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What is the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure?

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance that’s designed
to help you create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary
for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices,
documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers need to successfully achieve their short- and long-term objectives.


By using the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure best practices, organizations can better align their business and technical strategies to ensure success.

Increase cloud readiness

Leverage documentation, learning content, and personalized assessments to drive cloud readiness.

Assess your customer's environment


Get your teams ready on the Cloud Adoption Framework

Unblock cloud adoption

Develop your practices to be cloud adoption framework aligned and create offerings to remove cloud adoption obstacles in key areas such as governance, security and cost optimization.

Help customers adopt governance best practices


Discover new customers with your offers

Create cloud-ready environments

Drive awareness and adoption of CAF-Ready Azure landing zones implementation options which help address the deployment and operations needs of customer’s cloud portfolio.

Cloud Adoption Framework - Ready


Get started with Enterprise-scale Landing Zones

Get Cloud Adoption Framework ready

Azure advanced specialization partners and Azure Expert Managed Service Providers undergo rigorous and independent technical validation of their capabilities to ensure they meet Microsoft standards. They have been validated on the Cloud Adoption Framework.

Become an Azure Expert Managed Service Provider Become an Advanced Specialized Partner

Publish your offers

Package and Publish your Cloud Adoption Framework consulting offers or solutions to Azure Marketplace and enable customer discovery.

Refer to the Partner Offers validation guide when publishing your offer.

Showcase your offer Check the guide

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