Azure Migration Programme

Save money and bring your workloads to Azure with confidence. Use best-practice guidance, direct access to Azure engineers, tools and subsidised partner services.

Get the right help at every stage of your cloud migration: join for free

Simplify your move to the cloud with best-practice guidance, direct access to Azure engineers and subsidised partner services. Complete the form to join on your own or be nominated by a Microsoft team or partner. We’ll get back to you with the right combination of resources for your needs.

Organisations of all sizes can apply to get help on their migration projects.

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Which scenario are you interested in? *

DC migration project details

Which workloads are in scope for your DC migration (Select one or more) *

.NET web apps project details

Note: Virtual machines counted should include both Windows Server and SQL Server instances

VDI project details

Which VDI deployment option are you planning? *

Note: Please ensure that you have the appropriate licensing if your deployment option is Windows Virtual Desktop. For more information, visit the pricing page.

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Make your migration a success with curated resources and offers

  • Count on a proven methodology. Get step-by-step guidance for infrastructure and data migration through the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure.
  • Get free cloud migration tools from Azure to plan, optimise and move your workloads if you’re migrating on your own.
  • Gain new skills with learning courses on using Azure and specific migration topics – there are courses for everyone from beginners to experts.
  • Access in-depth assistance before, during and after your migration, including help with finding a specialised migration partner with the right expertise for your business case.
  • Support for open source and a wide range of workloads, including Windows Server, SQL Server, Linux and VMware.
  • Qualify for direct support from Azure engineers and special offers to help offset your migration costs.

Flexible to meet your unique needs

Move your infrastructure, databases and applications on your own timeline

Use the migration partner of your choice, or get connected with a partner who specialises in migration

Get the specific security, governance, data and networking design guidance that you need for your use case

Cost-effective to meet your budget

Qualify for Azure credits to offset the cost of your migration test environment while you turn off your old servers

Receive subsidised partner cloud migration services for assessment and migration

Learn cloud skills with Azure technical training through Microsoft Learn and accredited partners

High confidence with hands-on technical assistance

Get direct access to Microsoft FastTrack for Azure engineers to help you plan your cloud migration and build out your architecture

Work with specialised migration partners who can address your unique needs

Continue to get support even after your migration is complete

Get help implementing a cloud migration strategy that fits your business

Learn more about the Azure Migration Programme from Microsoft Corporate Vice Presidents, Julia White and Corey Sanders – including why Azure is the best home for Windows and SQL Server.

Azure Migration Programme FAQs

  • What are the benefits of the Azure Migration Programme?

    The Azure Migration Programme helps accelerate your journey to the cloud by providing the following benefits:

    • Best practice resources and guidance
    • Technical skill building
    • Azure engineering support
    • Specialised migration partners
    • Migration tools
    • Offers for reducing migration costs

    Which geographic regions are supported?

    The Azure Migration Programme is available to all Azure customers. The programme offers direct assistance to customers in the following supported geographic areas: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam. Expansion to other regions is being planned and will be announced closer to the launch dates. Local language coverage is dependent on resource availability.

  • Am I eligible to join the Azure Migration Programme?

    The Azure Migration Programme is available to all Azure customers through self-nomination, or nomination on a customer’s behalf from a partner or Microsoft account team.

  • How do I join the Azure Migration Programme?

    1. Contact us: Start by submitting a simple form telling us about your migration project.
    2. Find out more: After you’ve submitted the form, Microsoft will assemble a mix of resources and advise you on the next steps.
    3. Migrate and maximise your ROI: Microsoft will help you to assess and migrate your environment. In addition, we’ll provide you with resources to optimise your costs and secure your environment for ongoing success with Azure.

    How much does the Azure Migration Programme cost?

    There’s no additional cost for the Azure Migration Programme for Azure customers.

  • How does the Azure Migration Programme work with partners?

    Microsoft believes that every customer can benefit from using Azure and should engage with a migration partner on this journey. We will either provide you with resources directly or match you with a migration partner if you don’t already have one.

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