Planning Services:Provides eligible customers with access to qualified, on-site partners who provide deployment, upgrade or migration planning engagements based on Microsoft best practicesKick starts customer efforts to deploy, upgrade or migrate to the latest versions of select Microsoft products through interactive sessions with subject matter experts designed to help identify problems and documents next steps Maximizes the customer’s technology investments – engagements help enable partners to provide relevant services while providing deeper visibility into the account, and improving customer satisfaction which can contribute to a greater revenue potential
Planning Services offerings: Public Cloud, Windows Azure Deployment Planning Services (AZDPS)Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS)Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DTDPS)Dynamics Deployment Planning Services (DYDPS)Private Cloud, Management and Virtualization Deployment Planning Services (PVDPS)SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)Skype for Business and Exchange Deployment Planning Services (S&EDPS)SQL Server Deployment Planning Services (SSDPS)
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Assigned Vouchers should be reserved in
VVR as soon as possible to ensure vouchers are not reserved by another partner. Note that you can change the engagement start and end dates after a voucher is reserved.
Reserved vouchers in VVR must be either "cancelled" or "redeemed" in VVR by the partner that reserved it.
You must reserve the voucher, deliver the engagement, and redeem the voucher in VVR prior to the stated expiration date found in the voucher information in VVR.
After redeeming a voucher, you have 60 days in which to submit a payment request in the SAVB Online Payment Tool. Any non-compliance issues with the voucher must also be resolved within this 60-day period. If the 60-day period ends before compliance issues are remediated or a payment request is submitted, the voucher is forfeited and payment cannot be processed for the engagement delivered under that voucher.
After delivering a Planning Services engagement (and before redeeming vouchers in VVR), partner consultants must fill out and submit the online
Planning Services Completion Report Submission Form, making sure to attach a copy of the final customer deliverable.
Each Planning Services engagement should produce a customer deliverable, which is a presentation of the engagement findings, recommendations, and deployment/migration plan. Customer deliverables submitted through the online Planning Services Completion Report Submission Form are used only to verify scope and services offered, and are reviewed only by the Planning Services Team to monitor the quality of engagements. Planning Service engagement deliverables are deemed to be confidential information.
You have the option of submitting the below customer deliverables:
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A standalone System Center Deployment Planning Services offering is not currently available. You may not use Planning Services days to fund planning work specific to the deployment of System Center alone.
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