Use Planning Services to:

  • Help ensure efficient deployments with collaborative planning built on best practices

  • Extend your IT staff with on-site deployment planning experts

With Planning Services you get in-depth deployment planning services from Microsoft consulting partners that include Desktop (Office and/or Windows), SharePoint and Exchange Deployment Planning Services, and Business Value Planning Services.

Learn more about each Planning Service

The engagement proved its value as we saved time and money on the first phase of the Microsoft Office rollout, which was handled solely by the desktop manager.

Before you use:

Check Your Planning Days
With Planning Services you get a set number of service days provided by a Microsoft Certified Partner. The number of service days varies by the type and number of licenses you have with Software Assurance, and can be used for planning engagements ranging from 1 to 15 days in length.

Prioritize Your Planning Needs
Review your organization’s IT priorities early on in your Microsoft license agreement so you can best decide among your planning services options and schedule their use. You may use your planning days for a single, in-depth planning engagement, or schedule several engagements to accommodate multiple locations or planning service needs.

Find a Planning Services Partner

When you use:

Assign Planning Days
Your organization’s Software Assurance Manager gets the process started by assigning planning service days to project manager(s) within your organization, using a straight-forward voucher creation process through VLSC.

Select Planning Partner
The project manager chooses a Microsoft Planning Services Provider and schedules the planning engagement.

Follow Your Plan
After your engagement you will be equipped with a blueprint that outlines recommendations by the planning consultant.

Related Benefits:

Training Vouchers
Use IT Training Vouchers to prepare your IT and Helpdesk staff for new software deployments or convert unused Training Voucher Days into Planning Services Days to suit your deployment planning needs.

With thousands of hours of self-paced, flexible training courses, E-Learning helps ready your employees for new software implementations.

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