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From the CEO: PCmover Profile Migrator is Free to IT Teams of All Sizes for a Hassle-Free Transfer to Azure AD

When Microsoft introduced Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) I was skeptical that organizations would make the move from local Active Directory (AD). After all, it’s a big change to implement a centralized directory administered and hosted by a third party, and Microsoft already failed in its attempt at something similar (Microsoft Passport) back in the 90s.

But over the last year, I’ve talked with senior IT managers across multiple industries who are embracing this change. When I’ve asked them why it’s become a priority for their organizations, their answers always reflect a need to simplify their infrastructure and harmonize directories after M&A, corporate restructuring, or IT cost-cutting. Moreover, in the remote workforce model, they’re prioritizing the benefits of Azure AD for its single sign-on and multi-factor authentication features.

And market research confirms the trend in adoption rates I’ve been observing among my colleagues. Adoption of the public cloud has increased significantly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — an increase that is predicted to accelerate in the next twelve months.

While I’m impressed with the adoption of Azure AD, I know the transition is not without its obstacles. For example, when a device joins Azure AD, a new user profile needs to be created, but when that user logs in, they can’t access any of the content in the old profile. I know that there are few things more frustrating for a user than being unable to access their data! And, of course, there is a real cost when IT personnel spend time manually moving data between user profiles.

It’s my pleasure to offer IT organizations a solution to this problem with Laplink’s PCmover Profile Migrator (PPM), and I’m thrilled we’re offering it free through June 30, 2021.

PCmover Profile Migrator is the ideal solution for user-profile transfers between any two profiles on the same PC, such as migrating data from an old user profile associated with a former domain to a new user profile on a new domain. It automates the entire migration process with a smooth, hassle-free transfer, which saves IT organizations hours of time while providing a seamless user experience.

I’m proud of PCmover Profile Migrator, what it accomplishes for our customers, and that we can offer it free to IT organizations. PCmover has been saving organizations time and money for nearly 40 years — savings that are even more of a priority during these challenging times. As always, at Laplink, we’re committed to being part of the solution, today and every day.

And no matter the challenges you face, if you are replacing PCs, consider PCmover Enterprise (download the full version free for evaluation). It also supports the automatic transfer of data across domains, such as from an old AD-joined PC to a new Azure AD-joined PC.




Thomas Koll, CEO
Laplink Software, Inc.

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