The word migration might summon a "once and done" activity, but successful migrations require planning, design, and a strong understanding of the target infrastructure if you're to be truly successful. Nowhere is this more relevant than in migrating applications to Microsoft Azure. In this course, you'll explore exactly those planning and design elements you'll need to prepare before you ever begin an application's migration into Azure. First, you'll determine your migration strategy. You'll take a look at Microsoft's three-phase approach to assessing your current environment, determining your migration approach, and then optimizing that application once the move is complete. Next, you'll dig into the data availability and resiliency options, as well as the data transfer strategies, that match Azure's services with your application's migration needs. Finally, you'll explore use cases for the migration itself, with the goal of helping you appreciate the best tactics for ensuring the best fit for your application's new Azure residency. By the end of this course, you'll be armed with the knowledge you need to begin planning your application's migration into Microsoft Azure.