Laplink Automates Migration to Azure Active Directory Profile Migrations

Laplink® Software, Inc., the global provider of PC migration and creator of the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft®, Intel® and all major PC manufacturers, has announced its PCmover Enterprise solution now supports local Active Directory profile migrations to Azure Active Directory users, the company said.

This is something that is not currently supported by Microsoft and IT professionals can now leverage PCmover Enterprise to streamline local Active Directory profile transfers and save hours of time per new PC deployed or per existing PC joined to Azure Active Directory.

Traditionally, one of the most popular tools to migrate Windows user profiles from one PC to another is Microsoft´s User State Migration Tool (USMT). Without extensive (and expensive) customization, USMT does not easily support user profile migration on existing devices, which is necessary when transitioning these devices from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory.

Azure Active Directory enables each user with a single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect their business from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. According to Microsoft, as of December 2019, Azure Active Directory provides services to over 250 million monthly active users.

Laplink has addressed a key point of friction compared to using USMT for those 250 million users: IT professionals can now leverage PCmover to transfer data between existing profiles on PCs moving from a local Active Directory to Azure Active Directory in addition to speeding up deployment of new PCs whether or not joined to Azure AD.

For over 37 years, Laplink has been a provider of consumer, SMB and enterprise PC migration software, and has earned the loyalty and trust of millions of organizations and customers worldwide. The company´s PCmover software saves time and budget, reduces migration risks and increases efficiency.