Editor's note:  Today's post comes from Selcin Turkarslan from our Customer Experience team.

The guide, Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure, provides experienced developers and information technology (IT) professionals with detailed guidance on how to migrate their data-centric applications to Windows Azure Cloud Services, while also providing an introduction on how to migrate those same applications to Windows Azure Virtual Machines. By using this guide, you will have the planning process, migration considerations, and prescriptive how to’s needed for a positive migration experience.

Capturing the best practices from the real-world engagements of Customer Advisory Team, and the technical expertise of the SQL Database Content team, Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure can help you simplify the migration process, provide guidance on the most appropriate migration tools, and drive a successful implementation of your migration plan.

You can start by going to the Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure table of contents or go to a specific section here below.

Overview of the Migration Life Cycle:  Provides step-by-step instructions for migrating your applications and data to Windows Azure. 

Planning a Migration:  Provides a walk through on several concerns and steps you should consider as you plan a migration to Windows Azure. 

Implementing the Migration Plan:  Provides guidance on the final steps of migration to Windows Azure.

Migrating with Windows Azure Virtual Machines:  Provides an overview on the Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VM) and guidance on how you can migrate your existing SQL Server databases to Windows Azure using SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine.

Migrating with Windows Azure Cloud Services:  Provides an overview on the Windows Azure Cloud Services and guidance on how to migrate your existing applications and databases to Windows Azure using the functionalities provided by the Windows Azure Cloud Services platform. 

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