File Transfer Made Easy With PCmover Business

Easy File Transfer with PCmover Business - Technician Licenses

PCmover Business Technician License = Easy File Transfer

Easy file transfer is made even simpler with the flexibility of our new Technician License!

We just launched our new licensing program for PCmover Business. The Technician License provides a convenient pay-per-use feature, exclusively for small to medium-sized organizations (SMBs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), system integrators, and other IT service professionals.

The value of PCmover

PCmover, the top-selling PC migration software in the world, is used by many Fortune 100 companies for deploying new PCs. It is the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft, Intel, and all major PC manufacturers.

PCmover Business provides SMB organizations advanced migration options to greatly reduce the time to deploy PCs, and dramatically lower the cost of PC refresh projects. The ability to automatically transfer everything desired from one PC to another not only saves hours of IT labor, but also increases end-user satisfaction. The results of using PCmover (over other options) are less post-migration helpdesk calls, and increased efficiency and productivity – ultimately leading to an improved bottom line.

“Our customers save an average of more than $300 per PC deployed,” stated Thomas Koll, Laplink’s CEO. “And for IT service providers, the ability to meet clients’ needs, deliver strong value, and earn a nice margin are all made possible with PCmover.”

These benefits become even more relevant in context of Microsoft’s Windows 7 End of Support next January. “More than half of PCs in larger organizations are still running Windows 7,” continued Koll. “PCmover can help those organizations avoid a serious and imminent security problem. For service providers, we offer a great opportunity: solve the problem for clients and improve margins at the same time.”

Designed for SMBs, MSPs, & IT Pros

For SMB organizations, MSPs, system integrators and other IT service professionals who regularly deploy new PCs, the new Technician License solves another problem. The “pay-per-use” flexibility of only invoicing for what’s used – when it’s used – means low initial investment and improved cash flow.

PCmover Business’s Technician License ultimately provides organizations with a simple, scalable solution for multiple data migrations and minimal financial investment. Plus, Laplink offers a zero risk, 90-day money-back guarantee to provide ultimate peace of mind.

Visit Laplink’s PCmover Business page to learn more, view purchase options, and get started. Customers who purchase before June 30, 2019 will receive 50% off the initial fee when coupon code “TECH50” is applied!

PCmover Business – The Recommended PC Migration Software for SMB

PCmover Business v11 is now available! PCmover, the top-selling PC migration software, is the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft & Intel.

New Version of PCmover for Business and IT Professionals

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 PCs. This PC migration software dramatically lowers the cost of a PC refresh project. Furthermore, it becomes particularly valuable when considering Microsoft’s Windows 7 End of Support on January 14, 2020. As Laplink CEO Thomas Koll stresses, “…it is even more imperative we make PCmover available to organizations needing to quickly and efficiently move off Windows 7.”

PCmover Business automatically transfers everything desired from an old PC to a new PC, even applications, while allowing full selectivity. Run PCmover directly from the command line, portable storage devices (such as USB drives), or from a network location. “Simply, we reduce the total cost of deploying a new PC by over $300 on average,” shared Koll. “We save hours of IT labor and reduce end-user frustration. That means lower cost and greater productivity. And for service providers, it means better margins and happier clients.”

Updates & Improvements in Version 11

This latest version of PCmover includes many improvements that resulted from our partnership with Intel. They include auto-connecting between PCs, improved application processing, and a streamlined user interface. Also, users will see increased network transfer speeds, and improved reliability. Likewise, transfer speeds are increased with added support of USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables.

Labor costs, especially for IT personnel, keep increasing, but PCmover actually reduces those costs,” continued Koll. “That’s why so many Fortune 100 companies have chosen PCmover – same as the global system integrators who serve those companies, and same for the top consulting firms in the world. It’s why thousands of smaller organizations, from manufacturing to healthcare to education to government all are using PCmover – to lower the total cost of PC refresh.”

Visit the PCmover Business homepage to request the free evaluation, learn more, and view options to purchase, including significant discounts on volume licenses.

 

The Recommended Windows 7 EOS Migration Solution

Windows 7 EOS (End of Support) is January 14, 2020. What's you plan for when Microsoft stops security updates, bug fixes, and support altogether?

PCmover: the Recommended Windows 7 EOS Migration Solution

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?

Migration Hesitation

Ending support of the 2nd-most used OS is significant, as it will impact the 485 million PCs still running Windows 7. This is leaving organizations with an immense migration effort on their hands. Some organizations have already started the migration process, but there are still many who find themselves procrastinating their move. This can be due to the lack of a clear solution, a lack of IT manpower, or any number of other questions & pain points.

