January 14, 2020: Windows 7 End of Support With the events of this year, January seems more like a different lifetime than merely 6 months ago. And while the date may not make history books as a top event of 2020, January 14 marked an important date in the world of technology: the end of extended support for Windows 7. What was Windows 7 End … Continue reading Counting Patches: A Look Back Since Windows 7 End of Support
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
Now Available: PCmover Windows Store Edition Sometimes we all wish life came with an “easy” button. Just press and boom – the house is cleaned, you arrive in a far-off exotic location with no jet lag, and all your tech is upgraded! But with apologies to Staples, we’ve yet to make a real-life “easy button.” Life’s just not that simple. The good news is that … Continue reading PCmover Windows Store Edition: As easy as a click of a button
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
Today, we’re pleased to announce PCmover Profile Migrator (PPM) software is available at no charge through June 30, 2020. As more organizations transition their IT infrastructure from on premise to the cloud, this free profile migration solution reduces the time and hassle of setting up new Azure Active Directory (AAD) profiles for users. Cloud hosting and services continue to gain popularity among enterprises and small … Continue reading Free Profile Migration Tool Helps IT Transition to Azure Active Directory
The race against time is over. As of today, Microsoft has stopped Windows® 7 updates and support. In their own words, PCs continuing to run Windows 7 are “more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.” Security breaches and cyberattacks aren’t things organizations can afford to take lightly. Enter: the Windows 7 Migration Kit. What If You Stay? For those who are weighing the pros and … Continue reading Windows 7 Migration Kit
If you know anything about Laplink, you understand that we’ve been around for a long, LONG time. We’ve handled almost every major Windows transition – from DOS to 95 to XP to Windows 8. Now we’ve hit another big milestone in Microsoft’s OS journey. Windows 7 end of support is January 14, 2020 and you must move to Windows 10 or pay to stay. Look, … Continue reading Windows 7 End of Support = It’s Always Messy!
It’s hard to believe that in less than six months Microsoft will end support for Windows 7, which has been an incredibly successful product. Strictly speaking, come January 14, 2020, the OS will continue to work, but unless you want to pay for “extended security updates” (only available for the Pro and Enterprise versions, not Home), you’re unnecessarily burdening yourself with significant security risks. Experts … Continue reading Laplink Announces Free Pilots and New Products!
Now Available: PCmover Business Version 11! We pleased to announce the release of our newest version of PCmover Business. PCmover, the top-selling PC migration software, is the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft, Intel, and major PC manufacturers. PC Migration Software for Business & IT Professionals PCmover Business provides small to medium-sized organizations advanced migration options to greatly reduce the time to deploy … Continue reading PCmover Business – The Recommended PC Migration Software for SMB
Are you ready for Windows 7 EOS? The End of Support (EOS) of Microsoft’s Window 7 is quickly approaching. Starting January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer release security updates or bug fixes, discontinuing support altogether. Earlier this month, Laplink CEO Thomas Koll shared his thoughts on the upcoming Windows 7 EOS, and the value of a solution like PCmover. Do you have a plan? … Continue reading The Recommended Windows 7 EOS Migration Solution
May 15, 2019 marks 36 years as a global leader in data transfer and migration software. Let’s celebrate with free PCmover software! Celebrate with us To celebrate these years of growth and success, we’re giving away software to subscribers of our mailing list! Consumers get a free PCmover Express copy. We’re also giving a complimentary copy of PCmover Profile Migrator to IT professionals at organizations large and … Continue reading Free PCmover Software for Laplink’s Birthday!
It’s time now. In less than 10 months Microsoft® will officially end support of Windows 7®. Unlike with previous operating systems, Microsoft has offered customers the continuation of security updates for a period of time as part of a Windows subscription. The price will be $25-50 dollars per PC going up to $100 to $200 in year 3. Unless organizations have vital applications that will … Continue reading PCmover tackles headaches caused by Windows 7 EOS
For over twenty years, I have been a proponent of what we now call “cloud computing.” Back in the 90’s, the approach was more simple, but the need “for cultural transformation in large enterprises and for productivity in small business” (Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, 2018) existed back then as it does today. Microsoft currently wants to transition customers into a “paradigm of people-centered” experiences. To … Continue reading New Software Release: PCmover Profile Migrator
Laplink and Microsoft partnered to offer PCmover Express for Windows XP to support PC migrations of data and settings from a Windows XP machine to a Windows 10 machine. Continue reading Laplink Solves Hidden Dangers of Moving off Windows XP
Moving to a new PC is quite a challenge as Windows 10 has no tools to accomplish this task. For many users, getting their data files such as photos, videos, music, email, contacts, spreadsheets, documents, etc. to their new PC is a major concern and may even result in the delay of purchasing a new PC. There are four basic options a user can choose from to … Continue reading Tips for Transferring Files to Windows 10
With the new Windows 10 available on these new devices, it is officially the time to buy a new PC. Be sure to use PCmover Professional to move PC to PC. Continue reading It’s Time to Buy a New PC
Microsoft’s Windows 10 reaches its milestone. It only took 10 weeks for Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, to get installed on 110 million devices. Continue reading Microsoft’s Windows 10 Reaches Milestone
Laplink announced today that PCmover has been selected by Microsoft as its recommended migration solution for Windows users, with a free download of PCmover Express for personal use available here. “Microsoft looks forward to continuing our collaboration with Laplink,” said Shad Larsen, Director of Business Planning at Microsoft, in a press release. “We wanted to make it easier for customers to migrate their personal files and … Continue reading Microsoft and Laplink Partnership: PCmover Express for free
Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest operating system, released July 29. Here are 5 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. Continue reading 5 improvements in new Windows 10 OS