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
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
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
PCmover Professional as a solution is the best plan for your home or business’s PC deployment scenario. Continue reading PCmover as a Solution
The top-selling migration solution, PCmover Professional for Windows 10, is still the easiest way to set up a new PC, and is needed now more than ever. Continue reading Laplink Announces Availability of Newest Version of PCmover Professional
With the release of Windows 10 now available, users who have downloaded the technical preview were relieved to see the return of a familiar Windows 7 user interface. Though when Windows 7 was released in 2009, mobile was not as prevalent as it is now; thus, the Windows 10 improvements and implementations of a mobile-friendly interface make it the ideal operating system for longtime holdouts … Continue reading Windows 10: the integrated OS for desktop and mobile users
Windows 10 is releasing this week, and so I have listed my top 5 reasons for consumers and businesses to upgrade. Continue reading Upgrade to Windows 10: Reasons and Considerations
PCmover Professional by Laplink really is the best solution for a fast migration of all of your data, settings, profiles, and applications from your old Windows PC to a new one, including Windows 10. Continue reading How to migrate PC to PC with Laplink’s PCmover
What will you do with your old PC? Sell it? Throw it away? Did you know that when you delete data under Windows, it is not truly “deleted”? Continue reading Recycle or Resell your old PC safely
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
For his clients, instead of working on a migration for over a 4-hour period, the entire transfer was done in 45 minutes with PCmover Professional. Continue reading A Laplink Reseller Interview
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
With Windows 10, though, I believe it is different scenario, as many business did not jump on the Windows 8/8.1 upgrade cycle and are thus more eager to move to Windows 10. Continue reading Windows 10: Earlier adoption forecasted for Business Users