Software Assurance Planning Services
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Software Assurance Planning Services

Boost revenue and strengthen customer relationships

Software Assurance Planning Services offerings are structured engagements delivered by qualified Microsoft partners with silver or gold competencies, who have been trained to understand and help customers with Software Assurance to address their unique software implementation challenges.

As a Planning Services provider, you can help your customers assess their environments and develop deployment plans that help ensure customers get the most from their Microsoft software.
Get paid for helping customers plan deployments for Microsoft solutions.

The Software Assurance Planning Services opportunity

Becoming a Software Assurance Planning Services provider represents a significant engagement opportunity for your business. Planning Services engagements are a key benefit available through Software Assurance. Customers are eligible for a number of Planning Services engagement days based on their qualifying product licenses. Partners who deliver Software Assurance Planning Services receive compensation when they conduct engagements, which can range from 1 to 15 days.

Each offering comes with the tools, training, and support you need to make engagements repeatable, helping reduce your cost of sales and delivery. And you can use Planning Services to gain new revenue opportunities and strengthen relationships with your customers, by delivering follow-on services that help customers manage solutions after the Planning Services engagement is completed.

Microsoft Office 365 migration guidance

Now you can deliver Microsoft Office 365 migration guidance through Desktop Deployment Planning Services, SharePoint Deployment Planning Services, and Lync and Exchange Deployment Planning Services. Engagements may involve migration planning for a specific product, such as Microsoft Exchange Online, or may explore the full capabilities of Office 365 services, such as delivering an Office 365 proof of concept.



​Planning Services offerings
​Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS) – Office, Office 365, and Windows Enroll

Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DTDPS)

Lync and Exchange Deployment Planning Services (L&EDPS)

Microsoft SQL Server Deployment Planning Services (SSDPS)

​Private Cloud, Management and Virtualization Deployment Planning Services (PVDPS)

Public Cloud, Microsoft Azure Deployment Planning Services (AZDPS)

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)

To learn more about Planning Services offerings, visit the Planning Services partner portal.