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White Paper | Presented by Microsoft

An easier path to the cloud for your legacy SQL Server data

The speed of today’s technological innovation continues to accelerate, bringing new opportunities to expand your business. Getting ahead means embracing emerging technologies and taking full advantage of the cloud. Modernizing your data platforms promises operational efficiencies and faster growth. Plus, with the end of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on July 9, 2019, it’s important to start thinking about how to transform your data ecosystem.

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Cloud Lessons Learned

This e-book is for CIOs, CTOs, Senior IT Managers, and IT directors whose companies are currently using Windows Server 2008 (including Windows Server 2008 R2), for which extended support will expire on January 14, 2020. It illustrates the main benefits of moving to Azure Virtual Machines, particularly regarding security, savings, support, and the development experience. This e-book provides understanding and insight into the strategic and tactical aspects of such a move, as well as the business benefits (such as TCO/ROI), scope, and requirements to help you weigh your options.

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Cloud lessons learned: Four companies that migrated Windows Server

This e-book is for CIOs, CTOs, Senior IT Managers, and IT directors whose companies are currently using Windows Server 2008 (including Windows Server 2008 R2), for which extended support will expire on January 14, 2020. It illustrates the main benefits of moving to Azure Virtual Machines, particularly regarding security, savings, support, and the development experience. This e-book provides understanding and insight into the strategic and tactical aspects of such a move, as well as the business benefits (such as TCO/ROI), scope, and requirements to help you weigh your options.

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Evolve Your ERP: Enable Corporate Agility with Dynamics 365

If you’re wondering whether your company’s ERP solution has fallen behind the competitive curve, here’s your answer: More than likely, yes.

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From end of support to Azure—a migration path

With end of support for Windows Server 2008 in the near future, cloud adoption provides considerable value over other alternatives, offering greater scalability, cost efficiency, control over security risks, and improved performance. Specifically, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will reach end of support on January 14, 2020. As such, Microsoft Azure now includes three more years of security updates for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 at no additional charge.

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How secure is your IT infrastructure? 5 ways Office 365 can help improve security

For organizations of every size, digital transformation can enable deeper knowledge of customers, access to new markets, fresh ways for employees to work in collaborative teams, increased efficiency, and dramatically faster innovation. As business leaders, we are increasingly expected to be at the forefront of the technology changes that drive these improvements, especially the adoption of cloud technology.

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Lead your team through end of support

As technology continues to develop at an exponential rate, business dynamics are also changing--demanding the rapid transformation of business processes for better growth.

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Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

The OPDBMS market in 2017 brings cloud and fully managed options center stage for execution. Market-defining vision includes features for machine learning, serverless scenarios and streaming integration. Data and analytics leaders must balance current and future needs against this market landscape.

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Migrating SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

You can accelerate your migration to the cloud while maximizing support for legacy SQL Server databases by taking advantage of an easy migration strategy from Microsoft. Azure SQL Database Managed Instance offers a simple phased and guided approach to rehost your apps to Azure with limited or zero application code changes.

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Preparing for Windows Server 2008 end of support

End of support is an ideal time to transform your IT estate with the cloud. But we know that it can be hard to upgrade everything before the end-ofsupport timeline. To address this need, we are pleased to announce that Extended Security Updates will be available for free in Azure for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of Windows Server (and SQL Server) to help secure your workloads for three more years after the end-of-support deadline. You can rehost these workloads to Azure with no application code changes.

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