That’s where PCmover comes in.

Migration Pain Points & FAQs

What happens with the user’s data?

Perhaps the most common concern when migrating is ensuring you have moved everything. Do you know the location of every file needing to be transferred? What if you miss a critical file? Additionally, do you have a clear sense of how much data, business critical or not, needs to be moved per user profile? The simplicity of PCmover is a huge benefit because it will make a complete analysis of the PC and find all necessary files, as well as files in hidden folders.

What’s the scope of my migration project?

On top of the migration itself, migration setup can be a challenge. Every PC is different, with varying sizes, types, and locations of data. PCmover helps with all of this. You can transfer everything just to be safe, or choose certain apps, folders, or file types. You’ll have a clear sense of what you’re transferring, and how much space you’ll need on the other side.

Are my apps compatible with Windows 10?

Do you have a smart enough tool to decide compatibility on the fly? PCmover can select certain apps, or blacklist others to ensure compatibility with Windows 10.

How can I minimize migration downtime?

There’s not only the impact on IT staff to handle the migration effort. Each minute a user is without their PC is downtime eating into the bottom line. Sure, there’s the option to speed through manual migrations to save time. However, incomplete migrations result in user dissatisfaction, additional help desk calls, and even more downtime. Using PCmover ultimately reduces migration time, thus minimizing critical employee downtime.

… we have seen a large savings in time spent by users (worker downtime during migrations) as well as a drop in help desk calls related to the transfer process, allowing for savings in staffing.”
– Global Professional & Financial Services Firm, Project Manager


Is there a simple and effective Windows 7 EOS migration solution?

You’ve hopefully guessed it by now. PCmover offers a simple, efficient, and effective way to both setup migrations, and conduct the migrations themselves, all while saving time and reducing costs and downtime.

Can I stay on Windows 7?

Still, some may feel this is all too much of a hassle. Others may not have the IT resources to support a migration to Windows 10.

“What if I just take the risk and stay on Windows 7?” Security Boulevard provided 32 security reasons to move to Windows 10. Inaction should not be considered a viable option, especially for SMBs & Enterprises organizations.

The ONLY recommended Windows 7 EOS migration solution

It’s clear the best course of action is to migrate. Organizations need to be prepared, and ensure they have a strategy to avoid last-minute scrambling and security risks. For the simplest, most efficient and effective way, go with the only migration solution recommended by both Microsoft and Intel.

Visit our Windows 7 End of Support page to learn more and request a FREE DEMO of PCmover Enterprise.
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Free PCmover Software for Laplink’s Birthday!

May 15, 2019 marks 36 years as a global leader in data transfer and migration software. Let’s celebrate with free PCmover software!

Free PCmover Software for Laplink's Birthday!

Laplink Turns 36!

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 small! Additionally, organizations that request and complete a 30 minute demo of PCmover Enterprise will receive a free Laplink USB 3.0 high-speed transfer cable.

As an added bonus, we’re giving a 36% off coupon code! Everyone who has either signed up to receive Laplink emails or visits our site through May 31 can redeem.

Our Journey to Exclusivity

Laplink was founded in 1983 as “Traveling Software,” soon after the original IBM PC release. We went on to forever change how PCs connect and transfer data. The original “LapLink” software & cable helped launch an entire category of connectivity software – file transfer, synchronization, remote control, and migration. Since then, our flagship product, PCmover, has become the only Microsoft and Intel recommended migration solution on the market today.

Looking Forward

“After 36 years, millions of customers, and billions of files, Laplink is still connecting people and their PCs,” shared Thomas Koll, Laplink’s CEO. “And, with the end of support for Microsoft’s Windows 7 coming up January 2020, it is even more imperative we make PCmover available to organizations needing to quickly and efficiently move off Windows 7. Throughout our 36 years, PCmover Enterprise has quickly become the leading product for PC refreshes in large F1000 companies, mid-market organizations, government and education. The ROI is immediate, substantial and visible.”

Learn more at www.laplink.com, and grab your complimentary software & offers, valid through May 31, 2019.

PCmover tackles headaches caused by Windows 7 EOS

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 not run on Windows 10, most will decide to refresh their PCs with Windows 10. Some will use existing hardware but given the typical PC replacement cycle, most will move to new hardware.

Microsoft is rapidly moving their products to the cloud and connecting their traditional Office applications with new cloud-based applications, which should make us more productive and enable a new way to work. OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint and other Microsoft products create additional opportunities to share, communicate and collaborate.

