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AWS has launched a new program to help customers migrate legacy Windows Server applications to newer, supported versions of Windows Server on AWS, without any code changes.

The End-of-Support Migration Program (EMP) for Windows Server includes technology and expert guidance to migrate legacy applications from Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2 to newer, supported versions on AWS, without any refactoring.

Specifically, the EMP technology identifies the application’s dependencies on the outdated OS, and creates a package that includes all the application files, runtimes, components, and deployment tools, as well as an engine that redirects the API calls from the application to files within the package.

The EMP technology decouples the applications from the underlying OS, enabling AWS partners or AWS professional services to migrate critical applications to a newer, supported version of Windows Server on AWS. 

AWS technical evangelist Martin Beeby explained the program will support the most complex applications, including ones with tight dependencies on older versions of the operating system, registries, libraries, and other files.





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