Laplink has just announced very good news for government agencies facing challenges to support the PC migration needs of remote workers. Starting now, federal and many state and local government agencies can now purchase PCmover directly under GSA Schedule Contract Number 47QTCA19D00MM with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company and long-time Laplink partner. This is important because a GSA Schedule listing … Continue reading PCmover Enterprise Added to GSA Schedule for Faster Government Procurement
Jerry Hotho, president of gWiz Technology Services, grew up a gadget guy. Always interested in how things work, Jerry earned his degree in Computer and Electronics Technology from the United Electronics Institute. He started gWiz Technology Services, based in Tampa Bay, Florida, in 2009 to provide technical services for small businesses. We spoke with Jerry about his business and what changes he’s seen since the … Continue reading Customer Spotlight: gWiz Technology Services
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
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
The PC market is clearly not what it used to be. Demographic changes and new form factors like Tablets and Phablets are distorting the numbers. Continue reading Tablet and PC sales in 2015
When Windows 10 releases later this month, it is to great expectations. Unlike Windows 8, it is anticipated that existing PC users will switch much more rapidly to Windows 10. Continue reading Windows 10 and PC migration
Upgrading to a new version of Windows, soon to be Windows 10, usually sounds like a straightforward process; unfortunately it is not without PCmover. Continue reading Upgrade Paths to Windows 10
Are you testing out Windows 10 Technical Preview? Good news! Laplink is offering PCmover Express for free!
Just like in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Technical Preview doesn’t support a variety of migration scenarios. As a partner with and supporter of Microsoft, Laplink is cooperating with Microsoft to make using Windows 10 Technical Preview as easy and productive as possible.
A new vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 6 through 11 users was discovered just this past weekend. The bug can grant hackers access to a PC, likely allowing them to install programs, create accounts, and view, change, or delete user data. It has already been exploited against U.S. financial and defense companies, resulting in the U.S. government issuing a strong warning about the risks of using these versions of Internet Explorer.
Microsoft is aware of the problem and is working on a patch. However, since support for Windows XP ended earlier this month, those who still using Windows XP are out of luck.
This bug is just the first in what could be a long list of vulnerabilities that will remain open for hackers, viruses, and malware to target XP users. It’s also a clear indication that the end of support doesn’t only affect the operating system, but other applications like browsers, too. Continue reading “New Internet Explorer Bug Exposed – Laplink Helps Vulnerable XP Users”
Starting today, Windows XP users will no longer receive technical assistance, security updates, or hot-fixes to their PCs. This leaves Windows XP users vulnerable to hackers, viruses, and other malware until they upgrade or migrate quickly to a different version of Windows.
While Windows has been an extremely successful and popular operating system since its release in 2001, it’s time for XP users to move to a newer, more reliable, and more secure operating system. Laplink offers several affordable tools to make that process easy, while allowing a high degree of customization.
Laplink’s PCmover is the only software that automatically moves all selected programs, files, and settings from an old PC to a new one, or from an old operating system to a new one. PCmover is easy to use, regardless of technical skill, thanks to a step-by-step wizard that helps users customize their migration experience by keeping everything or selecting exactly what they want to transfer. With PCmover, there is no need to transfer data to external storage and no need to reinstall applications. PCmover does it all automatically!
PCmover also comes with Free Transfer Assistance available 24/7. Simply call the toll-free number, and one of Laplink’s certified PC migration experts will guide the user through the entire migration process at no additional cost. Continue reading “The End of Windows XP is Here!”
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 end of Windows® XP support just around the corner, an exciting announcement was revealed on Microsoft’s blog today—Laplink® Software will be partnering with Microsoft to provide Windows XP users with a free tool, PCmover® Express for Windows XP, to help users move off of Windows XP quickly and easily. “As the end of support for Windows XP on April 8 nears we’re continuing to … Continue reading Laplink Partners with Microsoft to Provide Free Windows XP Data Transfer Tool
Windows XP end-of-life is just around the corner, and recent extensions for Microsoft’s antimalware software has users confused. However, extended virus warning doesn’t mean that Windows XP will be safe after the April 8th deadline.
We at Laplink are encouraging all users to move from Windows XP as soon as is practical. For many business users, that means upgrading existing PCs from XP to Windows 7. Luckily, our PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant is the perfect tool to do this, and Laplink will be offering is for free for one day only on February 4.
According to a recent study by Trustworthy Computing, Windows XP systems have a malware infection rate six times higher than Windows 8. And AV-Test, who is in the business of testing security solutions, warns that continuing to use Windows XP after April 8 is a major security risk, especially as time goes on.
There’s no denying end-user demand for PCs has fallen in recent years. Laplink has continued to research and identify the top issues that result in delaying purchases of PCS. While analysts claim “the PC is dead,” hundreds of millions of PCs are still being sold each year. So why is demand down?
IDC estimates that just over 300 million PC will be shipped by the end of 2013, a 10.1% drop in total computer sales from 2012. However, IDC and other analysts expect the decline in PC sales has nearly run its course, with a very slight decline predicted in 2014. When discussing its most recent quarterly financial report, Intel’s CFO Stacy Smith said that the market for personal computers may be close to bottoming out. Several other PC manufacturers and suppliers have made similar statements recently. And just this week, Deutsche Bank added Intel to its short-term buy list, noting improving PC demand. IDC has also reported that PC usage is higher than tablets or phones, relied upon most for productivity.
Over the past 10 years, Laplink has surveyed PC buyers to identify what would accelerate their purchase, while reviewing similar data from other industry leaders. All conclusions have been the same: in 2013, given a specific level of demand, potential PC buyers have deferred purchase due to the cost of a new PC and due to concerns about migrating their new PC—the same concerns seen in every similar survey performed over the past 10 years.
Microsoft users upgrading to Windows 8.1 were in for a big shock when they opened their trusty Windows Easy Transfer tool.
Microsoft’s latest version of Windows has significantly reduced the usefulness of Easy Transfer. Previously, Microsoft allowed users to transfer files and settings directly from one Windows PC to another across a network or using an Easy Transfer Cable. Now, in Windows 8.1, users can only transfer data files using only external media, like an external hard drive or USB stick.
It’s even worse if the old PC is running Windows XP. In that case, Microsoft will not allow Easy Transfer to be used at all.