Software Assurance Planning Services
The Planning Services offerings

Public Cloud, Microsoft Azure Planning Services (AZDPS)

Jumpstart a customer’s journey to the cloud with Public Cloud, Microsoft Azure Deployment Planning Services (AZDPS)—structured consulting engagements with Microsoft Services or qualified Microsoft partners that help you identify projects suited for Azure and create deployment plans.
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Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS)

Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS) enables qualified partners to outline a plan for the deployment of the latest versions of Office and Windows for entitled Software Assurance benefit customers. DDPS offers a broad range of planning tools and services that help optimize the effectiveness of deployment, lower the cost and complexity for the customer, and pave the way for Desktop deployments. 
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Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DTDPS)

Develop new business opportunities and reduce your customer acquisition costs by becoming a preferred Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DTDPS) provider.  Microsoft partners who have attained the Gold ALM competency are eligible to provide DTDPS pre-defined consulting engagements that result in custom deployment plans to help customers get started with Team Foundation Server, migrate from Visual SourceSafe, and implement a new test management solution.  
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Lync and Exchange Deployment Planning Service​s (L&EDPS)

With Lync & Exchange Deployment Planning Services (L&EDPS), qualified partners can help customers achieve cost-effective IT productivity by guiding them through the value and deployment planning stages of the latest Microsoft Unified Communications solutions whether in the cloud or on premise. Eligible customers can use their Software Assurance benefits to help evaluate and plan their Exchange Server or Lync Server implementation.
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Private Cloud Deployment Planning Services (PVDPS)

Streamline deployment of Systems Center, Windows Server and Hyper-V with Private Cloud, Management and Virtualization Deployment Planning Services (PVDPS.) Structured consulting engagements with Microsoft Services or qualified Microsoft partners help customers upgrade their Windows Server infrastructure, realize cost savings from Virtualization or automate infrastructure processes with a Private Cloud.
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SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)

SDPS allows Microsoft customers to use Software Assurance Benefits to pay certified partners for SharePoint deployment and upgrade planning services. Partners love delivering SDPS because they can leverage pre-built engagement materials to deliver 1, 3, 5, 10 and 15-day customer workshops that often lead to follow-on work.  
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SQL Server Deployment Planning Services (SSDPS)

Find long-term opportunities, deepen your engagement with customers, and expand your practice by offering SQL Server Deployment Planning Services (SSDPS). Microsoft partners with Gold competencies in Business Intelligence and/or Data Platform can provide Microsoft-sponsored consulting engagements that result in custom deployment plans for customers looking to create a business intelligence solution, migrate from Oracle, or upgrade to SQL Server.
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