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SQL Server migration

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 end of support is coming. Migrate SQL Server to Azure with few or no application code changes now.

Migrate your legacy SQL Server workloads cost-effectively

Migrate your SQL Server workloads to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance or SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine (VM) and save up to 55 percent with Azure Hybrid Benefit. With Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, you get a near hands-free database service with built-in security and performance monitoring—perfect for managing hundreds to thousands of databases at scale. For SQL Server workloads utilizing SQL Server Analysis Service, SQL Server Reporting Service, and other non-engine capabilities, move to SQL Server in a VM and get three more years of security updates for your existing SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads at no additional charge.

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SQL Server Migration Guide

Learn about SQL Server workload migration paths. The SQL Server Migration Guide explains how to migrate from your existing SQL Server implementation to SQL Server in Azure, including the fully-managed Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. If you’re ready to migrate, use the guide to pick your migration path and execute on the steps.

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Start your migration journey

When you’re ready to begin, the Azure migration center provides all the tools you need to assess, migrate, and optimize your SQL Server workloads.

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Demo: SQL Server migration to Azure

Walk through discovery, assessment, and migration of SQL Server databases to Azure using Azure Database Migration Service.

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