenario. Continue reading PCmover as a Solution
Laplink’s team recommended PCmover Enterprise as the optimal fit for the state department’s PC replacement and refresh needs. Continue reading Laplink saved a state department $300 per PC deployed
We needed a migration solution to meet our very specific requirements. We could not have asked for a better solution than PCmover Enterprise. Continue reading An Enterprise migration of 100,000 PCs
PCmover Enterprise by Laplink Software is the solution for every organization that has over 100 PCs. It will save a minimum of $300 per desktop deployed Continue reading An Enterprise PC migration solution
With Windows 10, though, I believe it is different scenario, as many business did not jump on the Windows 8/8.1 upgrade cycle and are thus more eager to move to Windows 10. Continue reading Windows 10: Earlier adoption forecasted for Business Users
Microsoft released information about the seven versions of Windows 10 it will offer in a blog post on June 1. Here are the key takeaway points. Continue reading Microsoft’s Windows 10 Editions
The end of support for Windows XP is now less than a week away! If you’re still running Windows XP on April 8th, you’ll see an end to technical support, hot-fixes, and security updates for your PC, leaving your data vulnerable to hackers and malware. No matter how you want to move off of Windows XP, Laplink can help you move quickly without losing your programs, files, and settings.
Windows Easy Transfer – Severely Deprecated
Windows Easy Transfer was a free, go-to tool for many Microsoft users looking to upgrade. However, support for Windows Easy Transfer has been deprecated significantly in favor of cloud solutions. Windows Easy Transfer doesn’t support upgrades from 32-bit systems to 64-bit systems, which is a problem since most XP machines run on 32-bit and newer PCs are 64-bit.
Windows 7 – No Direct Upgrades
There is no direct upgrade solution from Microsoft to go from Windows XP to Windows 7. You can manually move using external media but requires extensive time and effort to transfer only your files and settings to an external storage device, then transfer that data again to your new PC.
With nearly 30% of computers still running Windows XP and end of support just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how your business will make the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. Migrating tens or hundreds of computers is no easy task; there’s cost to consider, ease of transition, whether data will be completely transferred, and support. Laplink Software offers three solutions for any business person’s personal or corporate migration needs.
PCmover Professional is the ideal solution for migrating your personal computer. It’s the only software that will transfer all of your selected files, settings, and even applications from an old PC to a new PC, or between any versions of Windows. PCmover Professional allows you to migrate via a wired or wireless network, Laplink USB cable, or Laplink high-speed Ethernet cable. PCmover Professional can even help you restore an old PC image to a new operating system! PCmover Professional comes with Free Transfer Assistance from one of Laplink’s certified migrations specialists, available 24/7 at no additional cost. Just call the toll-free line, and a Laplink migration expert will guide you through the process either remotely or by phone.
One of the most popular free tools used by enterprises today for large enterprise migration projects is Microsoft’s User State Migration Tool (USMT). However, IT personnel declared a clear preference for PCmover Enterprise over free alternatives, including USMT, by a 3 to 1 margin. Enterprises who evaluated Laplink’s product cited its ability to migrate data that other tools missed, as well as the ease to implement customized rule sets and work flow as their reasons for preference.