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Software Assurance Planning Services

Stake your claim in the rapidly growing Cloud market and expand your business with Public Cloud, Microsoft Azure Deployment Planning Services (AZDPS). AZDPS partners and Microsoft Services provide Software Assurance (SA) customers the exclusive benefit of structured consulting engagements that provide training, demos and activations planning for Azure.

  • Tap into Microsoft's Public Cloud investments. Not only will you have a low-risk, first mover advantage, you will also receive compensation for these joint business opportunities.
  • Increase your business opportunities with access to a large, eligible customer base that is ready to jumpstart their journey to the Public Cloud.
  • Become an expert on Public Cloud technology and build your practice in a rapidly growing market.


Program engagements

As a provider of AZDPS, you will receive the tools, training, best practices and engagement materials you need to deliver successful Planning Services engagements that can lead to additional work.

Activating Microsoft Azure Storage: Help customers activate their Azure storage solutions. Suggested activities include an assessment, activation plan and proof of concept.

Migrate Applications to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services: Help customers assess, prioritize and begin migrating existing virtualized applications. To provide value within an expedited timeframe, this engagement prioritizes the migration of applications that do not require significant re-architecting or code modifications.

Implementing Develop & Test Scenarios on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Help your customers implement a scalable, more secure and cost-effective development and test environment with Azure Virtual Machines. By using virtual machines, customers can provision a development and test environment in a matter of minutes—not days, weeks, or months—directly increasing their development velocity.

Implementing Enterprise Mobility: Help enterprise customers plan deployments for Cloud and Hybrid enterprise mobility solutions. The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) solutions help to address customer challenges in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, including Hybrid Identity Management, Mobile Device Management, and Access & Information Protection. Four engagements cover the broad spectrum of EMS solutions:

Enterprise Mobility + Security Identity and Access Management
Enterprise Mobility + Security Identity Driven Security
Enterprise Mobility + Security Information Protection
Enterprise Mobility + Security Managed Mobile Productivity

Implementing Microsoft Operations Management Suite​: OMS is the management service delivered from the cloud to extend System Center for the datacenter. OMS manages and protects guests and workloads across Azure, AWS, Windows Server, Linux, VMware, and OpenStack at a lower cost than competitive solutions. For customers that have already deployed System Center 2012, OMS extends System Center investments into hybrid cloud delivering IT management as a service for any workload, any platform, anywhere whether on-premises or in the cloud.

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Who can participate?

Are you a partner with a gold competency in Cloud Platform? Great! Enroll to become an AZDPS partner.

Learn about the eligibility requirements to become a Public Cloud, Microsoft Azure Deployment Planning Services provider.

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