Azure Migration Center

Windows Server migration

Migrate your Windows Server apps and workloads to Azure today. Use familiar tools – such as Windows Server Active Directory, Windows Admin Center and PowerShell – and get quality support from a single cloud service provider across your hybrid environment.

Pay less with Azure

AWS is five times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server. Discover why Azure is the most cost-effective cloud for your Windows Server workloads and only get these unique savings by migrating to Azure.

Use your existing licences to save more with Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server and Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances.

Move your Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads to Azure and get three more years of extended security updates at no extra charge. Learn how to migrate your Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads to Azure.

Migrate your Windows virtual machines to Azure

Gain a step-by-step understanding of what it takes to set up a successful cloud migration. Explore a series of scenarios that illustrate how to set up a migration infrastructure and run different types of migrations.

Demo: Virtual machine migration to Azure

Walk through discovery, assessment and migration of Windows virtual machines to Azure with Jeff Woolsey, principal programme manager for the Windows Server team.

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Migrate your file servers to Azure

Use Storage Migration Service to inventory unstructured data on legacy servers and then transfer the data and configuration to newer servers or virtual machines on Azure – without apps or users having to change anything. Get an overview of Storage Migration Service and learn more about hybrid file management with Azure File Sync.

Demo: Storage Migration Service in Windows Server 2019

Watch Ned Pyle, principal programme manager at Microsoft, migrate a legacy Windows file server to Windows Server 2019.

Migrate your .NET apps to Azure

Apply for assistance moving your .NET apps to Azure to take advantage of benefits including automatic scaling, patching, performance monitoring and CI/CD. Get help with finding the right migration option for your business and see whether you’re eligible for a free assessment and code analysis.

Deliver a virtual desktop experience and remote apps to any device

Run Windows 7 in Azure and get three years of free extended security updates for your Windows 7 virtual desktop. Or, run Windows 10 for the only full, multi-user Windows 10 experience virtualised in the cloud. Learn more about Windows Virtual Desktop.

Move your SQL Server workloads to Azure

Explore all of your cloud migration options for moving structured databases like SQL Server to Azure.

Prepare for end of support

Gain an overview of your migration options to support Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ends on 14 January 2020. Are you ready?

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