Another step forward is the introduction of Azure Active Directory. Directory services were always local and organizations had challenges to always map their new organization structures (new acquisitions, organization changes, subsidiaries and sister companies) in the local Active Directory. Moving to Azure Active Directory allows IT departments to manage all of this in the cloud and harmonize both the user and organizational structures.

We at Laplink are committed to making your PC migration projects more efficient, enabling an easier process when PC lease cycles end, mitigating end user downtime during break/fix scenarios, and most of all, saving you time and money. PCmover Enterprise has quickly become the leading product for PC refreshes in large F1000 companies, mid-market organizations, government and education. The ROI is immediate, substantial and visible. Our sales teams have shared with me many customers’ feedback that have proven we continue to achieve our commitments. A large retail customer said, “With PCmover we save 5 hours per desktop”; a large service company said, “We are saving $100,000 per year in help desk support”; and a global professional and financial services firm described how PCmover Enterprise enabled them to move over 175,000 PCs to Windows 10, which was more efficient and cost effective than Microsoft’s User State Migration Tool (USMT).

Depending on your scenario, whether you need to move the complete PC personality including applications, data and settings to a new PC or clean/repair/upgrade an existing PC, PCmover Enterprise gives IT teams the power to configure the product according to their policies and goals. CIOs are even using PCmover Enterprise to configure a near zero-touch & fully automated transfer that is executed by the user and runs in the background.

Moving to Azure Active Directory creates some headaches when transferring a local Active Directory profile to the new AAD profile. Laplink has been working very closely with Microsoft to help overcome this issue by creating a new feature of PCmover Enterprise called PCmover Profile Migrator. Now what was previously completed manually is automated with PCmover Profile Migrator, saving IT teams hours of manual profile creation.

You can receive a free, fully functional evaluation copy of PCmover Enterprise here or just reply to this email. Whether you are moving off of Windows 7 or need to increase new PC deployments, PCmover is the solution!

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Thomas Koll – CEO
Laplink Software, Inc.
tk@laplink.com

New Software Release: PCmover Profile Migrator

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 achieve this end, Microsoft is taking an even bigger step: transitioning the standard Windows platform to a sophisticated cloud and desktop infrastructure, where Windows 10 is just one component, albeit the necessary starting point.

With the adoption of Windows 10, Microsoft offers a clear path to an integrated cloud-desktop infrastructure that goes far beyond Windows and Office. It integrates all components into a consistent experience where the user can take advantage of workflows enabled by rich and secure cloud based applications and utilities.

Migrating to the new world of “Microsoft 365 Business” starts with Windows 10, Office 365, OneDrive and the transition to Azure Active Directory (AAD) from the old Active Directory (AD).

In addition to this new ecosystem of Microsoft cloud computing products, it is also time to think about other transitions on the horizon as the end of support looms for Windows 7 and Office 2016 in 2020.

It is not surprising that changes as paramount as these create friction. To help, Microsoft is training and enabling thousands of service providers. They are also counting on numerous ISV’s who build on top of the new platform and provide tools for a smooth transition. But, the most fundamental domain change from AD to AAD has the potential to be very time-consuming and frustrating to IT service providers and end users.

That’s where Laplink comes in. For over 35 years, Laplink has been the leader in providing data transfer and migration software – and of course, we are doing the same for cloud computing transitions.

Laplink has been a trusted partner with Microsoft since the beginning of the PC era and Microsoft can again rely on powerful tools by Laplink to simplify the PC migration process. Based on our award-winning and market-leading migration platform, PCmover, Laplink developed an innovative solution to ease the migration from AD to AAD by taking an important pain point out of the process.

Laplink is pleased to announce PCmover Profile Migrator, which allows the easy and time-saving migration of installed applications, data, and settings between user profiles on the same PC. That means everything can be automatically transferred from the old AD user profile to the new AAD profile.

In fact, PCmover Profile Migrator allows for fast and easy migration between any user profiles – regardless of the associated domain or directory services. With PCmover, there’s no need to manually copy data, update settings, or reinstall user apps. It’s all automatic, allowing the user to quickly start working in the new AAD environment or other new domain.

For more information, including pricing, visit: www.laplink.com/ppm

Also, as a special introductory offer, Laplink is offering a 25% discount on PCmover Profile Migrator. At checkout, simply enter Coupon Code: 4DU-64D-RUQ

This limited time discount applies to single-use or multi-use licenses. Offer ends August 17, 2018.

Does “Deleted” Really Mean Deleted?

