Migration from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Today we’ll review how you can migrate databases, running on SQL Server, to a new Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. Azure SQL Database Managed Instance (aka “SQL MI”) is a new deployment model of Azure SQL Database, providing near 100% compatibility with SQL Server database engine with benefits of PaaS. So if you think about…


Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 took place in Orlando, Florida few weeks ago. It is an annual Microsoft conference for ITPros with more then 700+ sessions and 100+ announcements. Let’s review what announcements are relevant if you are migrating from your datacenter to Azure. First of all, 2 new regions were announced – Norway West and Norway…


Act now! Migrate your customers running Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 to Azure

  End of support is fast approaching for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2. This is a significant opportunity for our partners to migrate those on-premises workloads to Azure. Now is the ideal time to upgrade, modernize and transform to current versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and Azure services for more security, performance…

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Moving Windows Server and SQL Server licenses from SPLA to CSP

As you may heard, now CSP partners can buy Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on behalf of their customers directly in Partner Center. It became possible because on new functionality in Partner Center, described here. New functionality allows partners, migrating SPLA-licenses VMs with Windows Server and SQL Server to Azure, to switch from SPLA…