|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....readmore
|New Planning Services engagement for existing Microsoft Dynamics customers
The Microsoft Dynamics team recently launched a net new Planning Services engagement under the SSDPS offering. Qualified SSDPS partners can now work with existing Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers to ....readmore
|New 90-day trial option for Office 365 FastTrack Pilot deliveries!
When provisioning an Office 365 FastTrack Pilot, you now get default 250 seats of E3, and it’s good for 90 days! Learn more…....readmore
|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 upda....readmore
|DTDPS offers new Visual Studio Agile engagement
The Microsoft Developer Tools team has added a new engagement to Planning Services under the DTDPS offering. Qualified partners can work with Microsoft Developer Tools customers to create Visual Stud....readmore
|DTDPS refreshes Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio engagements
The Microsoft Developer Tools team has updated the existing Team Foundation Server Deployment Assessment and Visual Studio Quality Tools Deployment Assessment engagements, adding new guidance and mate....readmore
|DTDPS Visual SourceSafe Migration Assessment engagement retires
The Microsoft Developer Tools team has updated the existing Team Foundation Server Deployment Assessment and Visual Studio Quality Tools Deployment Assessment engagements, adding new guidance and mat....readmore
|SSDPS offers new Microsoft Dynamics CRM engagement
The Microsoft Dynamics team has added a new engagement to Planning Services under the SSDPS offering. Qualified partners can now work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers to create custom implementa....readmore
|New DTDPS engagement! Visual Studio Agile Deployment Assessment
Help your customer in developing an effective strategy for adopting or improving agility. This three-day engagement involves a targeted agile assessment, leveraging the ALM Assessment tool, that idea....readmore
|Coming November! - New and refreshed DTDPS engagement options | Visual SourceSafe Migration Assessment retiring
The Microsoft Developer Tools team is adding a new engagement to Planning Services under the DTDPS offering. Qualified partners can work with Microsoft Developer Tools customers to create Visual Studi....readmore
|New SSDPS engagement! Implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM
The Microsoft Dynamics team has added a new engagement to Planning Services under the SSDPS offering.
Qualified partners can now work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers to create custom implem....readmore
|Coming soon! (SSDPS) Implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM
The Microsoft Dynamics team is adding a new engagement to
Planning Services under the SSDPS offering. Qualified partners can work with
Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers to create custom implementatio....readmore
|Engagement update: (SSDPS) Deploying SQL Server Business Intelligence
Currently Planning Services is allowing BI Deployment Planning for SQL Server 2012 in 3,5,10 day engagements as well as SQL Server 2008 R2. Learn more here....readmore
|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!
|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 th....readmore
|New Planning Services engagements (AZDPS, PVDPS, SDPS)
AZDPS: Implementing Develop & Test Scenarios on Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Help your customers implement a scalable, more secure and cost-effective development and test environment with Wind....readmore
|New Engagements for Private Cloud and Windows Azure Deployment Planning Services!
Enable your customers in eight new engagements to deploy System Center 2012, Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, Windows Azure, and Team Foundation 2012.
|Watch the new Planning Services partner training videos
The purpose of this 2-part Planning Services Partner Training video series is to provide Microsoft partners who are enrolled in the Software Assurance (SA) Planning Services program, or who are consid....readmore
|New Office 365 FastTrack Pilot designed to help you accelerate Cloud adoption
Is your customer looking at Office 365? Utilize the new Office 365 FastTrack Pilot now!
The three step Office 365 FastTrack approach is the Microsoft preferred deployment methodology for Office ....readmore
|Planning Services Portal is available in five new languages
The SA Planning Services Partner Portal is now available in five new languages!
You can access the new sub-sites by selec....readmore
|ACTION REQUIRED: AZDPS, DTDPS, PVDPS and SSDPS Partners Must Re-enroll in Planning Services on the Microsoft Partner Network by April 1, 2013
The partner enrollment process for AZDPS, DTDPS, PVDPS and SSDPS has moved to the MPN platform. If your organization delivers any of these offering, you must enroll on the Microsoft Partner Network (....readmore
|Get ready to activate Windows Azure storage with AZDPS
A new engagement to help customers activate Windows Azure storage with their ISV solution
The new Activating Windows Azure Storage engagement will provide you with resources to help customers utiliz....readmore
|New delivery materials now available for ‘Upgrading to Windows Server 2012’ engagements!
Help your customers upgrade to Windows Server 2012 — an important first step in transforming their IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a whole new level of business value. Demonstrate the adva....readmore
|Planning Services Offerings Updated to Reflect Availability of New Office 2013
Incorporate new engagements into your Planning Services offerings.DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS offerings are now available to support Office 2013, reflecting updated planning engagements for Office 201....readmore
|L&EDPS and SDPS Program content Updates to Support New Releases
Planning Services Content Updates planned to reflect newest product releases.
L&EDPS: Updated planning and template materials are being finalized and should be available for Lync 2013 and Excha....readmore
|Microsoft Competency Changes
Make sure to keep in-the-know on your Microsoft competencies!