Laplink Software is a strong supporter of sustainability, especially when it comes to PCs. A great way to become more ecofriendly is to recycle old tech products when seeking to buy new equipment. A great way to do this is by reselling or donating used equipment. This helps reduce landfill waste and is an awesome way to make some extra cash to put towards the next tech purchase. However, reselling or recycling old technology can be dangerous if the old hard drive is not dealt with correctly. Personal information, bank details, and other sensitive information can be recovered using specialized software that is widely available to the public. Access to unwiped hard drives can significantly increase the risk of intellectual property theft, compromise data integrity, and leave businesses vulnerable to attack.

The website, “The Guardian,” conducted an investigative research study where they compiled 22,000 “deleted” files extracted from eight computers purchased from an auction site on eBay. These computer hard drives were incorrectly wiped and resulted in thousands of personal files left behind at anyone’s disposal. This study ultimately confirmed normal deletion is insufficient to destroy all data. Even more disturbing, The Guardian warned, “The eight PCs contained more valuable personal information than ever as people increasingly shop online, use social networking sites, and take digital photos. Such information could bring identify thieves a hefty payday,” said Sarah Kinder. Regular deletion methods aren’t as successful because of the way PCs hard drives store information. Index files on the PC hard drive store data, updates, and listings of where files are stored on the physical hard drive. When a file is “deleted” on the system, the index on the hard drive is removed but the actual file containing the data remains on the hard drive.

Clearly the threat of incorrectly wiping a hard drive before removal of service is essential for people and businesses alike. Luckily, Laplink Software has introduced a state of the art data erasing software called SafeErase®. SafeErase® is the fastest and most secure way to permanently delete sensitive information. The software uses a series of US Department of Defense (DoD) and the German Federal Office of Information Security (BSI) recommended deletion methods, ensuring a complete wipe of any and all personal data so it is unrecoverable. SafeErase® uses 6 grades of data deletion and offers a series of 35 different deletion cycles executed in random order. The data is also overwritten with zeros to ensure the fastest deletion times. All data, programs, settings, profiles, email archives, etc. on the hard drive will be gone forever. SafeErase® ensures restoration of the hard drive is impossible after the software has been used.

However, if the data intended to be erased from the old PC is also data that needs to preserved and transferred to the new PC, Laplink Software has created PCmover® to alleviate this problem. Laplink Software offers a bundle packaged, PCmover Ultimate®, which includes both PCmover® and SafeErase®. This package allows for safe hard drive deletion from the old PC and a successful data transfer to the new PC, leaving nothing behind on both ends. PCmover Ultimate® and SafeErase® are available at Laplink.com and Amazon.com.

Laplink Software strongly encourages the recycling and reselling of old technology and wants to make the process as safe as possible. Be sustainable and protect your business, family, and personal data with SafeErase® or PCmover Ultimate®. Don’t just delete data, annihilate it! Bringing peace of mind and allowing for the betterment of our environment.

35 Years Later

Sometimes it is hard to remember the beginning of computing. Today technology is an integral part of our lives, and the mobile cloud, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and the internet of things are all around us. Discussions about autonomous driving and even autonomous flying show high confidence that we can achieve these goals within five years. Tremendous technological progress has been made overall. Nothing was more impressive to me than the swarm of drones that Intel displayed in the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, a combination of a lot of new technology.

35 years ago as Laplink began, we also witnessed the birth of the first mobile computer: the Radio Shack M 100. The M 100 had some innovative qualities that have survived the progress of time: mobile size (laptop), LCD screen and basic computing functions.

Laplink Software was a pioneer in the early days of computing. Then called “Traveling Software,” the company built the first products for the M 100: T-DOS, Travelling Appointment Manager, Expense Manager and T-Word, the word processor that could change its font size. In the years following, groundbreaking software was created to “sync” the Sharp handheld and consequently Apple’s Newton handheld. With the emergence of the PC, Traveling Software shifted its focus to the PC and hit a home run. Launching “LapLink”, the company revolutionized direct peer-to peer communication between two PCs over a patented direct-connect cable. It was the first ad-hoc network and the go-to product for all IT professionals.

Today we take connectivity for granted and easily move files among networks and the cloud. However, everyday computing still presents challenges in some areas. Laplink saw the need for PC migration software to transfer applications, files, and settings from an old PC to a new PC. Creating the innovative PCmover software, Laplink again pioneered a whole new category. With the PCmover family of products, Laplink is the world market leader and continues to innovate to make it easier for every user to manage their PCs.

