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Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme

Get the right mix of expert help and best practices so you can move forward with confidence

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Let’s move forward together – with confidence. Get help at every step.

Watch this video to learn about the Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme. Discover how to get technical training, resources for using best practices and support at every stage with a proven approach, unique cost-saving offers and step-by-step guidance from Azure engineers and expert Azure migration partners.

Join the thousands of other customers who have simplified and accelerated their cloud journeys with the Azure Migration and Modernization Program

Use a proven, end-to-end approach for all your needs

Apply best practices – based on the proven Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure and Well-Architected Framework – at every stage of your cloud adoption journey.

Get assistance assessing your environment and planning your migration – including a migration readiness assessment, cloud economics guidance and landing zone build-out support.

Use best practices for migration and modernisation scenarios across apps, data and infrastructure

Optimise costs and drive sustainable outcomes

Reduce your migration costs with unique offers and incentives – get matched based on your need and where you are in your journey.

Move to the cloud efficiently and stay cost-optimised with free tools such as Azure Migrate and Azure Cost Management.

Support environmentally sustainable outcomes while driving operational efficiencies when you migrate from on-premises to the cloud.

Move confidently with expert help

Get help with planning your cloud migration and modernisation with direct access to FastTrack for Azure engineers.

Work with partners who are certified migration and modernisation experts.

Build organisational readiness and cloud skills through Microsoft Learn.

See how customers are thriving by moving to Azure

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British Council optimises costs to digitally transform using the Azure Migration and Modernisation programme

Learn how the Azure Migration and Modernisation programme supported the British Council with an accelerated move to the cloud to minimise disruption for students around the world.

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See how Implenia migrated its entire estate with the Azure Migration and Modernisation programme to make better use of Azure platform capabilities.

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How the University of Leicester enabled remote learning in a global crisis

Watch how the Azure Migration and Modernisation programme enabled the University of Leicester to deploy remote learning under tight time constraints and protect revenue and operations.

Get the help you need to simplify your cloud migration and modernisation journey

Self-guided digital support

Benefits include:

  • Immediate access to curated resources designed to support your migration and modernisation efforts.
  • A conversation with an Azure sales specialist to help answer questions about Azure, migration and modernisation.
  • Guidance on next steps and what cloud migration and modernisation tools and resources to use.
  • Technical training through Microsoft Learn and accredited partners to build cloud skills with Azure.

Guided deployments*

Benefits include:

  • Expert help from expert Azure migration and modernisation partners and FastTrack for Azure engineers.
  • Project assistance including planning, designing, modernising and migrating your workloads to Azure.
  • Offers and incentives to help reduce transition costs (based on eligibility).
  • Azure technical training and certifications tailored to your organisation’s needs.

*Note: Guided deployments have a minimum project size to qualify. See the form for details.

The Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme has resources for organisations of all sizes.

All fields marked with * are required

What type of assistance would you like to receive? *
Which scenario are you interested in? *

Infrastructure and database migration project details

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

Note: Guided deployments have a minimum project size of 50 virtual machines or 10 database instances

App and data modernisation project details

Note: Guided deployments have a minimum project size of 10 virtual machines supporting existing apps

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

VDI project details

Note: Guided deployments have a minimum project size of 250 VDI users

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.

Are you already working with a partner? *
Do you consent to us sharing your contact and project information with the appropriate partners (including the partner’s primary Microsoft employee contact)? *

Partners are deep technical experts who can help you plan, customize, implement or manage your Azure solutions. Do you want to be connected directly to a recommended cloud migration partner? We will share your information with a migration partner who will contact you regarding your project.

Partners are welcome to nominate their customers for migration and modernisation projects.

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Microsoft account teams are welcome to nominate their customers’ migration projects.

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Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme FAQs

  • What are the benefits of the Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme?

    The Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme helps accelerate your cloud migration and modernisation process through a variety of benefits, including:

    Which geographic regions are supported?

    The Azure Migration and Modernisation 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, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, 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 and Modernisation Programme?

    The Azure Migration and Modernisation 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 and Modernisation Programme?

    1. Contact us: Start by submitting a simple form telling us about your migration project.
    2. Find out more: After you submit 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 cloud migration and modernisation tools and resources to optimise your costs and secure your environment for ongoing success with Azure.

    How much does the Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme cost?

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

  • How does the Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme work with partners?

    Microsoft believes that engaging with an expert partner on your cloud journey is the best way to make the most of your Azure investment. Depending on your needs, through the programme, you’ll work either directly with Azure or be matched with an expert Azure migration partner if you don’t already have one. Partners are either expert managed service providers or advanced specialisation partners.

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