Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Now Migrates VMware Images To Azure

Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Converter automatically converts VMware virtual machines into the Hyper-V platform. The newly-released version 2.0 adds another trick: the ability to automatically migrate existing VMware images into Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.

Other enhancements to the tool include additional PowerShell interfaces for integrating with System Center Orchestrator and the ability to perform Guest OS migrations for multiple Linux platforms.

It’s a free download for Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environments. Microsoft says version 3.0, which will include tools to convert physical Windows machines into virtual ones, will be released before the end of 2014.

Available now: The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0 [Microsoft Server & Cloud Blog]

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