Upgrade and migrate Windows Server IaaS virtual machines

Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Azure Cloud Shell
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Azure Storage
Azure Virtual Machines

Learn to migrate a workload running in Windows Server to an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) virtual machine (VM) and to Windows Server 2022 by using Windows Server migration tools or the Storage Migration Service.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server IaaS migration.
  • Explain how to migrate workloads using Windows Server Migration tools.
  • Describe storage migration.
  • Migrate file servers by using the Storage Migration Service.


In order to get the best learning experience from this module, it's important that you have knowledge and experience of:

  • Windows Server workloads.
  • Common Windows Server management tools.
  • Core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies.
  • On-premises resiliency Windows Server-based compute and storage technologies.
  • Implementing and managing IaaS services in Azure.
  • Microsoft Entra ID.
  • Security-related technologies such as firewalls, encryption, and multi-factor authentication.
  • Windows PowerShell scripting.
  • Automation and monitoring.