With many products releasing this year it’s important to keep up on the latest technology. The Microsoft Partner Network Competency Road....readmore
|Two New PoCs Coming Soon
Deliver the new Windows 8 and Office 365 ProPlus PoCs.Desktop Deployment Planning Services is now offering two new Proof of Concept (PoC) engagements:
The Office 365 ProPlus PoC Engagement is a ....readmore
|Updated DTDPS Partner Materials for TFS 2012 Deployment Planning Services
Make sure you're using the 2012 materials when delivering TFS Deployment Planning Service engagements. The Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DTDPS) materials for the Team Foundation Ser....readmore
|Enrollment for AZDPS, DTDPS, PVDPS and SSDPS is transitioning to the Microsoft Partner Network, January 1, 2013
The Planning Services partner enrollment process for AZDPS, DTDPS, PVDPS and SSDPS is moving to the MPN platform on January 1, 2013. By consolidating Planning Services enrollment with the MPN experien....readmore
|Planning Services Re-enrollment Deadline (for DDPS, L&EDPS, and SDPS) Extended to September 30, 2012
The Planning Services partner enrollment process for Software Assurance Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS), Lync and Exchange Deployment Planning Services (L&EDPS), and SharePoint Deploym....readmore
|ACTION REQUIRED: DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS Partners must Re-enroll into Planning Services on Microsoft Partner Network by End of August 2012
Partner Enrollment Now Open for DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS Now Through Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)
Important: All DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS partners are required to re-enroll in Planning Service....readmore
|Any 2+ System Center 2012 components in PVDPS "Management & Virtualization" offering
Now through PVDPS you can plan to deploy any 2+ components of System Center 2012! Given customer and partner demand, the "Management & Virtualization" offering in PVDPS can now be used ....readmore
|You're pre-qualified to be a SQL Server Deployment Planning Services (SSDPS) provider!
With your organization’s Microsoft Gold Competency in Business Intelligence and/or Data Platform, you’re already qualified to provide Microsoft-sponsored structured consulting engagements and build c....readmore
|DDPS, PVDPS, and SDPS Eligibility Requirements Changing – Learn More
Starting May 2012, eligibility for delivering DDPS and SDPS engagements will change to Microsoft competencies. Please make sure you have the required competencies by May 2012 so you can continue to re....readmore
|DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS Enrollment Changes
DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS Moving to Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Online Enrollment Tool
DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS partner enrollment is transitioning to the Microsoft Partner Network membership ....readmore
|Two New Engagements Available to DDPS, L&EDPS, and SDPS Partners
Get help accelerating Office 365 sales and deployment by taking advantage of two new engagements, funded through Software Assurance benefits or Windows Accelerate (Jumpstart):
1. Office 365 Pr....readmore
|Introducing the Office Compatibility Proof of Concept
Introducing the Office Compatibility Proof of Concept:
Looking for help with customers reluctant to deploy Office 2010 because of concerns around application migration and compatibility? Now ther....readmore
|DDPS and SDPS eligibility requirements change to Microsoft competencies (May 2012)
Starting May 2012, eligibility for delivering DDPS and SDPS engagements will change to Microsoft competencies. Please make sure you have the required competencies by May 2012 so you can continue to r....readmore
|UPDATED: Enrollment for DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS transitioning to the Microsoft Partner Network (July 2012)
All existing DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS partners will need to enroll in new online tool.
DDPS, SDPS, and L&EDPS partner enrollment is transitioning to the Microsoft Partner Network membershi....readmore
|MPN Unified Communications Competency Splitting This Month
This October the MPN Unified Communications competency will split into a Messaging competency focused on Microsoft Exchange, and a Communications competency focused on Microsoft Lync. If you are pres....readmore
|Four New SA Planning Services Now Available
The new Software Assurance (SA) Planning Services that were announced at WPC in July are now available for customers via the Microsoft Volume Licensing Center (VLSC). As a Planning Services partner,....readmore
|Support Discovery Pack Sales with Windows Azure Deployment Planning Services
Windows Azure has joined Software Assurance Planning Services with new 3, 5, and 10 day AZDPS 'Public Cloud Jumpstart' engagements. Delivered by Azure Circle Partners, these structured consulting enga....readmore
|EDPS Renamed to L&EDPS
As you may know, the Exchange Deployment Planning Services (EDPS) program has always supported pre-deployment offerings for both Exchange and Lync or Office Communications Server. The new official t....readmore
|Office 365 Migration Guidance Now Available via Planning Services
With the release of Office 365, Planning Services is evolving to better support a customer’s deployment planning needs whether on-premises, in the cloud, or hybrid environment. Desktop (Office and Wi....readmore
|New Partner Portal Launched!
To improve your partner experience, we have consolidated all of the Software Assurance (SA) Planning Services offerings under a single website, with a consistent navigation and content structure, so ....readmore
|SDPS Certification Requirement Update - NEW EXAM!
Exam 70-667: Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has replaced Exam 70-630 as the required certification to Deliver SDPS engagements.
This new exam prepares consultants to deliver planning engage....readmore
|DDPS Certification Requirement Update - NEW EXAM!
Exam 70-681: Deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 has replaced Exam 70-635 as the required certification to Deliver DDPS engagements. This new exam prepares consultants to deliver Planning engagements ....readmore
|EDPS Deployment Scenarios Covered in BPOS Module
Migration to online: BPOS supports migration scenarios from Exchange Server 2003 and from competitive platforms (from online: Google Apps, or from on-prem: Notes)
Hybrid deployment: Understand how to....readmore
|Announcing the DDPS Jumpstart PoC Service Desk
The Desktop Deployment Planning Services team is excited to unveil the new DDPS Jumpstart PoC Service Desk! The Service Desk is designed to help partners and customers with efforts to drive Jumpstart ....readmore