Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating VMware & Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure with Microsoft Migration Accelerator (Part 20)

Today’s topic focuses on migrating existing server workloads to the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform as a secure extension of your on-premises datacenter.  Along the way, we’ll discuss several migration tools that can help to streamline the process, including the recently announced Microsoft Migration Accelerator for Azure, which is currently available in limited preview to…


TechNet Radio: How to Migrate from VMware to Windows Azure or Hyper-V

Keith Mayer and Yung Chou are back and in today’s episode they show us how to migrate your virtual machines from VMware to Windows Azure or Hyper-V Server 2012. Tune in as they showcase some of the free tools that are available such as the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter as well as walk us through…


Guided Hands-on Lab: Migrate VMs to Windows Azure from Amazon AWS [ 20 Key Cloud Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]

This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  You can catch the full series at https://aka.ms/CloudTop20.  In today’s article in this series, we’ll be stepping through a Guided Lab for migrating existing cloud-based Windows Server VMs to Windows…

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To The Cloud! Migrate VMware VMs to Windows Azure [ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]

This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  You can catch the full series at https://aka.ms/CloudTop20.  In today's article in this series, we’ll discuss migrating virtual machines from an on-premises VMware environment to the cloud as a more…

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Step-by-Step: Migrating to FREE Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 Servers AND Clusters from 2008 R2 and VMware

UPDATE: I’m updating this article to also include a new Step-by-Step video and migration guide that was recently released by our Cluster team to provide guidance for using the Migrate a Cluster Wizard to migrate CLUSTERS of Hyper-V Server hosts from 2008 R2 to 2012, in addition to the other migration scenarios previously included in this article below….

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UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for “Early Experts” Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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FREE eBook Chapter: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

I am excited to announce that Leandro Carvalho, Microsoft MVP in Virtual Machine, experienced Trainer and frequent IT Pro community contributor, has released a new book, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook.  Leandro’s intent in the “cookbook approach” is to provide an easy-to-follow set of “recipes” for mastering Hyper-V as a virtualization expert, and this book…

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What's New in Microsoft Windows Deployment Tools - Cincinnati OH - Sept 22nd

Microsoft Windows XP support ends April 2014. Are you ready? Migrating from XP to Windows 7 (or 8) won’t happen overnight – it’ll take a little time but the good news is it doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Microsoft has some tried and true FREE deployment tools to help with your migration.  The…


Use Your #ITCamp #HyperV Lab - Migrate To Windows Server 2008 R2

You’ve built your Hyper-V lab environment at our IT Camp events … now it’s time to put that lab environment to good use so that you can take advantage of those cool Server 2008 R2 features like Managed Service Accounts, Active Directory Recycle Bin, Offline Domain Join and Hyper-V Live Migration! Below I’m providing a list of…