Laplink is proud to help consumers, small businesses, public institutions and the largest enterprises effectively “move” into a new PC. We are grateful to our customers around the world who trust us and we are not stopping now. New generations of software are needed to manage the transition to the cloud and manage your devices no matter where they are. Competition and innovation are constant drivers to work on new products and new services. The large Tech Giants dominate the news and announce record earnings, but sometimes the small, nimble and agile companies make the difference. Laplink has done so for 35 years!

Please be sure to come visit our party on Tuesday, May 15, at www.laplink.com. We will have free presents and special offers to celebrate our 35th anniversary!

Laplink and Intel® partner to create a new version of PCmover

I hear the same story frequently from different friends and colleagues. Every time someone asks me what Laplink does and I tell them about PCmover, the answer is often, “I wish that I would have known about PCmover before I set up my new PC! It took me days to get it configured manually.” Not surprisingly, studies from Microsoft and Intel come to the same conclusion: Users dread buying a new PC or even postpone the purchase because they fear the pain of setting up the new PC. Re-installing all the applications, transferring the data and redoing the settings are all tedious and time-consuming. Although a user’s PC may be dated and significantly better hardware is available on the market, the user probably has their current PC set up exactly how they like it. Their PC is not the fastest and doesn’t have all the new features, but the user knows how it works.

Laplink has partnered with Microsoft, Intel and the major PC manufacturers for many years, but the cooperation has been mostly limited to sales and marketing. The exception is Intel, with whom we have shared years of technology cooperation and co-development on several projects. Although Intel is not selling directly to end users, they are highly motivated to build components that benefit consumers. They want to ensure that software is optimized with the Intel hardware to take advantage of the innovation that Intel is creating.

Last year, Intel contacted us and announced they were committed to helping make the transition to a new PC easier for users. Central to the theme was how users are “migrating” or transferring their data, settings and even applications to the new PC. After in-depth research of the process, Intel initiated a new discussion with us. Their team had a very clear message: (1) PCmover is the best product in the market to address this issue; and (2) Reviews show that PCmover struggles to deal with environmental issues like PC networking and application compatibility that lie outside Laplink’s control.  Together we identified a number of reasons why the non-expert user has difficulty with these issues when using PCmover. We decided it would be best to re-do the interaction of the user between our product and the outside factors, namely the user interface.

The project was parsed into five parts: (1) Current user behavior; (2) New UI design; (3) Development; (4) Testing and feedback; and (5) Optimization. The tech team battled optimization and worked to make the transfer faster and more reliable with the latest generation of processors. Simultaneously, the user experience and marketing teams completed a prolonged analysis, evaluated many iterations of a new UI approach, monitored user testing, and finally provided new specifications to development. After an intense six months with long hours the new version of PCmover was ready.

Software development has drastically changed over the years. I remember well the early days of PC computing. A new version was released, burned onto a floppy disc, bundled with a user guide and off it went to printing and distribution. Today, the release has to be accompanied with not only a new user guide, but new web pages, new setup for e-commerce, complex product and serial number schemas, continued user testing, and deployment of updates.

Innovating PCmover continues even beyond the new release. Working with Intel and their worldwide teams, we wanted to make the software available to more retailers in more countries than ever before. We added new languages like Indonesian, Thai, Turkish, and Polish, thereby making PCmover available in nearly twenty different languages.

Working with Intel has been extremely rewarding and I am grateful to all the contributors who helped to make the product better. Getting feedback from our customers, partners, and resellers gives us the opportunity to drive innovation every day. This process does not stop, as we work to continually provide better service and products for our customers.

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PCmover Saves Days of PC Setup

The other day I got some feedback about PCmover from David in Arizona that I wanted to share with everyone. It’s so great to hear from our customers and learn from them.

“I have been using PCmover for about 10 years. Migrating many systems from XP to Vista to Win 7 to Win 10. It always makes my work much less and as you learn how to use PCmover effectively it’s even more reliable.

I just used a copy of PCmover last week. After installing Windows 10 on the new computer I decided to set all my settings manually rather than transfer them. After my customization was done on the new PC I loaded PCmover on both machines Source and Target and used a [Laplink] USB cable (2.0) to do the transfer…I deselected moving my movies and music files as I restored those using an external drive I use for archiving. So I was basically transferring all my PROGRAMS (Over 100) and other files.

A little over an hour later DONE!!!!

I checked all the files and all the PROGRAMS….ALL of my files and PROGRAMS had been transferred and only one or two required to be reactivated.

That would have taken me at least a week to do working all day long.  Pretty good value for money…

The thing is…PCmover really is an awesome product. I hate it when I see people in review forums say it doesn’t work…I’ve been using PCmover for a long time and can definitely attest to it working and working very well. ”

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