The countdown is on! Discover resources to upgrade your App Service Environment today

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Since the announcement of the retirement of App Service Environment v1 and v2, we have been encouraged by the velocity with which organizations have begun upgrading to the latest version. If your organization hasn’t yet made the switch, consider this blog a gentle nudge to prioritize your migration to App Service Environment v3 before the Aug. 31, 2024, deadline. As a reminder, starting on Jan. 15, 2024, users will no longer be able to create a new App Service Environment v1 or v2. Even though support for existing v1 or v2 environments will continue until the Aug. 31 deadline, App Service Environment created after Jan 15 will be on version 3. To avoid potential disruptions and ensure the seamless operation of your services, we strongly recommend initiating the migration process without delay. In this article, we will review the tools and services available from Microsoft to speed up your upgrade process.


What support exists to help me upgrade?

To facilitate a smooth upgrade to App Service Environment v3, a comprehensive set of technical resources are available. These resources include detailed migration guides, step-by-step tutorials, and troubleshooting information to guide you through the upgrade process. And as always, if you require any additional assistance, your Microsoft partner and Customer Success Account Manager are standing by to help.

  • The App Service Environment v3 upgrade landing page is your one-stop shop to learn more about the features, benefits, and migration resources related to App Service Environment v3. Customers have successfully completed the self-service upgrade of hundreds of clusters using the free, automated migration feature. On this page, you will learn about the pre-flight checks to help you determine if your environment meets the prerequisites to automate your upgrade, otherwise you can follow the instructions for a manual upgrade
  • For customers seeking hands-on support, FastTrack is a service we provide to help companies successfully migrate to Azure and accelerate the deployment of Azure solutions, including Azure Service Environment v3. We highly recommend our Learn Live session with Azure FastTrack Architects, now available on demand, that gives viewers a comprehensive overview of the steps to complete the upgrade.
  • Finally, Microsoft Learn provides walkthroughs, tutorials, and links to help you get familiar with the options for upgrading to App Service Environment v3. The Microsoft developer community is a vibrant space where experts and peers gather to share insights, experiences, and solutions. By participating in these forums, developers can seek help and gain valuable insights from others who have already upgraded to App Service Environment v3.


Why should I upgrade to App Service Environment v3?

An App Service Environment is an Azure App Service feature that provides a fully isolated and dedicated environment for running App Service apps securely at high scale. App Service Environment v3 is the latest version of App Service Environment. It’s easier to use, with reduced deployment times and running on more powerful infrastructure that can go up to 64 cores and 256-GB RAM. It also has a simpler network topology, with scaling speeds averaging under 10 minutes for both Windows and Linux, which is a huge advantage compared to older versions. The new capabilities in version 3 also lead to tangible financial benefits. Our senior product manager, Jordan Selig, has a great blog post about how you can calculate your estimated cost savings.


As you are aware, the upgrade to App Service Environment v3 is linked to the phasing out of the underlying Cloud Service (classic) infrastructure. Once that is decommissioned, v1 and v2 services will no longer function. In addition to continued operation of your services, this upgrade will also improve your business outcomes. Here's a quick recap and you can learn more in our docs if interested:

  • Enhanced scalability: Leverage the increased scalability of version 3 to seamlessly handle growing workloads and traffic demands compared to older versions.
  • Improved performance: Experience enhanced performance and responsiveness with the optimized infrastructure changes.
  • Simplified management: Reduce administrative overhead with more streamlined management tools and simplified configurations in version 3.
  • Enhanced security: Benefit from robust security features that safeguard your sensitive data and applications.
  • Future-proof your environment: Ensure your App Service Environment remains aligned with the latest advancements and capabilities.


We are here to help you be successful

Don't wait until the last minute to begin your upgrade to App Service Environment v3. Even though support for v1 and v2 will continue until Aug. 31, 2024, customers will only be able to create App Service Environment v3 after Jan. 15, 2024. By prioritizing this upgrade today, you safeguard the continued operation of your services and position your environment for future success. To get started, follow any of the options listed above. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact your Microsoft account team or Microsoft partner for further assistance.


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