Software Assurance Planning Services
DDPS news and events
New Office 365 planning engagement!

​A new Office 365 planning engagement is now available through DDPS, L&EDPS, and SDPS offerings. The Office 365 FastTrack planning engagement (available as a 3-day or 10-day engagement) focuses on broader deployment planning requirements to help your customers understand the capabilities of Office 365 and aid them in determining their readiness for migration to the Office 365 service.

Planning Services policies: stay up-to-date

To prevent project delays and possible denial of payment, it is important that all Planning Services partners understand the Software Assurance Planning Services program policies.

Visit the Planning Services policies page to stay up-to-date on program policy:

  • - Brush up on the terms and conditions required with your participation in the program.
  • - Watch the Planning Services Policies training video.
  • - Download the Planning Services Policies supplemental PowerPoint presentation.
  • - Review the important reminders.
DDPS offers new Windows 8.1 planning guidance

DDPS content for Windows 8 has been updated to reflect enhancements introduced with the release of Windows 8.1.  New engagement materials now include image engineering, management, and deployment updates, as well as new support materials needed to effectively deliver a 1 or 3-day DDPS engagement.

Check out the updated guidance for the below engagements:

Explore engagements by product and solution

​Use the new index to quickly find engagements that support specific products and solutions you are interested in.

Explore using the All products and solutions page today!


Explore engagements by product and solution

New on-demand training webcasts for partners

​Planning Services has several new training resources for partners!   First, a two-part training webcast series to help your team better understand what Planning Services are and how to enroll, and the process to get paid for your customer engagements.  Second, a three-part Learning series that provides a deeper introduction to Planning Services, an overview of program policies, and guidance on how to deliver an engagement.

Use these on-demand training webcasts​ as a quick refresher, or to introduce new staff to the program, bring them up to speed on how to use and deliver engagements. ​