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Software Assurance Planning Services

Windows and Office Enterprise Proof of Concept​​

Desktop Deployment Planning Services employs Microsoft best practices and materials to help lower the risks and costs of planning for your next Windows and Office product deployment.  Customers will move to Windows 10 and Office 2016, often together, which represents an opportunity for you to accelerate sales and deployments.

About this engagement

Optimized for a 5-day planning engagement or as a foundation to deliver a broader, customized engagement.  For guidance, resources, and deliverables for the 5-day engagement, please refer to content here.  At customer’s discretion, contents of this POC may be customized to fit a 1, 3, 10 or 15-day engagement.  The shorter engagements allow for targeted sessions, whereas the longer engagements provide an opportunity to go into even more depth into customer specific pain points and Office 2016 deployment considerations.

Recommended engagement scope

For 1 and 3 day engagements, sessions from the standard 5-day engagement may be omitted, providing the engagement covers at least the following items:

  • Windows 10 Overview
  • Managing Windows 10
  • Office 2016 Deployment and Management Update

For engagements longer than 5 days, the engagement must deliver the complete 5 day agenda and then customized based on the customer’s needs (see Supplemental Delivery Guide)

Required deliverables

Regardless of length of engagement, at the end of each Windows & Office Enterprise POC engagement, the customer must be provided with an Assessment Guide. The completed assessment guide must be submitted when the DDPS engagement Completion Report is completed. More information about completing DDPS engagements can be found here.

Delivery Guidance
Delivery Materials
Required Deliverables

Submit the Planning Services Completion Report Submission Form after each Planning Services engagement, making sure to upload a copy of the customer deliverable when prompted.

Upon successful submission of the online form, you will be sent a confirmation email with a submission file receipt attachment and guidance to complete the next steps:

  1. Redeem Planning Services voucher(s) in VVR

  2. Invoice against Planning Services voucher(s) in SAVB

Review the Understand voucher process page for guidance.