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IT Organizations of Any Size Can Get Azure Active Directory (AAD) Profile Migration for Free

PCmover Profile Migrator (PPM) software is one of our most popular products, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll continue to offer it to IT organizations for free through June 30, 2021! Laplink’s PPM software eliminates the hassles involved with manually copying contents of the previous on-prem Active Directory (AD) profile to a new Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) user profile on the same device — including applications, data, and settings.

Why Azure Active Directory?

Organizations of all sizes are making the move to cloud-based services like Azure AD to take advantage of modern features, such as single sign-on and multi-factor authentication, that help protect users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. However, the migration process is far from automatic: every time an existing device is joined to Azure AD, a new user profile is created, and the content in the old user profile is no longer accessible. As a result, IT staff often spend hours manually moving applications, settings, and files between user profiles.

Making a smooth transition using automation

PCmover Profile Migrator automates the entire user-profile migration process, saving IT hours of time while also helping to facilitate a smooth and hassle-free transfer to Azure AD. PPM is the ideal solution for user-profile transfers between any two users and for migrating data from an old user profile associated with a former domain to a new user profile on a new domain, all on the same Windows PC. For migrations between PCs, Laplink’s PCmover Enterprise provides the most efficient means to transfer from an old AD-joined PC to a new Azure AD-joined PC,

Koos Stoop, IT Manager at Theiner ICT B.V., an IT service provider based in the Netherlands, explained the value of using PCmover Profile Migrator during PC migration projects like this: “Migrating user profiles is highly unique and user-dependent, which often made them extremely time consuming. When we found Laplink's PCmover, it opened our eyes to how fast and easy profile migration can be. Now, it only takes us a matter of minutes — instead of hours — to migrate profiles. So, if you think migrating user profiles is a difficult and lengthy process, get PCmover and think again!"

You’ll need profile migration for hybrid identity deployments

PCmover Profile Migrator is essential for organizations supporting remote workforces and adopting a hybrid identity model that creates a common user identity with authorization to all resources, regardless of location. Companies that use Microsoft’s Azure AD Connect to sync users between Azure AD and their local AD will find PPM offers an efficient solution for the first step in the process, which requires moving user profiles to Azure AD.

Simplifying AD infrastructure is free until June 30, 2021

“Making the move to Azure Active Directory makes a lot of sense for most organizations who often need to simplify their active directory infrastructure and harmonize directories after M&A, corporate restructuring, or IT cost cutting,” said Thomas Koll, Laplink CEO. “By making PCmover Profile Migrator free to organizations of all sizes, we’re helping them to make the transition to a full Azure AD or a hybrid model both fast and easy.”

Learn more about PCmover Profile Migrator

To learn more, watch instructional videos, and download PCmover Profile Migrator free of charge, visit ppm.laplink.com. For organizations interested in automating transfers from an old PC to a new PC or that are interested in upgrading from older versions of Windows to Windows 10, a free, fully functional copy of PCmover Enterprise can be obtained by visiting enterprise.laplink.com and filling out the request form.

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Laplink Software, Inc. has been a global leader in consumer, SMB, and enterprise PC migration software for nearly 40 years. We’ve earned the loyalty and trust of millions of organizations and customers worldwide. PCmover software saves time and budget, reduces migration risks, and increases efficiency. Only PCmover’s proprietary technology includes full selectivity that transfers data, applications, and settings from an old PC to a new one, even if the two PCs run different versions of Windows. Laplink Software is a privately held company founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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