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Migrate your .NET app to Azure

Need help migrating? Get step-by-step guidance and access to Microsoft experts by joining the Azure Migration Program.

Assess and migrate your web apps in minutes

Simplify the migration of your web apps to the cloud with minimal or no code changes with the Azure App Service Migration Assistant, a free and simple path to automatically migrate web applications from on-premises to the cloud.

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Azure App Service

Azure App Service is a Platform as a Service (PaaS), meaning you don't worry about operating system administration or framework patching. Azure App Service is well suited for all ASP.NET websites and most WCF services. Get auto scaling, patching, CI/CD, advanced performance monitoring, and production debugging snapshots with Azure App Service to make building and running your web applications easier.

Migrate to Azure App Service

Modernize your .NET Apps to Azure webinar series

Watch the on-demand webinars to discover the cost advantages of bringing your .NET apps to Azure and learn best practices to prepare for migration and optimize your web app performance.

Watch the webinars

Cloud migration learn path

Learn how to take a .NET Framework web app and migrate it to Azure with these interactive online lessons.

Start learning

Other migration options

Azure Virtual Machines

The easiest way to move to cloud hardware, with minimal-to-no changes to your application. Azure Virtual Machines allow you to create the same environment your app currently runs on, but hosted on cloud hardware.

Operating system administration, scaling, availability, deployment, etc. are still manually managed by you.

Migrate to Azure VMs

Windows Containers

Containerize your existing web app using Windows Server Docker containers, with minimal-to-no code changes.

Migrate to Containers on Azure

Migrate databases to the cloud

Not sure which option is right for you? Dig deeper with the Migrate a SQL Server database to Azure guide.

SQL Server in Azure VMs

The easiest way to migrate your database to cloud hardware, with no changes required to your database. Running SQL Server in a virtual machine allows full control of the database server and the VM it runs on. You can also use existing SQL Server licenses that you have.

Database server administration, operating system administration, backup, recovery, scaling, and availability are still manually managed by you.

Migrate to SQL Server in Azure VMs

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is a Platform as a Service (PaaS), meaning that the administration of the database server and the operating system are managed by the service. Backup, recovery, scaling, and availability are also automated.

Not all SQL Server features are available in Azure SQL. The Data Migration Assistant can evaluate if your database is ready to migrate.

Migrate to Azure SQL Database

You may also be interested in these free e-books

Azure quick start e-book

In this short guide, explore Microsoft Azure services for a variety of .NET application scenarios. Quickly learn about the services that are right for you.

Modernizing existing .NET apps e-book

Learn how to move your existing .NET Framework server applications directly to the cloud by modernizing specific areas, without re-architecting or recoding entire applications.

Desktop modernization e-book

This free e-book covers strategies to move your existing .NET desktop apps through the path of modernization and incorporate the latest .NET features.

5 Benefits of Migrating Your ASP.NET Apps to the Cloud

Learn how Azure can help scale your apps to meet customer demand, optimize costs, increase operational efficiencies, improve security, and ship new features faster.

eShopModernizing sample application

See the concepts from the modernizing e-book implemented in a sample application.

Explore sample app on GitHub

Need help migrating?

Accelerate your journey to the cloud with step-by-step guidance and access to Microsoft experts by joining the Azure Migration Program.